CAP Aluminium Ltd.
Part refurbishment and part new build, the International Centre involved the development of three existing halls and links them through the creation of an “indoor street”, facilitating the movement and circulation of large number of people. A dramatic, five-metre high ribbon of stainless steel dominates the front elevation and flies into and out of the building at various points along the street. The facade contract’s high level of complexity was created by the interface between the stainless steel ribbon and the glazing, where at some points the ribbon is coming back at an angle and the glass is pitched at 7°.
The architects Hickton Madeley were particularly impressed with the level of service provided by Kawneer’s representatives, right from the early stages all the way through to project completion and worked closely to ensure that the biggest possible glass panes (3.2m x 1.5m) could be used, maximising the level of natural light in the building. Cameron Martin, Hickton Madeley’s associate director and project architect, comments on the choice of fenestration. “We chose Kawneer, and its 1202 curtain walling system, because of the company’s track record.”
- 1202 Curtain Wall & Sloped Glazing
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