The architects BDP specified the windows with a black powder-coated aluminium for external durability and low maintenance. The windows also feature spruce engineered timber internally for a natural look and feel.
Hepworth Framework fabricated the Hybrid frames, which were installed by main contractor Stage One.
The double-glazed units with solar control glass were supplied by Senior’s dedicated glazed unit manufacturing facility in Scarborough.
Mike Davenport, Senior Architectural Technician at BDP, commented: We considered a number of UK systems and Senior’s Hybrid window system was by far the best option, offering local UK manufacture and being the only one with the quality we needed.
The UK Pavilion features a fruit orchard and natural wildflower meadow leading to a 14m³ aluminium lattice hive sphere, created by sculptor Wolfgang Buttress.
Senior’s Hybrid windows overlook the spherical design, having been installed in the conference and VIP suite, offices and kitchen area and will be electrically operated to allow automatic mechanical ventilation.
Mark Wadsworth, Managing Director at Senior, was pleased that Hybrid windows have been chosen for the project, commenting: With over 20 million visitors expected at Milan Expo 2015, it will allow us to showcase our sustainable timber composite Hybrid range and the best of British manufacturing on a global stage.
Milan Expo 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition running from May to October 2015.
Running under the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, it aims to highlight one of the pressing challenge of how to feed and sustain an expected rise in the world’s population of 9 billion by 2050.
Senior Architectural Systems,
Phone: 01709 772600
Fax: 01709 772601
Continuing to drive innovation in laboratory drainage solutions, Vulcathene Chemical Drainage (from Durapipe) has launched a new Adjustable Anti-Siphon Trap.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Drainage, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Innovations & New Products, Pipes, Pipes & Fittings, Plumbing, Posts, Waste Management & Recycling
Futurebuild has been announced as an Official UK Government Innovation Partner as it announces its plans to host Innovation Zone at the 2019 event.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Exhibitions and Conferences, news
Research from Safeguard Europe has suggested that homes nationwide could be at risk from rising damp, despite being equipped with chemical damp-proof courses (DPCs).Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Damp & Waterproofing, Posts, Research & Materials Testing
Aspex, amongst the UK’s leaders in architectural ironmongery and doorsets, has strengthened its Novista system with a new flush skirting system.Posted in Aluminium Products, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation