The Knowledge Centre Arhus – meaning open house’ – is a public information forum and meeting place.
It houses the city’s library and archive, in addition to teaching facilities, meeting rooms, offices and social spaces.
Designed by architects BURO II & ARCH 1, the building is based on an old bank, but only retains the original concrete structure.
The building makes extensive use of Reynaers’ CW 50 curtain wall system in both its standard form and with complex bespoke solutions in order to accommodate the extensive use of glass on the project.
The façade incorporates hundreds of diagonal sections featuring three different types of glass; with clear and green glass, and a third white panel position approximately 12cm further forward.
This gives a sense of greater depth to the curtain wall, which covers an area of 2,700 square metres.
Due to the façade’s complexity, the fabricators collaborated with Reynaers on the development of a number of bespoke solutions.
These included T-shaped face caps for the enamelled white glass, special mounting brackets and flat face caps for the CW 50 transoms.
As the façade featured several complex junctions, critical for effectively draining water, the fabricators produced a mock-up of part of the curtain wall on the building, in which all the diagonal details and glass types were included.
Reynaers high insulation doors and windows CS 86-HI and CS 86-HI/HV were also included on the project, to complement the building’s external envelope, along with sliding systems CP 155
Head of Marketing at Reynaers Hugh Moss said: The Knowledge Centre has won a number of awards, including the Benelux Aluminium Award for its exceptionally sustainable renovation, and the Joinery Award, thanks to excellent execution and exceptional technical challenges.
We’re very proud that both our products and technical team have helped to contribute to this award-winning building.
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Tel: +44 (0)121 421 1999
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