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Reynaers creates transparency at Barco One

  • 8 May 2017

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Reynaers aluminium window and curtain walling systems were used as part of an innovative design concept for the new headquarters of Barco. 7,900 square meters of glass and aluminium systems were installed across Barco One.

‘The Circle’ project uses transparency as a key theme with the glass facade designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects to form a skin around the circular building’s open plan central atrium space, where daily activities are illuminated with a full 360 degrees of natural light.

The upper levels feature strong horizontals which provide solar control for the interior and the grand staircase in the atrium makes itself apparent on the exterior as a dynamically sloping line. In addition, a water feature flows from indoors to out, blending the building into the landscape.

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The circular form of Barco One contributes to its social function and makes it a centre point between other buildings on the campus in Kortrihk, Belgium.

Architect John Eyers explained that the oval-shaped ‘meeting decks’ stand out, appearing to float in space. Passerelles to the fixed core of the building balance the structure and ensure a constant level of activity.

An entertainment room was also created to showcase Barco’s beaming equipment, as well as a cinema for its audio tech. Internal walls are finished with a taut, sleek appearance to become projections screens, immersing visitors in Barco’s products.

A custom-made CW 50 reversed solution with slim profiles from Reynaers allows for a maximum entrance of daylight and adds complexity to the design.

Marketing Manager, Rebecca Cope said “Our CW 50 curtain walling system improves transparency and outward sightlines to match the architect’s design goals. The Whilst an all-glass building makes energy-efficiency and temperature control a challenge, Reynaers’ systems offer a thermally efficient standard.”

You can see a 360 video and tour of the Barco One campus here.

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111 Hollymoor Way,
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Tel: +44 (0)121 421 1999
Email: reynaersltd@reynaers.com

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