A former computer centre based in Munich has benefited from the installation of a new glass façade and an impact-resistant ventilation rainscreen cladding system from Lithodecor
Berlin-based architect, Sauerbruch Hutton, recently won an architecture competition to redevelop a former computer centre located in Berliner Strasse, Munich.
The 1980s building, which was acquired by Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG prior to the redevelopment, has been transformed with a new glass façade design.
To install the new glass façade, the architect requested the removal of the building’s original parapets and the front edges of the intermediate floors. The existing external façade had to be stripped back entirely.
By using offset vertical pilaster strips, the architect has achieved a striking façade; the colour scheme of the building now changes depending on the angle it is being observed from. This dynamic is enhanced by the upward projection of the building.
Lithodecor’s Airtec Glass ventilation rainscreen cladding system was specified to enhance the façade.
Consisting of toughened safety glass, which is bonded to a concrete carrier, the Airtec Glass ventilation rainscreen cladding system has been designed as an impact-resistant composite panel.
With panels up to 4.7 square metres in size and a range of design options – transparent, tinted, enamelled, plain, or screen painted – the system can be adapted to suit a wide range of projects.
By using concealed clips, the panels can be attached to aluminium substructures, both horizontally and vertically. Ceramic discs, which have been designed to transmit the load from the panel to the clips, are attached to the base for additional support.
Lithodecor rainscreen cladding systems are produced by alsecco, along with a wide range of additional products and services.
ASSA ABLOY Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, offers a cradle-to-grave approach for its steel and timber doorsets, while the UK looks towards a year of recovery.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Health & Safety, Security and Fire Protection, Steel and Structural Frames, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products
Following the success of Newton Waterproofing’s live CPD events last year, Newton Technical Director Richard Crossley will be delivering the company’s first monthly RIBA approved CPD webinar of 2021, on Tuesday 9 March at 1pm.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has made its structural glazing technology Pilkington Planar™ available via building information modelling (BIM).Posted in Articles, BIM, Infrastructure & CAD Software, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Curtain Walling, Facades, Glass, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows
Crown Decorating Centres’ Warrington branch has donated a thousand litres of Crown Trade Paint to 100 flood-hit local residents.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Charity work, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation