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Technal glazing goes to university

The University of Warwick has selected a range of Technal's advanced glazing systems for its new Mathematics Institute and Department of Statistics.

Designed by architects RH Partnership, the new three-storey plan permits the two university departments to move into purpose-designed facilities on the main campus, and increases faculty capacity.

The new structure features new lecture theatres, seminar rooms, administrative offices, undergraduate work rooms, individual academic offices, common spaces and a central "street" with a large circulation area.

Technal's MC Trame Horizontale curtain walling was chosen for the front elevation to express the stair tower, while MC grid curtain walling was specified for other areas of the building, with concealed windows set into the curtain wall to allow natural ventilation.

"Technal was able to provide us with a complete solution from one source," says RH Partnership's project architect Peter Haley. "This suited the project budget and the essence of our design – simple, modern windows, conventional grid curtain walling and the Trame Horizontale feature curtain walling."

Technal's systems were finished in a grey polyester powder coating and glazed in solar reflective glass. The fabricators were St. Gobain Solaglas.

Technal, one of Europe's market leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of high performance aluminium glazing solutions, is part of Hydro Aluminium's Hydro Building Systems. Its portfolio of glazing systems includes curtain walling, door, window and ground floor framing solutions.

Source: Hydro

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