Kawneer curtain walling, windows and doors are to feature on Cardiff University’s new Business School.
Designed by Boyes Rees Architects to achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating, the £10million Postgraduate Centre is proposed as a modern and contemporary landmark building that pays due respect to the local existing materials and reflects these throughout. The two wings of the building, being of different heights, will also be treated in different fashions to reduce the mass and break up the elevations.
Materials include Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained capped curtain walling linking two curved terracotta-clad elevations and Structurally Silicone Glazed curtain walling to an external twin-wall façade with internal walkway.
In addition, Kawneer’s AA®541 top-hung casement windows feature as insert vents in the curtain walling, complemented by AA®605 low/medium-duty swing doors, AA®3720 folding/sliding doors to the rear of the link atrium and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.
These will be installed by Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor Dudleys Architectural Aluminium for main contractor ISG Construction with completion due in August 2014.