Birkenhead Park Pavilion, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Birkenhead Park Pavilion, Birkenhead, Merseyside

Contractor: Lockwoods
Architect: Ainsley Gommon
Fabricator: K2 Architectural Aluminium Systems Ltd
Type of works: supplied aluminium profiles for façade and entrances for new build project in historic municipal park.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has supplied aluminium profiles for the extensive glazed façade and entrances to the Pavilion, a recently completed project in an historic Birkenhead Park. The Park, the first ever municipal space, as well as the model for the Central Park in New York, has recently been a subject of renovation and new build, all sponsored by the National Heritage Fund. Comar approved fabricator, K2 Architectural Aluminium Systems Limited, manufactured and installed all the fenestration.

Comar 6 curtain walling has a variety of specially extruded profiles, the adjustable corner mullions created the faceted elevation. Comar 6 ultra-slim 50mm sight lines are in accordance with the build’s minimalist appearance, whilst aluminium’s strength-to-weight ratio allows the curtain wall to hold the 1.5m high double-glazed panes.

With its wide range of beads and gaskets, Comar 6 is able to incorporate the panes of solar-control glass as well as aluminium panels of different widths. The aluminium panels create a feature over the ground floor gallery, complementing the aluminium-Grey finish of the solar shading.

The orangery-styled ground floor features seven entrances, all of which were composed of Comar 7 automatic sliding and side-hung doors, integrated into Comar 6 framing. Comar systems design met the brief on aesthetic and functional level.

Because of Comar systems' complete integration, the slim sight lines are maintained throughout the façade, whilst aluminium’s durability and low maintenance are in line with the current demand for sustainability in the building material.

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