A Rainscreen Cladding Support System at University of East Anglia, Norwich

A Rainscreen Cladding Support System at University of East Anglia, Norwich

Client: University Of East Anglia, Norfork
Architects: LSI architects
Type of works: NV2 (structural Adhesive) rainscreen cladding support system

When designing a new student accommodation and learning centre for international students at the university of east anglia (UEA), LSI architects wanted to create a modern structure that would reflect the global character of its users. they created a gracefully curved structure based on a chinese lantern.

A combination of Trespa meteon HPL and cement based petrarch cladding panels were selected for their versatility and colour. to provide a seamless fix of the petrarch cladding, NVELOPE’s NV2 (structural adhesive) rainscreen cladding system was specified.

this system comprises:

  • SikaTack panel adhesive (activators, primer, tape, adhesive)
  • NV2 cladding support system

NVELOPE brackets in a size range from 90mm to 120mm were provided, allowing a cladding zone from 90mm to 160mm to be accommodated. the supports were easily fixed to the substrate of the structure using pre-drilled holes.

Designed with sustainable principles in mind, the adhesive fix helps limit cold bridging to provide more effective energy saving temperature control to the structure. the NV2 cladding support system is also easily recycled, being aluminium, so can be reused at the end of its life for 5% of the energy required for its original production.

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