Reynaers’ improved aluminium Concept Wall 50-HI (High Insulation) system, which offers better thermal insulation properties than ever before, has been used to create an impressive art space and office complex in Prague.
Developed by PPF Real Estate and CMC architects, the modern building is both environmentally-friendly and visually stunning. The office complex provides 23,000 square metres of leasable units and consists of two separate buildings: ‘Gen’ is made up of three six-storey blocks connected into one structure; and the dynamic nine-storey ‘Art’ separates the busy traffic of Argentinská Street from the quieter residential area behind the complex.
This new variant of CW 50 benefits from improved insulation profiles, which can achieve an impressive insulation value (Uf) down to 0.56 W/m2K with a glass thickness of 60 mm. Previously this was 0.73 W/m2K, while the standard CW 50 system has a Uf value of 1.7 W/m2K.
As the CW 50-HI is now provided with standard glazing gaskets, the aluminium curtain wall system is suitable for even heavy duty triple glazing, up to a maximum of 61 mm.
Offering extensive design freedom, this curtain wall can be custom-designed – as seen in the bespoke system used for ArtGen, located in the old industrial working class district of Holešovice. This area has become the administrative and cultural centre of Prague and is located on a peninsula in a meander of the Vltava Rive.
This quarter has some wonderful architectural accomplishments including the prestigious DOX art centre and the reconstruction of an old brewery complex into offices. The latest completed project is the monumental ArtGen administrative centre, creating a place for work, art and leisure.
Marketing Manager at Reynaers Rebecca Cope said: “The CW 50-HI is a well-proven façade and roof system available in different glazing and design variants, including an extensive range of profiles.
“The new system also offers varying levels of fire resistance and thermal insulation, and can accommodate triple glazing, making it ideal for low-energy buildings. Other features include a parallel opening window, a top hung window, a hidden vent turn and tilt window, as well as a flush roof vent.”
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