A building that has already won two architectural awards and which was short-listed for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010, features aluminium doors and windows from the UK's leading building envelope specialist, Schueco UK Limited.
22 Bateman's Row in Shoreditch, East London, designed by architects Theis + Khan, is a contemporary, mixed-use building comprising a gallery at basement and ground floor levels and office accommodation on the first floor. On the top floor there is a family home complete with open roof terraces providing stunning views of the city. In addition, three further self-contained flats are located on the first and second floors.
Schueco AWS 65 windows, together with ADS 65 doors, were installed throughout the building by specialist fabricator Ridlands Ltd. Schueco was specified because the architects had used the companys systems on a previous project and had been impressed both by their design and by the quality of their engineering.
Of particular interest is the Schueco ASS 50 sliding door system that leads onto the top-floor roof terrace. The sliding units run in a single plane with no unsightly vent protruding into the room. The systems narrow profile face widths allow the room to be flooded with light while its excellent insulation characteristics help to conserve energy and ensure the comfort of the buildings occupants.
The external design of Batemans Row is a positive response to its industrial origins and local setting. Internally, it makes use of an exposed concrete structure that acts as a thermal store combined with a highly insulated envelope, natural ventilation and solar panels that supplement the provision of hot water.
To date, 22 Batemans Row has won two major awards: it was voted RIBA London Building of the Year 2010 and also came first in the Mixed Use Regeneration Development section of The Daily Telegraph British Homes Awards 2010.