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The new greenhouse for youth

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One of the most unusual projects which dramatically illustrates the role of Kalwall cladding is Roundwood Youth Centre. The stunning 1,358sqm facility is designed to provide deprived young people in the Brent area of London with a high performance social, leisure and training facility.

Morgan Sindall appointed architects Saunders Boston who worked closely with Mace’s Design Studio, the original concept and planning designers for this landmark project.

Of particular interest is the way in which the envelope is wrapped around a series of offset building elements all of which are clad with Kalwall. This translucent cladding system was specified in order to flood the interior with evenly distributed diffused daylight, without glare or the harsh contrasts of light and shade. Energy running costs are reduced because of its superior insulation which means less reliance on artificial lighting. At night, the building glows.

Kalwall, the most highly insulating diffuse light transmitting cladding and skylighting system available, also contributed to the building’s carbon reduction credentials and its ‘Very good’ BREEAM rating.

Kalwall is distributed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by Structura UK, a leading supplier, fabricator and installer of glass curtain walling, rainscreens, glass atria, windows and other architectural glass building products.

The company has had all three of its ISO certifications successfully renewed for three years: OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification and ISO 9001 Quality Management certification.

Last modified on Wednesday, 06 January 2016 11:53
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