Clearview South August 2013 - Issue 141 - Page 9

DOORS&WINDOWS ENERGY-EFFICIENT FAÇADE FOR AWARD-WINNING CONFERENCE CENTRE An energy-efficient aluminium and glass façade for a new award-winning conference centre in the historic town of Heidenheim in Germany has been created using curtain walling, window and door systems from Wicona. RESIDENCE 9 This complex development, which also includes a new hotel and an underground car park, is located near to the Hellenstein Castle. The transparent areas of the façade were created using Wicona’s WICTEC 50HI stick curtain walling, which has narrow 50mm sight lines both internally and externally, and the HI option delivers enhanced thermal performance, achieving a U value of 1.2 W/m2K . The system is one of the first aluminium façade systems to achieve passive house standards, realising U values of up to 0.74 W/m2K. Wicona’s highly insulated WICLINE casement windows are fully compatible with the WICTEC curtain walling and were inserted into the façade for a seamless finish. The WICSTYLE door system was used for the entrance areas, fitted into curtain walling and as a standalone door. This product offers the advantage of an identical appearance, and the same design and technology whether it is an open-in or open-out system or an emergency exit door. Visit, email or call 0845 602 8799. Ultimate70® glass RESIDENCE 9 BS7950 KM 98962 BS7412 KM 98963 BS12608 KM 13358 KM 533078 Safety Glass KM 37917 IGU KM 565878 Energy Rating To read more, visit AUG 2013 9