CANOLFAN S4C YR EGIN UNIVERSITY OF WALES
Our glazing systems were key to this state-of-the-art building at the heart of Wales’ creative and digital future. With an award-winning design based on the ‘trinity’ of the university, tenants and community, creating a distinct character for each level was challenging for a façade almost entirely constructed from curtain wall.
The AA®110 zone-drained curtain wall system with 65mm sightlines was used alongside Kawneer’s thermally superior AA®720 doors and 190 series automatic entrance doors. An active façade, the system protects the interior from the weather while allowing air to flow through. Extensive features included fin capping to characterise the different elements of the façade.
Vertical faced caps give a strong vertical emphasis to the curtain wall, with differing sizes and finishes designed to produce a ‘flickering effect’. The building is designed to encourage occupiers to collaborate and exchange ideas, and to inspre a creative, new generation. The project won a prestigious RICS Wales award for best commercial building.