Bharati Forschungsstation

Office buildings


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Address : Larsemann hills
Larsemann hills
Contact person : Verkaufsbüro Nord-West
- Germany

Architect : BOF Architekten - 22767 - Hamburg - Germany

Fabricator : Christophe Lenderoth GmbH - Hohweg 5 - 28219 - Bremen - Germany

Project details : The basic concept of the architects consisted of a structural core made of stacked, technically modified containers, surrounded by a steel substructure with a superimposed panel shell. The details of the development and the construction were centred on the extreme weather conditions in the Antarctic, with the highest thermal and mechanical stresses for the building enveloppe. The glass façade of the complex consists of a modified stick structure and triple-glazing insulation with a 15-degree inclination on the north and south sides. The main focus for the container windows and doors as well as the entrance areas to living spaces (lounge, laboratories) was the subject of fire protection. The Bharati Research Station amply demonstrates how even under the most extreme conditions, through close interaction of all construction participants, architectural ideas can become reality. The combination of serial products, specifically modified applications and individually tested fire-protection structures illustrates the flexibility and individuality of WICONA's technological solutions for exceptional ideas.

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window systems


Aluminium window system profile depth of 77mm Optimised thermal insulation, Uf values up to 1.5 W/m²K and Uw values up to 1.0 W/m2K Extensive choice of profiles for comprehensive range of applications, ideal for renovation projects too Sashes with overlap, fitted flush or concealed Standard or concealed fittings Top mounted, rebate or inlet gear possible
Built:: - Turn
Door systems


Fire protection system fire rated EI30 resp. T30 / F30, one leaf and two leaves also upgradable to fire rating EI60 / T60 System technology based on the door series WICSTYLE 77 extensive fittings technology for requirements such as panic function, escape door locks, electric safety locks, E-opener, swing door drive magnet and striking plate contact
Facade systems


Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf for standard version up to 1.2W/m²K infill thickness 3 - 51mm Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories transom-transom facade based on WICTEC 50 transom and mullion have same geometrie thus economic 90° cut possible drainage principle via additonal horizontal profile
Built:: - High insulation