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Address : Brusznyai Árpád u. 2
8200 Veszprém
Hungary
Contact person : Peter Palyi
peter.palyi@wicona.com
- Hungary

Architect : Veszprémterv Kft. - Jutasi út 21 - 8200 - Veszprém - Hungary

Fabricator : Nordikal Kft. - Bartók Béla út 152 - 1115 - Budapest - Hungary

Other planning committee : Photos - Mr. Bujnovszky Tamás - http://www.bujnovszky.com/

Project details :

WICONA and its partners on ambitious polygonal façade project

Aluminium profile systems manufacturer WICONA has partnered with a Hungarian architectural design team and a metal builders group on a large-scale new project: Hangvilla.

Located in the urban area of Veszprém, some 100km from Hungarian capital Budapest, Hangvilla is a multifunctional social area. Built on the site of a former cinema in Veszprém city centre, it was designed to educate and inspire local residents about the arts. Hangvilla will bring Veszprém’s arts scene into the 21st Century by hosting concerts and events. It features a concert hall and theatre, ideal for social get-togethers and exhibitions. Some six years in the making, the project was completed thanks to WICONA’s industry-leading contributions to the area’s façades. WICONA was approached by Budapest-based metal builders Nordikal, one of the largest metal builders in Hungary, to provide curtainwall solutions for the main event areas. In addition, WICONA worked alongside architectural designers Frontoplan, who provided the workshop drawings for Nordikal.

Hangvilla was no ordinary project, and Nordikal needed a supplier they could rely on to meet the project’s ambitious architectural demands. This particular construction would require a special polygonal façade due to its ‘amoeba’ shape. This unique shape required every connection in the façade to be a different angle. It would require an immense amount of planning from Frontoplan, and surgical precision from Nordikal during production.

The WICONA team offered their exclusive WICTEC 50 polygonal façade solution, featuring a rotatable gasket and special mullions. This also sped up the production process for metal builders Nordikal. They further benefited advanced static calculations, making the large distance between anchoring points completely safe.

A spokesperson for Nordikal said: "We noted that WICONA had an impressive portfolio of catalogue profiles for this particular type of high, polygonal façade. Their solutions worked perfectly with our WARWIC bolzen, a product chosen by our customers to improve sun-shading."

"Thanks to these ideal technical solutions, plus a very reasonable project price, we chose WICONA without question." WICONA also provided its WICLINE 65 evo aluminium window solutions, offering additional heat protection.

The resulting finished project featured:

  • An intricate mullion-transom façade with a 50mm face width
  • Special pressure ledges with a concealed sun shading guide

Ranka EZGETA, Sales Manager CSEE, at WICONA, said: “We were thrilled to partner with Nordikal and Frontoplan to execute the Hangvilla project. Our teams gelled together efficiently, and we’re proud of our resulting contribution to Hungary’s arts scene.”

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Facade systems

WICTEC 50

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 up to 1.2W/m²K, solutionfor passiv houses up to Uf =0.74W/m²K 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 Burglar resistance up to WK3 with presure profile reinforcement bullet resistance class up to FB4 fire resistance class G30/F30, glass or panel up to 1.8x3.0m or 1.4x2.4m, overhead glazing possible, construction principle identical regular WICTEC 50 Complete product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof windows, realizeable as SHEV variant as all glass facade, appearance similar to structural sealant glazing (SSG) facade Special pressure profile available with concealed guide for integrated sun protection
Window systems

WICLINE 65 evo

Technical performance: Profile technology: High insulation multi-chamber system in symmetric design, quality assured thermal insulator connection Patented corner and butt joint connection technologyfor high rigidity of frames and sashes Thermal insulation: Uf values until 1.2 W/(m²K) Ucw values depending on the combination of curtain wall and sash Inward opening options: Turn / turn-tilt / tilt window Concealed sash Burglar resistance Fittings: Heavy duty system fittings with: -visible hinges, powder coating or anodization in all colours -concealed hinges with integrated end position damping, opening angle max. 105° Sash weight: -Visible turn / tilt fittings: up to 160 kg -Concealed turn / tilt fittings: up to 200 kg -Turn hinges (on demand): up to 300 kg Sash sizes (w x h): 1700 mm x 2500 mm Optionally with opening limiter in various executions