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Gamlestadens Resecentrum

Public buildings

2018

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Address : Gamlestadstorget
415 02 Gothenburg
Sweden
Contact person : Sales office Sweden
wicona@wicona.se
- Sweden

Architect : Arkitektbyrån Design AB

Other planning committee : Photo: Felix Gerlach

Project details :

The facade of Gamlestadens resecenter (travel center) is based on double skin element facade with WICLINE 75 evo and a single skin element facade based on WICTEC 50 EL. In addition, a facade consisting of WICTEC 50 has been used. Through fully glazed facades, maximum transparency are given both exterior and interior. The system solution has exellent thermal- and sound-insulating performance that reduce the sound from a very lively environment outside. 

Gamlestaden is a part of the expansion of the district Gamlestaden in Gothenburg. The travel center was one of the first steps in the ongoing development of the area. The mixed-use main building, with its 17 floors, is visible from afar. On ground level there is a public space with service and commerce dedicated to travellers, whereas the upper floors contain office space

The aim with Gamlestaden Travel Centre has been to create a welcoming and dynamic hub with mixed functions and a flow of people that generates urban life and safety throughout the day. On a daily basis, 40 000 people are passing by and using the trams, buses and commuter trains that are easily reached from the transport hub.

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Facade systems

WICTEC 50 EL

Unitized façade system on a stick basis visible sighlines 50mm an dfor expansion mullion 60mm Uf up to 1.4W/m²K infill thickness up to 44mm max façade element dimesions up to 3x3m
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 75 evo

Technical performance: Profile technology: High insulation multi-chamber system in symmetric design, quality assured thermal insulator connection Patented corner and butt joint connection technology for high rigidity of frames and sashes Infill thickness up to 69 mm Thermal insulation: Uf values: until 1.2 W/(m²K) Uw values: until 0.87 W/(m²K) for sashes, until 0.72 W/(m²K) for fixed glazing, with triple glazing Certified as Minergie-P module Uw ≤ 0.8 W/(m²K) Sealing concept: Voluminous centre gasket with three installation methods - Circumferential centre gasket, no joints in the corner areas -Formed corners, avoiding adhesive in the joints -Corner vulcanised frames Fittings: Heavy duty system fittings with: -visible hinges and fittings, powder coating or anodisation in all colours - concealed hinges with integrated end position damping, opening angle max. 105° Sash weight: -Visible fittings: up to 160 kg -Concealed fittings: up to 200 kg -On demand: up to 300 kg Sash sizes (w x h): 1700 mm x 2500 mm, fanlight 2500 mm x 1700 mm Optionally with opening limiter Additional designs: Concealed sash Classic design Integration frame for stick façades Fanlight with hand lever, cranked rod or motor Pivot window, horizontal or vertical Parallel sliding window, with or without force operation Italian style window Top-hung window Window doors with barrier free threshold, single or double casement door, inward and outward opening Compatible with the door series WICSTYLE 65 evo and WICSTYLE 75 evo