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Rochdale Interchange

Transporte

2015

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Dirección : Smith Street
OL16 1YG Rochdale
Reino Unido
Persona contacto : Paul Ruddick
paul.ruddick@wicona.com
- Reino Unido
Project details :

Architects:  AHR Architects

Metal Builder: Glassolutions

The landmark £11.5m Rochdale Interchange features a highly innovative, energy-efficient and specially-adapted glass and aluminium façade solution from WICONA, and is one of Europe’s first hydroelectric powered transport interchanges.

WICONA’s WICTEC 50SG structurally glazed curtain walling was used as it is sufficiently robust to carry spans of glass up to 3m high, allowing 360° views from inside the concourse. This maximises natural light, helping to reduce the building’s reliance on artificial lighting and energy consumption. The curtain walling was also faceted to follow the curved contours at each end of this striking building.

This was a particularly complex façade project because the interchange is located on a sloping site, resulting in the angle increasing from one mullion to the next, which meant every single pane of glass is different. The scheme also features distinctive stepped and tilted roof plates to reflect the gradient of the site.

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Fachadas

WICTEC 50

Aspecto poligonal, sin ningún cambio de apariencia en juntas de montantes y travesaños interiores Ideal para fachadas rectas y poligonales, inclinadas y volumétricas Diseño individualizado gracias a un amplio rango con diferentes geometrias de perfiles estructurales y de acristalamiento Uf hasta 1.2W/m²K, solucion para casas pasivas hasta Uf =0.74W/m²K Importante carga admisible de vidrio (hasta 4 kN) Acristalamiento desde el exterior con un perfil tapa-presor o dos perfiles persor y tapa exterior Opciones de diseño con tornillos ocultos o vistos Amplia de solucion de uniones a estructura y verandas Clasificación antirobo hasta WK3 con perfil presor reforzado Clasificación antibalas hasta FB4 Clasificación antifuego G30/F30, principio idéntico a WICTEC 50 Completo rango de productos para lucernarios o fachadas inclinadas Fácil integración de ventanas de techo, homologable como exutorio SHEV Variante como fachada solo vidrio, apariencia similar a fachada silicona estructural (SSG) Disponible perfil presor con guía oculta para protección solar integrada