Depending on the light incidence and the viewing angle, a visitor entering the entrance façade from the plaza experiences an exciting alternation between openness and closeness. In the evenings, when the light from inside illuminates the outside, it affords a good view of the meticulously designed foyer area. The university building received the yearly awarded RIBA Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for its great architecture.
A glazing of this size, especially on the south side, holds the danger of overheating and necessitates effective sun and heat protection. On the other hand, the open character and the view to the outside should not be impaired. The architects used OKATECH’s advantages: The insulating glass with a metal insert in the cavity between the panes allows for individual design with effective sun protection. Planers and designers have a large selection of different designs, wire mesh, expanded metal,...
- Year 2009
- Status Completed works
- Type Colleges & Universities