Construction Week|July 2020

Innovations in façade have become a norm. No two façades should look alike

Creativity and style are two main factors needed to innovate. Appearance as the most impressive item, is more important than you think, and making a good first impression may be an essential thing with regard to attracting people to every-thing, even a building. A building façade is required to be attractive, but the façade isn’t just an aesthetic element; it’s an essential parameter for building performance. Façade form an integral part of building aesthetic as well as building performance.

Over the years, engineers have created different types of façades with various materials. Until now, stainless steel façades have primarily been used in large buildings. Innovative developments in processing technology make stainless steel façades attractive even for smaller buildings. Combinations with wood, concrete, masonry or coated steel sheets open up a multitude of new design possibilities. Stainless steel can also be used efficiently for façades with technical functions such as light control, shading or electromagnetic shielding.

Innovative façade technologies aim to develop long-term solutions for intelligent, sustainable façades: Maximum energy efficiency and comfort should go hand in hand with minimum resource consumption. Because nowadays a facade has much more to offer than just good looks.


Façade Contractor: Sobha Glazing

Location: Bangalore

This campus is designed on the green building concept, principally designed by NBBJ (USA) and worked out accordingly. It has got Platinum LEED rating. With a total area of 3 mn sq-ft, it is the biggest SEZ campus of this kind in Bangalore. This is built by using materials that will not be hazardous in future and can pollute the atmosphere or life. Materials such as aluminium, glass, mild steel, stainless steel and other elements are used for internal or external façade work or base building. The campus has two rows facing each other and in the middle there are many spine canopies and concourse with beautiful landscaping. As far as façade is concerned, it is designed considering the LEED requirement and maintenance. It has got highperformance glass, super durable D2000 series powder coated solid aluminum sheet which are used for structural glazing and cladding. Ceiling is done with wooden finish baffles and solid aluminum sheet. The buildings have entrance canopy in front and rear side as well, under which automatic sliding doors are functioning. The campus has got few bus shelters and canopy, cladded by solid aluminum sheet. Each building has beautifully designed circular atrium having top covered with skylight. The atrium system is designed in such a way in case of maintenance work, we need not go outside.


Building systems: AluK

Location: Jumeira Bay Island, Dubai


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July 2020