Double-Skin & Ventilated Facades
The concept for a double skin facade is often dictated by acoustic reasons or energy consumption in conjunction with the financial running costs of the facade. Early involvement with facade consultants and building engineers can be provided to establish the form of facade best-suited to meet the particular performance and functionality required.
Generally, several varieties of double skin facades differing in the type of ventilation are possible. Closed cavity facades (CCF) have a quasi-hermetic closed air volume between inner and outer skin. CCF guarantee maximum acoustic as well as thermal performance and enable a continuous usage of sun protection systems, independent from the weather conditions like heavy winds. Furthermore, costs for maintaining the facade can be reduced to those of single skin constructions, which saves lots of money during the life period of the building, compared to other double-skin facades.
Redevelopment of London Bridge Station
16.08.2018 - With the refurbishment of the historic London Bridge station, the building envelope specialist Prater Ltd successfully completed the largest order in its history. read more
Swinging ceramic facade
21.06.2018 - In March 2018, the new luxury hotel “The Fontenay” in Hamburg opened its doors. With its sweeping appearance, this spectacular building has been gaining a lot of admiration ever since. The sculptural design has not only been a special challenge for Lindner. read more
Rising up with terracotta
30.05.2018 - In the White City district of London, a 35-story building was built to provide a new home for the employees of Imperial College London. The tower rises elegantly with its unitised facade with glass and terracotta surfaces, providing space for 198 apartments. read more