A star is born - "bba" features Heron Quay Pavilion
Aluminum facade with wow-effect
The exclusivity of the club is also reflected in the outer shell of the building. Around 1,700 aluminum facade elements in three sizes reflect the wave movements of the Thames. The largest cassettes measure 1840 x 2040 mm, the smallest 920 x 420 mm. In addition to the sheet metal panels, perforated facade elements loosen the building envelope. Corner joints or window cutouts move in similar dimensions. To transfer the iridescent waves to the aluminum, the Cologne-based facade specialist POHL works with the help of templates and forms based on 3D drawings. However, the special curvature of the aluminum alone does not make the illusion of a shimmering water surface perfect. JUN AOKI's vision lets the building change color depending on the incidence of light and the direction of view. When the sun shines, the Quay Club glows in a warm golden hue; when the sky is overcast, the facade shimmers silver. To achieve this effect, a special 2-layer lacquer was developed in Cologne - the icing on the cake of the architectural vision.
gold or silver - depending on the sun
For the Quay Club, the architects chose a ventilated curtain wall. The VHF is always constructed according to the same scheme and convinces with many constructive advantages. The substructure is mounted on top of the supporting structure and the insulation, rear-ventilation and cladding are mounted on top of it. Thanks to this construction, the building is effectively protected against environmental influences or mechanical stress. The use of stainless steel wall brackets also prevents thermal bridges and meets the highest energy requirements. The project was awarded to POHL Europlate, a bolt and hook system with sharp-edged appearance. The Europanel cassette is delivered pre-assembled and then hung into the supporting rails of the substructure via POHL bolt. Individual facade cassettes can easily be removed and reinstalled. In addition, the multiple pre-punched wall brackets make it possible to compensate carcass tolerances of +/- 25 mm.
Read the full project report here: https://bit.ly/3oj1xR8