Curtain walling

GEODE MX 52

MXm Toggle

Mechanical Structural Glazing

Characteristics

The Mxm structural glazing curtain walling is a technical design enabling the creation of fully glazed facades without attaching aluminium frames to the glazing. As an alternative to SSG (Structural Sealant Glazing), which uses traditional silicone sealant, the glazing for the fixed and opening sections is attached to the aluminium frame mechanically using special aluminium supports. From the outside, only the glazing and a thin gasket is visible. 

Documentation
GEODE MX 52 brochure (pdf)

Product benefits

LARGE SIZES

  • Fixed Frames - 4m x 2m max - up to 400kg weight
  • Projecting top-hung vents - 120kg max weight
  • Parallel opening vents - 150kg max weight

DIVERSITY OF APPLICATIONS

  • Concealed opening vents - projecting top hung or parallel
  • Flat or Faceted up to 10°
  • Semi facade, combine with capped solutions

DIVERSITY OF FORMS

  • Glazing is fixed directly onto the curtain wall grid structure without any intermediary profile
  • Glass panels are held onto opening frame by aluminium pressure blocks and can accomodate security peices

HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Thermal Insulation with glazing - Ug = 1.1 W/m²K
  • Fixed curtain wall with 80% glazing - Ucw =1.5 W/m²K
  • Fixed curtain walling with 50% glazing - Ucw = 1.1 W/m²K.

More information

Technical manual

Technical Manuals

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Projects using curtain walling GEODE MX 52

UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre, Lancashire

United Kingdom
When architectural glazing specialist, Dortech, required a curtain walling system that could fit the performance and aesthetic requirements for the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), Technal GEODE MX curtain walling system was specified.

Chelsea FC Training Academy Phase 1

United Kingdom

One of the most ambitious investments undertaken by a football club was predominantly glazed in high specification curtain walling. 

The architects design for the training academy at Cobham in Surrey provides an inspirational environment for players at every level, that successfully integrates into the greenbelt landscape. The campus style building features a curved roof, which helps it drop down to ground level at each end and has a natural living surface to help it to blend into the rural surroundings. 

GEODE MX Horizontal Trame curtain walling was specified for its horizontal emphasis to express the linear aspect of the building. The system was used on three elevations to give the academy an open and spacious feel, and an eye-catching, contemporary design. 

One the north and south elevations, the top mullions and pressure plates of the curtain walling were specially curved to follow the dramatic roof line. The system was finished in metallic silver, and glazed in clear, solar control glass with fritted panels to conceal the building's structure and services whilst maintaining a continuous glazed facade. Externally, the horizontal aerofoil caps to the curtain wall were silver, with contrasting black vertical profiles. 

The glazing is shielded from solar gain by a series of vertical brise soleil 'fins' that are clad in brass panels, which will weather naturally overtime. 

Chelsea FC Training Academy Phase 2

United Kingdom
The second phase of the Chelsea Football Club Training Academy campus at Cobham in Surrey, provides a new purpose-designed pavillion for youth and community use. The scheme features the GEODE MX Horizontal Trame curtain walling system.

Greenbank Residences, Liverpool

United Kingdom
Constructed within the Mossley Hill Conservation Area, the parkland surrounding the University of Liverpool's Greenbank strudent residences was gifted to the university by the Rathbone family in 1939, and still offers a unique environment today.

Engineering Building, Lancaster

United Kingdom
The award-winning and BREEAM Outstanding Engineering Building at the internationally renowned Lancaster University features a complete range of architectural aluminium glazing systems from Technal.

Charles Morris Halls, Leeds

United Kingdom
Facade systems from Technal have helped the University of Leeds to set a new benchmark for student accomodation in the city. More than 3,000 sqm of GEODE MX Curtain walling was installed in the two-half hexagon buildings sited around a central landscaped courtyard.