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Faceted Curtain Walling and more than 4,000 Aluminium Windows from Technal for New World Class College in Hartlepool

The new £53m Hartlepool College of Further Education features extensive use of architectural aluminium façade systems from Technal.

Designed by Bond Bryan Architects and built by Miller Construction, the new state-of-the-art campus brings world class education and training facilities together in an iconic building and is set to make a significant impact on the town of Hartlepool, on both its economy and the local community.

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Technal Façade Concept Wins International Award for Design

Architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, has won an international award for innovation and design for its latest façade concept.

The Batimat Design Awards are held every two years as part of the international construction exhibition and conference in Paris.  The awards recognise manufacturers who have launched innovative building products developed in conjunction with in-house or external designers.

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Greenwashing: Is this a Potential Credibility Issue for Aluminium?

“A producer promoting recycled content above 90 per cent is 'greenwashing' its metal”, according to Hydro's Roland Scharf-Bergmann who issued a warning in a speech at the Metal Bulletin conference in Istanbul.

In recent years, attention to global warming has led consumers and policymakers to demand more information about recyclability measurements in products made from aluminium.

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Technal Launches New Façade Products and Design Concepts at Batimat 2011

Architectural aluminium façade specialist, Technal, has launched a series of new curtain walling, window and door products at Batimat 2011 in Paris.  It also presented some innovative new concepts which look to the future of façade design.

This year the Technal stand at the international construction exhibition was designed by the leading French architect, Nicolas Michelin and had a number of key themes:

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Flush glazing from Technal for state-of-the-art hospital building in Chesterfield

A new hospital building which provides state-of-the-art patient facilities and a high quality healing environment features structural glazing from Technal to create a flush façade and flood the wards with natural light.

Designed by The Manser Practice, the scheme at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has a T-shaped plan which reinvents the traditional layout of wards to improve efficiency and patient dignity.  Each ward has two clusters of patient rooms with windows created from Technal’s MX SSG curtain walling to ensure a high level of natural light and further improve the patient experience.

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Award-winning regeneration scheme is one of 1st applications of Technal's new curtain walling option

An award-winning city centre regeneration project in Wakefield is one of the first applications of a new addition to Technal’s MX aluminium curtain walling suite – the MX62 option developed to accommodate larger dimensions and maximise natural light.

Designed by Carey Jones Chapmantolcher, the first phase of the £140m Merchant Gate development is located in the heart of Wakefield’s historic Civic Quarter and has created a vibrant new centre for business, leisure and living.  Five high specification buildings and a multi-storey car park feature more than 2,600sqm of Technal’s façade systems, fabricated and installed by Dortech Architectural Systems.

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Technal Supplies 1,500 Windows for the new Pinderfields Hospital

Architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, in partnership with fabricators Quest Solutions, has supplied around 1,500 windows for the new £250m Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield – the UK’s fastest-built large acute inpatient hospital.

The 88,000sqm hospital is part of a £311m PFI project for Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, developed by Consort Healthcare – a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Haden Young.  It was designed by lead architects BDP.

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Technal glazing systems help University of Leeds set a new benchmark in student accommodation

Façade systems from architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, have helped the University of Leeds to set a new benchmark for student accommodation in the city.

More than 3,000sqm of Technal’s glazing systems for the new Charles Morris Hall were fabricated and installed by Dortech Architectural in a £1m contract and fast-track programme for design and build contractors Morgan Sindall.

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First Application of Technal’s Revolutionary New Low Rise Façade System is now Under Construction

The first application of the latest aluminium glazing system from Technal is now under construction.  The revolutionary new MODAL low rise façade system has been specified for the Sirius Academy and Ganton Special School in Hull.

 

Designed by Aedas and under construction by Balfour Beatty Construction, the Hull National Academies Framework project will replace Pickering High School and provide a new site for Ganton Special School.

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Technal Publishes Specifier's Guide for its Revolutionary New Low Rise Glazing System

Architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, has published a new guide to specifying MODAL – the UK’s first low rise façade system to achieve such a high level of security, performance and thermal efficiency as standard.

 

MODAL uses a highly engineered and innovative modular framing system, which reduces work on site and gives specifiers the widest choice of configuration options currently available in the UK for low rise façades.  This provides robust, stylish, secure and high performance glazing for applications such as schools and colleges, healthcare facilities and leisure projects.

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Technal Specified For Iconic Canada Water Library

Glazing systems from architectural aluminium specialist Technal have been selected by CZWG Architects for Southwark Council’s iconic new library building which is now under construction in Canada Water, London.

 

Spearheading an ambitious programme of regeneration, Canada Water Library resembles an inverted ‘ziggurat’ – a terraced pyramid of successively receding storeys – that partly overhangs the Canada Water basin.

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Two buildings featuring Technal's glazing systems win awards for architectural excellence

Two acclaimed buildings featuring aluminium glazing systems from Technal, have won RIBA Awards for architectural excellence.

 

The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre designed by Ray Hole Architects has won an RIBA Award in the Public Building category.  The scheme has also been shortlisted in this year’s Prime Minister’s Better Building Awards, which will be announced in October.

 

CitySpace, a flagship sports and leisure facility at the University of Sunderland designed by FaulknerBrowns, has won an RIBA Award in the Retail and Leisure category.

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