6 Extraordinary Curtain Wall Designs

Architecturally designed buildings often feature beautiful curtain wall systems. Intricate feature facades bring little bursts of brightness or large floor to ceiling glazing, illuminating the internal space of the building. 

Here are six projects featuring extraordinary curtain wall designs.

The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence, York University, Toronto

Year Completed: 2015
Awards:                  Can BIM Owners Award & Can BIM Best in BIM Award
Certification:        LEED Gold
System Used:       TB50 SG Curtain Wall
Architect:               ZAS Architects & Arup

The unique architectural design of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence reflects the building’s main purpose – to be a hub for entrepreneurship, collaboration and creativity.
The cloud-like triangular glass façade is comprised of a series of triangles positioned according to a precise and complex algorithm. It was arranged in a mathematically derived Penrose Pattern that never repeats. Every individual triangular panel, of which there are 8,000, is unique. Read more….

Bergeron Center York University

The National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Year Completed:   2018
Awards:                   Best new building $10 to $75 million & Grand Award                                         Winner at CDCC Awards
System Used:         TB50 Curtain Wall
Architect:                Allied Works Architecture

The National Veteran’s Memorial & Museum was named as one of the most anticipated buildings of 2018 by Architectural Digest. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum featured a floor to ceiling curtain wall system, spanning 12 metres unsupported in certain parts of the building. Surrounded by a concrete ribbon, it was impossible to glaze in a traditional manner. Transom lines were also required to follow the bespoke facade of the building meaning that each of the 230 mullions were uniquely installed. The total cost of the glazing works on this project surpassing the $10 million. Read more…..

Exterior Look at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum
National Veterans Memorial and Museum

The Gluckman Library

Year Completed:   2018
Awards:                   Architectural Design in the Education – Outstanding                                       Property Awards London Awards
System Used:         TB50 SG Curtain Wall, Concealed Frame Vents, Glass Fins
Architect:                RKD Architects

The Glucksman Library is the biggest on-campus library in Ireland and one of the most digitally advanced in the world. This €31m building features a floor to ceiling structurally glazed curtain wall system. For extra support, 7.2-metre-high glass fins were bonded to the 74mm wide bespoke aluminium mullions. Read more…..

The Glucksman Library - APA Facade Systems
Glucksman Library - APA Facade Systems

7 & 8 Wellington Place

Year Completed:  2020
Awards:                  Commercial Development of the Year – Yorkshire                                            Property Industry Awards
Certification:         BREEAM Excellent
System Used:        TB50 SG, Concealed Frame Vents, TB60 Curtain Wall
Architect:               Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher Architects

7 & 8 Wellington Place is 378,000 sq. ft. of grade A office space that features 18,000 m2 of curtain walling.  This development has three impressive atriums and 600 m2 of rooflights constructed with our TB60 curtain wall system. It is the stand-out building in this high-grade office park and has made history as the biggest ever office pre-let in Leeds. Read more….

7 8 Wellington Place - Leeds - APA Facade Systems
7 & 8 Wellington Place

Grifols International Logistics Centre

Year Completed:  2016
Awards:                   Manufacturing Facility of the Year 2016, “Be Inspired”                                       RIAI award
System Used:         TB50 SG, Concealed Frame Vents, Glass Fins
Architect:                PM Group

The multi-award winning Grifols development was built in two phases, a 240,000 sq. ft. logistics centre with a three-storey office space and a 200,000 sq. ft. biopharmaceutical process facility. Our structurally glazed curtain wall system with integrated ventilation features on the first phase of the building and connects the two building through a glazed link corridor. The external façade features integrated vertical glass fins, designed in the incorporate the blue brand of Grifols. Read more….

grifols international logistics centre

Brittania Point Apartments/ Colliers Wood Tower

Year Completed:  2016
System Used:        TB60 SG
Architect:               KDS Associates

Colliers Wood Tower or Brittania Point as it’s now known, was a 17 storey office tower that was once named “London’s Ugliest Building” in a BBC poll. That was before it was completely renovated and transformed with our glazed curtain wall façade hiding the appearance of the 1960’s pre-cast concrete structure. The curtain wall used was our TB60 structurally glazed system. The development consists of 265 apartments and ground floor retail units. Read more…..

Colliers Wood