Charlemont Exchange

Charlemont Exchange - LEED Gold

Charlemont Exchange

Dublin

The Brief

System Used:  TB50 SG Curtain Wall, TB50 SG CFA, Glass Fins

Location:

Dublin City 

Client: 

Walls Construction

Architect: 

BKD Architects 

 

The Charlemont Exchange building is located on the banks of the Grand Canal and offers 360-degree views of Dublin. Since its completion in 2019, the seven-storey building has been home to the world’s biggest provider of flexible workspace, WeWork.

This 123,000 sq. ft, grade A office space is a refurbishment and extension of the existing commercial office block, completed to the highest standards. It features seven storeys and a penthouse terrace for outdoor working and socialising.

Charlemont Exchange - APA Facade Systems

Structurally Glazed Curtain Wall System with Integrated Ventilation & Glass Fins

As you walk into the reception area on the ground floor, you are met with an impressive 20-foot high curtain wall screen with a circular rotunda feature that exudes quality and leaves a marked impression on occupiers and visitors alike.

Our TB50 SG facade system, complete with bespoke fins and integrated concealed frame awnings transforms the look of every elevation of the building.

LEED Gold Certification

Charlemont Exchange was been awarded a LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is the most widely-used green building rating system in the world, with Platinum and Gold the highest levels of accreditation awarded.

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Wellington Place Office Development

Wellington Place Office Development - Leeds

Wellington Place Office Development

Leeds

The Brief

System Used: 

TB50 Curtain Wall & TB60 Curtain Wall

 ST70 Doors, Solar Shading & Louvers. 

Location:  Leeds

Client:  Wates Group

Architect:  

CJCT (Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher)

 

 

Wellington Place is a state of the art, grade A office development in Leeds city centre in the UK.

The innovative, energy-efficient buildings are purposefully designed to bring out the best in people, more than just a collection of buildings, they are a dynamic Leeds neighbourhood, designed to shape the city and transform the way people work.

Wellington Place is a high-specification office space and outstanding new urban quarter that has become the location of choice for leading organisations.

APA Facade Systems worked on buildings 3, 5, 7 & 8 with Speedclad Ltd.

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3 Wellington Place

No. 3 is a five-storey, 123,000 sq. ft. Grade A office space with state-of-the-art facilities and space for retail opportunities on the ground floor. This versatile building was designed with an emphasis on low-carbon consumption and high energy efficiency.

Our TB50 curtain wall system and ST70 doors were installed to meet the high demands on this development. No.3 achieved a BREEAM excellent rating.

5 Wellington Place

5 Wellington Place is located at the gateway to this exciting business district. It was the second building we worked on in this complex. A 75,252 sq. ft. five-storey office space with ancillary retail space, it benefits from a BREAAM excellent rating.

Featuring our TB50 curtain wall, ST70 doors, solar shading and louvers. Inside, 5 Wellington Place is flooded with natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling glazing. It stands as an exemplar of future office design, with modern, open-plan spaces.

Storefronts - TB60 Facade System - Wellington Place Office Development - Leeds

7 & 8 Wellington Place

The combined office space at 7 & 8 Wellington Place is designed over 378,000 sq. ft. The stand-out building in this high-grade office park, it has made history as the biggest ever office pre-let in Leeds. It is the new home for the Yorkshire Government Hub which will include the HM Revenue and Customs and NHS Digital on a 25-year lease.

Featuring over 194,000 sq.ft. of our TB60 curtain wall system, with three substantially impressive atriums and 6400 sq. ft. of rooflights. Our ST70 doors and louvers also feature on this building.

BREEAM Excellent

All three of these office developments were awarded BREEAM Excellent for sustainability. BREEAM is one of world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings.

 

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60-74 Gansevoort New York

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60 - 74 Gansevoort

New York

The Brief

System Used: 

ST70 Hi Window System

Location:

Meatpacking District, New York 

Client: 

Aurora Capital Associates

Architect: 

BKSK Architects

 

Situated between Greenwich Street and Washington Street, the existing building at 60-74 Gansevoort Street has been refurbished and extended. The full project, at 46-74 Gansevoort Street, is expected to feature roughly 100,000 square feet of retail space. 

Aurora Capital Associate and William Gottlieb Real Estate are the developers for this project. 60 – 74 Gansevoort has been beautifully preserved and extended by BKSK Architects, keeping the historic style of the meatpacking district, while adding a modern twist.

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The Meatpacking District

Over the past 20 years, the Meatpacking District in New York has been transformed into one of the most vibrant, upmarket destinations in the city. It is full of historical architecture and contemporary structures.

Fashion designers, architects, artists, restaurateurs, world-renowned stylists and corporate headquarters have moved in alongside the existing meatpacking plants.

It is situated near the High Line. A 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on an old New York Central Railroad.

The Challenge

The challenges we faced on  60 – 74 Gansevoort was to provide a thermally enhanced window system that could withstand the harsh winter climate of New York. An excellent acoustic performance was also required, to block out noise from the busy Gansevoort district. Aesthetically, the aluminum window systems had to integrate with the historical architecture surrounding the meatpacking district.  

The APA Facade Systems team is committed to excellent environmental practice towards a more sustainable future. Our aluminum glazing profiles are designed and manufactured to conform with industry environmental standards, helping you achieve a silver, gold or platinum LEED certification.

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Thermally Enhanced Window System

Our thermally enhanced ST70 Hi window system was chosen for it’s durability, flexability and acoustic values. Picture windows, curved windows and tilt & turn windows were all installed on this project by Diversified Glass and Storefronts, complete with all window jewellery. Our floor to ceiling window system is the perfect solution to increase natural light and provide trickle or purge ventilation.

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The National Veterans Memorial & Museum

Columbus, Ohio

The Brief

System Used: TB50 Curtain Wall, 

ST80 Doors 

Contractor: Downtown Columbus Group

Architect: Allied Works Architecture 

System Partner: 

Flynn Group of Companies 

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) is the first monument or museum where Americans from all over the country can celebrate and honour their war veterans. It will bridge historical events to current concerns, strengthening the understanding and respect between veterans and civilians.

It features include a great hall with unprecedented views of the Scioto River, numerous exhibition galleries, a memorial room and space for gatherings and public events.

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Design Assist Service

APA Facade Systems provided our system partners Flynn Group of Companies with our complete package, including fabrication of our curtain wall systems, logistics management and a design assist service. Our highly experienced technical team were always on hand to provide Flynn’s staff with support and guidance through out all stages of the build. 

The Challenge

The challenge our design team faced with the National Veterans Memorial and Museum was to integrate our curtain wall system from floor to ceiling, in places spanning 41 ft. unsupported, into a building surrounded by a concrete ribbon, making it impossible to glaze in a traditional manner. Transom lines were required to follow the bespoke facade of the building meaning that each of the 230 mullions were uniquely installed.

A specially designed TB50 curtain wall system was fabricated by APA, consisting of free spanning millions, up to 41 ft high. This bespoke curtain wall system surrounds the entirety of the NVMM building, with the total cost of the glazing works on this project surpassing the $10 million mark. 

the national veterans memorial and museum

Sustainability

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The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence

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The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

York University Toronto

The Brief

Certification: LEED Silver

System Used: TB50 Structurally Glazed Curtain Wall System  

Location:  York University, Toronto 

Client: Laing O Rourke

Architect: ZAS Architects

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence officially opened on April 8th, 2016. Designed by ZAS Architects + Interiors and built by construction firm Laing O’Rourke, it is the new home of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

The building is designed with a student-centric philosophy in mind that challenges the look of a traditional engineering school. The structure’s unique architectural design reflects its main purpose – a hub for entrepreneurship, collaboration and creativity.

The Bergeron Centre - LEED Silver

Complex Design

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has a cloud-like triangular glass facade, it’s comprised of a series of triangles positioned according to a precise and complex algorithm. Evoking the properties of a cloud, it reflects light and pattern across campus and into the interior.

The Challenge

As the intricate triangular-shaped facade design on the Bergeron Centre was arranged in a mathematically derived Penrose Pattern that never repeats. This meant that every one of the buildings 8,000 triangular metal panels and windows were unique.  

Our structurally glazed TB50 curtain wall system was installed on this project. The glass is secured by means of specially designed toggles providing the external facade with a flush, uninterrupted surface.

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Sustainability

The Bergeron Centre received Silver LEED Certification, proving it to be a highly efficient, cost-saving, green building.

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402 Dunsmuir Street - Amazon - APA Facade Systems

402 Dunsmuir - Amazon

Vancouver

The Brief

Certifications:
LEED® Gold certification
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Size:
14,148 m² (152,290 ft²)
Client:
Oxford Properties Group

 

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, just steps from the historic Gastown District, is 402 Dunsmuir. This LEED Gold development is the newest addition to anchor tenant Amazon’s office space in BC.

Amazon’s first purpose built office building in Vancouver will become the workplace for 1,000 of their office staff. The new nine-storey, 152,000-sq-ft building will also include a communal space similar to WeWork, for employees looking for a temporary office space.  

Amazon Vancouver - APA Facade Systems

Design Requirements

Oxford Properties outlined clear design requirements. 402 Dunsmuir had to be a cost-effective, secure, and integrated building solution that prioritized operations, comfort and energy efficiency. 

Architecturally, the building’s thick mullions are designed to emulate classic warehouse design, perfectly complimented with the black external finish. It provides a beautiful contrast to the neighbouring Holy Rosary Cathedral, respectfully combining old and new. 

The Challenge

“The challenge is to maintain engagement with the city’s past while propelling it into the future through the design of a social space for innovation that responds to Canada’s vision for smart, better and greener communities” – B + H Architects.

Flynn Group of Companies installed over 200 of our structurally glazed, triple-glazed concealed frame awnings. Featuring on every elevation of the building, our thermally enhanced CFA’s fit directly within the framework, providing ventilation to the internal environment of the building, whilst not affecting the appearance or geometry of the external facade.

402 Dunsmuir Street - Amazon - APA Facade Systems

The Result

Our structurally glazed, triple-glazed, concealed frame awnings were seamlessly integrated with the structurally glazed external facade. They bring natural ventilation to the inside of the building, without compromising aesthetics or natural light. 

402 Dunsmuir achieved LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), for outstanding environmental performances.

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