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Tall Building Awards 2022 Winner News
post updated 25 July 2022
Two ambitious Reynaers projects shortlisted in Tall Building Awards 2022
Tall Building Awards 2022 Winner
Reynaers won the ‘Best Tall Building Façade and Fenestration Engineering Project’ at the Tall Building Awards in London held last week.
Reynaers ambitious project wins coveted Tall Building Award
Hadrian’s Tower beat off tough competition to be awarded the ‘Best Tall Building Façade and Fenestration Engineering Project’ at the Tall Buildings Awards 2022, recently held in London.
The 82-metre tower is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and has transformed the city skyline. With an exceptionally high quality architectural finish, the building provides residents with panoramic views – made possible through the use of Reynaers’ ConceptWall 65 (CW 65) unitised system which combines optimum performance and sustainability while achieving an iconic appearance.
Hadrian’s Tower maximises the potential of its location in a constrained city-centre site. Home to 162 luxury apartments, a premium cocktail bar and fine dining restaurant, the 82-metre tower is at the heart of the city’s bold regeneration scheme. By building up, this project has demonstrated the viability of tall buildings in the region and answered a local need for housing in a modern, innovative way.
Tall Building Awards 2022 Winner – Hadrian’s Tower, Newcastle, Northeast England, United Kingdom – the first of the company’s projects shortlisted is Hadrian’s Tower in the Best Tall Building Façade & Fenestration Engineering Project category. Utilising the company’s unitised curtain walling system, the building, which stands at 82 metres and is the tallest building project undertaken in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – transforming the city skyline:
photograph © Hufton & Crow
The constraints of building in a city centre location led Faulkner Browns Architects to specify Reynaers’ CW 65 system, because it met both the aesthetic and performance requirements, but can also be constructed off-site in modular panels – which can then be erected in units on site, radically reducing installation time. This curtain wall system meets the highest performance requirements in water and air tightness and wind load resistance. The building has also achieved the appropriate British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) credit.
The CW 65 system is available with different insulation levels, answering to the appropriate requirements of the building, and other environmental assessment systems such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. In practice, this allows architects to rely on high-quality systems which achieve the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) test standards, while supporting their project programme, timescale, and budget.
Dan Gleeson, Head of Commercial Sales at Reynaers, said: “We’ve been involved in iconic tall building projects across the world since 1965. We’re delighted that the ambitious architectural finish and design of Hadrian’s Tower has been recognised for its excellence in engineering in façade systems.
“The unitised curtain walling system has enabled the architects to achieve panoramic views and a distinctive aesthetic. This has been done without compromising on thermal performance, quality, accuracy, water and air tightness and strength while accommodating building movement which is a key factor in tall buildings.
“Our unitised façade systems provide slim profile designs for architects which meet the highest performance requirements. Working in city centre locations on constrained sites is an engineering challenge, so prefabrication of the systems offsite in a climate-controlled environment under strict quality assurance significantly speeded up the installation time without compromising on accuracy or safety.”
Reynaers also sponsored the ‘Best Tall Building Architect’ category of this year’s Tall Buildings Awards in a move that demonstrates its continuous commitment to a vital part of the industry.
For further information about Reynaers Aluminium UK and its range of aluminium systems, visit www.reynaers.co.uk
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For over 50 years, Reynaers Aluminium Ltd has been designing cutting-edge glazing solutions for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Engineered without compromise, our ranges of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems have been specified time and again by the world’s leading architects and construction companies.
As well as our wide range of standard aluminium glazing products, we also develop tailor-made solutions for all market sectors – from private domestic to high-rise residential and commercial to industrial. Our high-quality aluminium glazing products meet the most stringent demands in terms of comfort, security, architectural design, and energy-efficiency. Reynaers is not only a supplier, but also a valuable partner— for architects, fabricators, project developers, investors and end users. Visit Our Brand page for information on the company’s history, its Mission & Values and CSR Policy.
Previously on e-architect:
15 July 2022
Two ambitious Reynaers projects shortlisted in Tall Building Awards 2022
Tall Building Awards 2022 Shortlist
Reynaers Aluminium UK Ltd has been shortlisted in this year’s Tall Buildings Awards for two ambitious city centre projects. And in a move to demonstrate its continuous commitment to a vital part of the industry, has also signed up to sponsor the coveted Best Tall Building Architect category for these prestigious awards.
The first of the company’s projects was shortlisted for the Best Tall Building Façade & Fenestration Engineering Project category. Utilising the company’s unitised curtain walling system, the Hadrian’s Tower building project stands at 82 metres and is the tallest building project undertaken in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – transforming the city skyline.
Reynears has also been shortlisted in the Best Residential Tall Building Project category for The Lexington in Liverpool. This project also uses Reynaers’ unitised curtain walling system on the 34-storey New York inspired tower structure, and called for the consult team to overcome the complex challenge of installing the curtain wall system in a constrained environment. Further, the location of the building on the city’s well-loved waterfront meant that the glazing solution had to meet the highest standards of thermal insulation and strength.
Dan Gleeson, Head of Commercial Sales at Reynaers, said: “We’ve been involved in iconic tall building projects across the world since 1965, so it made perfect sense for us to support and sponsor these well respected industry awards.
“It’s also an honour to be shortlisted for two awards. Both projects are perfect examples of ambitious architecture at its best, and it’s this level of excellence which this category celebrates.
“In both projects we deployed our unitised curtain walling system to help the architects to achieve panoramic views and a distinctive aesthetic. This has been done without compromising on thermal performance, quality, accuracy, water and air tightness and strength while accommodating building movement which is a key factor in tall buildings.
“Our unitised façade systems provide slim profile designs for architects which meet the highest performance requirements. Both projects are in city centre locations on constrained sites, so prefabrication of the systems offsite in a climate-controlled environment under strict quality assurance significantly speeded up installation without compromising on accuracy or safety.”
The winners of the Tall Buildings Awards will be announced on July 19th at the Tall Buildings Conference in London, and you can find out more here – www.tallbuildingsawards.co.uk
For further information about Reynaers and their range of aluminium systems visit www.reynaers.co.uk
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