A new-build office building has become a ‘jewel’ in the landscape with the installation of diamond-shaped shingles.
The building, the workplace for hundreds of people, features bespoke Sotech-Optima IPC anodised aluminium shingles.
The anodised rainscreen panels incorporate a transparent anodic layer that preserves the natural metallic appearance of the aluminium substrate to provide a finish guaranteed for the design life of the building and not subject to maintenance or wash-down regimes.
Sotech was commissioned to design and manufacture over 8,000 of the shingles, which are installed on the facades of two adjoining office buildings.
Installed by McMullen Architectural, more than 2,000 sq. metres of the Optima IPC system, provided in 1mm thick aluminium silver anodised products, were used. The shingles interlock and overlap to achieve a secret fix system and have been engineered to seamlessly integrate with all other building façade elements such as windows, doors and louvres.
The shingles provide a traditional approach to metal cladding that can be provided in a completely bespoke format and can be fully supported on backing boards or fixed to top hats for “maximum design fluidity”.
John Egginton, managing director of Sotech, said: “It’s great to see our products being used to such striking effect on projects such as this one.”