The Lexicon is the new shopping centre that completely revitalises Bracknell town centre. It is just down the road from Windsor Castle so it was perhaps not totally surprising that Her Majesty the Queen found time to tour the new shopping centre. Amongst other exciting things, Her Majesty could view for herself Duco louvre walls and doors.
With the Neel primary school, the district of Maasniel in Roermond, the Netherlands, has gained a remarkable structure. A rare, contemporary take on architecture with a strong focus on air quality breaks the monotony of school buildings and makes this school annexe, delivered in 2015, a true masterpiece.
This green theme dovetails perfectly with Duco’s vision. This manufacturer has endowed the complex with an aesthetic and expressive character by using the DucoDoor Grille and DucoWall Classic W 50Z as façade cladding.
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Anyone cruising down the E17 will undoubtedly be struck at once by the gigantic Van Marcke distribution centre and office block. The building acts as a veritable showcase for sustainable technologies: geothermal heating, fuel cells, green electricity and architectural solar shading.
Duco was approached regarding the external solar shading in the 80 apartments. Following discussions between the contractor, architectural firm and project developer, a decision was made in favour of architectural solar shading with sliding panels. The reason for this? DucoSlide Wood sliding panels with vertical louvre blades are not only functional but also provide a sleek and aesthetic façade.
DCM’s new headquarters in the region of Antwerp bears witness to an exceptional piece of architecture. The unique rear façade is fully glazed to allow maximum daylight in during the winter. But what about overheating during the hot summer months? The solution for this project was the use of smart, sunlight-controlled architectural solar shading. The architect deliberately chose horizontally positioned DucoSun Wing louvre blades.