Extraordinary structures very much set the tone these days. We find proof of this near the Bavarian city of Munich, where the German architect Franz Madl and the West Flanders solar shading manufacturer Duco have shown their most creative side in the design of this fine piece of architecture.
The architectural sun control DucoSun Ellips 200 mm, supplied by Contrasol, ensure the maximum amount of diffuse daylight.
Ventilation and solar shading were an important aspect in Elzendaalcollege, whereby Duco with GlasMax and DucoTwin 120 CAP could offer a ready answer.
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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.