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Kalzip national case studies Flexible solutions for creative architecture

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My first architectural job was in 1955 when I was seven years old. I earned a few shillings by stoking the coal fires in my architect father's studio. I soon graduated up to painting water colour on to drainage runs on blue linen drawings. These were working methods dragged forward into the post war era with the advent of the dye line printing machine. I spent days and days of my school holidays printing tracing paper drawings onto sensitive paper and developing them in a crude coffin shaped device which had an open tray of ammonia at its bottom. No one, not even my mother, raised an...

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The answer, for the imaginative new wave architect, was the use of sheet materials of one sort or another. Malleable sheet material, like flexible renders, could adapt to the challenging demands of a new architecture. This brochure is full of the most immaginative examples of the way in which a simple, well engineered sheet material can be made to dance to the changing rhythm of architectural time. It would be invidious to select one of the projects which follows on these pages but I will. Slough Bus Station is so fluently elegant it looks almost edible. These are the sorts of shapes I...

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National case study Aintree Racecourse,

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National case study Aintree, one of the world's most famous racecourses, has been staging steeplechases since 1839 and is best known as the venue of the Grand National with its roll call of legendary winners such as Bob Champion's Aldaniti, 100/1 shot Recent years have seen major investment in both the course and its facilities, perhaps the most striking of which are the identical Earl of Derby and Lord Sefton stands that overlook the course. Designed by the Building Design Partnership, these stunning buildings make use of 50 metre lengths of Kalzip XT aluminium standing seam material...

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National case study Aquatics Centre, Londo Bristol Skills Academy The striking appearance of this unique landmark building is a visual reference to the old Whitchurch Airport that formerly occupied the site. Reflecting the two hemispheres of the brain the four-storey structure comprises twin sections located either side of a spacious central atrium linked by bridges at each level. Commissioned by the City of Bristol College to drive up educational standards, this state-of-the-art, highly functional learning facility presented a complex technical challenge with the building 'shell' curving...

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National case study The full Kalzip built-up system contributed to the overall sustainability of the building resulting in the building envelope attaining an ‘A’ rating in BREEAM’s ‘The Green Guide to Specification’. 7

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National case study Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock Described as "Scotland's first custom-built ancestral history hub", the £5 million Burns Monument Centre was formally opened in 2009 by First Minister Alex Salmond and houses an archive centre, register office, library and wedding venue / conferences The original Burns Monument building was opened in 1879 but had fallen into disrepair and was seriously damaged by an arson attack in 2004. The stylish new centre provides a courtyard setting for the now clean and beautifully restored monument statue and protecting canopy. Among the most...

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National case study

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With the UK government having set aggressive zero-carbon targets for the house building industry, a number of forward- thinking environmentalists and architects are now looking at ways to achieve these goals and at the vanguard of this green movement is Logic Construction Project & Design Services. In 2009, Logic CP&DS developed the C02Zero-LiveWork building in Bristol, the first private residential scheme in the UK and first Live/Work scheme to attain Certification at Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Level 5. The development comprises a private terrace of nine properties, each with a...

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National case study Garrison, Essex The massive Merville Barracks project at Colchester Garrison was commissioned by RMPA Services, a 'special purpose' PFI company (consisting of Atkins, Sir Robert McAlpine, Sodexo, and HSBC Infrastructure) formed to develop and construct the new Barracks and provide through life service support to the Garrison on behalf of the MoD over the 35 year term of the contract. Over 109,000 sqm of Kalzip aluminium standing seam system has been installed on all of the 124 new buildings which, whilst remaining consistent in appearance, were required to carry a...

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National case study Corby International Pool, home to one of just a few 50 metre long competition-size pools in the UK, is the centrepiece of a multi- million pound regeneration programme underway at this East Midlands town. Opened by British Olympic swimmer Mark Foster, this iconic facility - which also houses a gym, health suite and studio - has won a host of awards including East Midlands Public Building of the Year 2009 and has staged national and international events. Its stylish shape is formed by a series of 32 metre long, 2.5 metre deep trusses spaced at 8 metre centres, through...

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National case study Dublin Airport Transforming Dublin Airport' is a 10 year, €2 billion programme designed to deliver significantly improved facilities at what is now Europe's eighth largest airport in terms of international flights. The project will see the expansion and modernisation of all facilities but the centrepiece is the new Terminal 2, a three storey, 75,000 sqm building designed to cater for up to 15 million This striking curvilinear building features two main sections the check-in area and departure/arrivals area, connected via a link bridge and Kalzip was selected as the...

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National case study perforated aluminium façades has helped to deliver an impressive combination of practical and aesthetic benefits at the £21 million East Durham College campus in The system was specified by Jefferson Sheard Architects to provide a series of translucent protective 'veils' around four major external stairwell areas at the college, allowing natural daylight into the building and creating an intriguing 'textured' contrast with the college's main And when darkness falls, the use of dramatic blue electrical back-lighting in combination with the perforated Kalzip façade creates...

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