Foksal Gallery

 

The Foksal Gallery Foundation art gallery, an iconic example of 1960s architecture, has been given a radical renovation, by reducing the weight of the facade, providing thermal insulation and restoring the mineral appearance of exposed concrete.

 

Challenge

The twelve panels of gray Ductal® Envelope, measuring 7.21 m x 3.46 m, met all the challenges demanded by the project to refurbish the facade of the Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw: a structural requirement to lighten the load borne by the original beams and an esthetic requirement to restore the mineral appearance of exposed concrete to improve architectural continuity with adjacent buildings.

 

Optimization

Working with the Ductal® team, the architect could utilize panels of very large dimensions. Each façade panel was made to measure, to incorporate the doors and windows and produced in a range of demanding molded finishes with up to five relief patterns. The Ductal® Envelope solution made it possible to work with these exceptional dimensions with a weight that is three times less than traditional precast concrete panels. This is mainly achieved by having a thickness of only 4 cm, which offers the additional advantage of saving space to ensure better thermal insulation.

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Vente Privée headquarters

Commissioned directly by venteprivée.com’s CEO Antoine Grangon for architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the building known as Le Vérone proudly shows off a lattice façade in white Ductal®, visible along the A1 highway across from the Stade de France, on the outskirts of Paris.

 

SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

The Shum Yip UpperHills Loft, a Urbanus project, is a high-end commercial complex with 6 high-rise towers containing offices, hotels and business apartments. Adjacent to the CBD and Huaqiangbei shopping district, it is also located between two center parks in Shenzhen.

 

Nike Miami

Nike creates performance products for athletes who love them around the globe. Its retail environments are designed with the same vision. For the design of the building’s core and shell, Nike’s Retail Design Team partnered with Touzet Studio, a Miami-based architecture firm, because of their creativity and regional expertise. Together, the collaborative design team focused on innovation, architectural integration with the local culture, its materiality and interior consumer experiences.

 

Lyon Part Dieu

La Part-Dieu new shopping center extension in Lyon has opened in November 2020. Its 32,000m² make it the largest downtown shopping center in France.

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