The fine, lightweight design of Ductal® panels, along with the robustness of the material enabled us to fulfill all the requirements.
Interview with Philippe Gibert, architect, and Dominique Nowac
« Located in a sensitive neighborhood, the cultural center will host a number of activities, including art exhibitions, » explains Philippe Gibert.
« Our mission was therefore to work on exposure to the sun and interior lighting, while protecting the picture windows. We also wanted the building to fit in well with the specific mineral features of its surrounding area. The fine, lightweight design of Ductal® panels, along with the robustness of the material enabled us to fulfill all these requirements. » For Dominique Nowac, project engineer at Betsinor, manufacturer of the pre-cast sections used on this project: « Although some perforations reached 6.5 cm in diameter, with the constant performance of the material we were able to produce panels of 2 m x 4.5 m, but only 5 cm thick, to cover the 330 m² of façade and respect all the requirements of weight, transparency and protection expressed by the project owner. »