The main architectural challenge facing Reynaers Aluminium, as the developers of the façade solution, was to create the impression of a smooth glass surface, as if the façade was constructed out of one piece. For this, structural glazing and the façade system CW 50-SC was used. For the implementation of the opening elements, the CS 77-HV system was chosen. This system was designed with a hidden sash, which supported the concept of a single glass façade without prominent elements that could violate the integrity of the appearance.
At the seaside part of Odessa, the famous Arcadia, you can find the residential complex “26 Pearl” with incredible views and panoramic terraces on the top floor. The building, with a wavy glass façade, which reflects the sea and the sun, is one of the largest and most beautiful projects in the line-up of the developer KADORR Group. A large area of the front glazing and the shape of the building, which became the hallmark of the project, required the company to search for special engineering solutions.
The residential complex "26 Pearl" has an irregular, curved look. The shape of the building was determined by both the site itself and by the desire to go beyond rectangular structures. The wavy glass façade makes the building unique. The project revived the architectural environment of the seaside as part of the city - the famous Arcadia.
Located in the heart of Odessa, the residential complex "26 Pearl" has an interesting exterior; a large number of translucent façades and terraces on the top floor with glass fencing. High-speed and silent elevators (speed 2.5 m/s) are installed on this project - probably the fastest in Odessa today. The building is also equipped with the best engineering systems: an autonomous boiler house, a pumping station with water storage tanks, a diesel generator and condensing boilers.
Due to the irregular shape of the building, it was not easy to design comfortable living spaces with enough daylight. On the other hand, there were many elements that were difficult to connect: a large number of abutments of translucent façades, the terraces and high-quality insulation requirements. These nodes, as well as the interfacing of different types of façades and solutions for heating, required special attention from engineers.
This large-scale project was built in just 25 months. The preparation took longer than the construction process itself, as the measures to strengthen the underground workings took quite a long time.
The team of façade developers faced a variety of challenges. One of these challenges was the minimization of additional work on the installation of opening elements in the structural façade. At the same time, it was necessary to find a solution that would remain expedient in terms of its cost. And, of course, the solution had to meet high technological requirements and meet high thermal performance.
And we managed to develop a solution that meets all the above requirements. We optimized the material, reduced labour costs and time for the installation of the façade. At the same time, the solution is characterized by its high adaptability.
It is also important to note that it was the hidden vent, as a more hermetic solution, that improved the thermal performance. At the request of the customer, this façade solution was tested for tightness and easily withstood the set pressure mark of 2000 Pa, which in itself is an excellent indicator. This requirement is necessary due to the location of the project. As we know, Odessa and its coastal zone are distinguished by high wind loads, which places high demands on system solutions.
THE CONFIGURATION OF A STRUCTURAL SEAM
The profile assumes the presence of an additional “whisker”, which allows to achieve a more correct proportion of the connecting elements. In addition, it ensures the contact of the sealant exclusively with aluminum, which increases the tightness of the seam, ensures the durability of operation.
SPECIFIC DISTANCE PIECE AND SLEEVE
It makes the fastening point of the sash of the window in the façade more warm, which allows to achieve greater energy efficiency of the solution. And from the point of view of installation, the spacer and mounting sleeves help to quickly and easily ensure the correct positioning of the sash in the structural facade.
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