Wooden buildings on the rise
New innovative solutions in wooden building components have allowed wood to enter into new construction end-uses traditionally dominated by concrete and steel. Massive wood elements open the way for taller wooden high-rise buildings than ever before.
Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper globally. Our materials are renewable, reusable, and recyclable, and form the building blocks for a range of innovative solutions that can help replace products based on fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials.
Stora Enso’s Wood Products division provides versatile wood-based solutions for building and housing. Our product range covers all areas of construction, including massive wood elements and wood components. We also offer sawn timber goods, biocomposites and pellets for sustainable heating.
For over 50 years, Reynaers Aluminium has been designing cutting-edge architectural solutions for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Engineered without compromise, our range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems have been specified time and again by the world’s leading architects and construction companies.
Reynaers Aluminium is recognised globally for the premium quality of its products. When you choose Reynaers Aluminium products, you can rest assured that you are choosing a product that will not only look great, but will also offer industry-leading performance and reliability.
Reynaers Aluminiums Virtual Reality Room, AVALON, installed in the Reynaers Campus in Duffel, offers the ability to visit a building through a shared virtual reality experience while the design is still in process.
On a daily basis, building teams visit AVALON for different reasons, architects who invite general contractors to discuss technical details or who visit with investors to present the design and take the investor through their future home. This way clients are already involved in an early stage of the design process. They can enter through the front door of their future home, visit the lounge room where they will soon relax and experience the outdoor view from their terrace. All of this in a phase of the design where the architect can still make adaptations according to the preferences of the investor.
Architect: STARH EOOD, Architect Svetoslav Stanislavov
Photo: 3inSpirit LTD – Used Systems: CS 77, CW 50
The combination of two powerful context components, being the surrounding architecture and mountain views, results in the dynamic and modern shape of this outstanding project, without harming its function. A3 Apartments is organised into five distinct volumes, positioned together as an ensemble to determine the overall final shape. Each of the volumes is outlined with soft and elegant forms, allowing your imagination to run free.
For the architect, using high quality materials was very important. Having this in mind, he chose Reynaers Aluminium CW 50 curtain walls and CS 77 windows for the remarkable façade of the project.
Architect: Jan Nedvěd - Photo: Filip Šlapal
Used systems: Hi-Finity
Hi-Finity Apartment Nice
The recent renovation of this Nice apartment showcases today’s latest modern solutions. In order to take advantage of the expansive outdoor terraces and breathtaking sea views a 490 cm wide window from Reynaers Aluminium was specified for the living room/terrace area. Because of its hidden frame and lack of opening apparatus, the system appears in some senses virtually invisible. Thanks to the Reynaers Aluminium Hi-Finity system, the border between indoors and outdoors is only apparent in the case of bad weather, when the glass walls are closed.
Architect: UAB AKG – Photo: Vacys Valužis – Used Systems: CS 77, CW 50-RA/FRV, CW 50-HI bespoke solution
National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences
The hexacon shaped façade of the National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences (NCPTS), at the University of Vilnius inspired was inspired by the chemical structure commonly found in science. The building stands out and breaks away from the existing grey architecture that surrounds it. A custom made Reynaers Aluminium CW 50-HI solution was created to connect the building’s interior and exterior environments.