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#16in this issue4 City Report:istanbul38 Thomas Carr College,Year 7 and 8 Centre,TARNEIT1418PREVIEWLapishan,Istanbul48 TivoliVredenburgmusic venue,Utrecht28Casa Las Palmeras,Sotogrande5662innovationsreferencesEdition Spring 2015Publisher responsible:Birgit HuybrechsProduction:A10 Publishers B.V.


CONNECTING CONTRASTSIstanbul is the commercial and industrial metropolis inTurkey and a gateway to Asia and the Middle East.It’s an attractive and vibrant city, full of contrast in colour, contrastbetween old and new, and between east and west.The ability of Turkey and the Turkish people to bridge these contrastshas contributed to the prosperity and the charisma of the city andthe country. But there are some challenges as indicated by one of themost celebrated architects in Turkey: Nevzat Sayin. Sayin designedthe striking Lapishan business centre (see page 18 in this issue). Thisproject is a good example of ‘contrast in colour’ as stated by AlbertasJerusevicius, Regional Director of Reynaers Aluminium Turkey,‘Lapishan is a very successful project in which we effectively appliedour expertise and experience. With its bright red façade, Lapishanliterally gives color to the Kartal District.’3Istanbul is home to our largest investment in the Asian region. Reynaerswants to connect varied designs and different markets and thereforedecided to build a full fledge production and service centre in Cerkezkoy,Istanbul. This way we can contribute even more to the realisation ofprojects and to the success of our partners.Once more, Report magazine will take you around the amazing world ofarchitecture and as a bonus to Istanbul!Martine Reynaers


city reportistanbul(TR)4locationDEMOGRAPHY- 14.2 million inhabitants(18.5% of the Turkishpopulation)- The area is 5,343 km²- 2,650 inhabitantsper km²- 39 districts


Housing- 3,7 million homes inIstanbul region- Average floor space ofan apartment is 97 m²Building sector- 2,250 active architectural firms- 18,559 architects- 1,217 project developers- 34,557 construction companies- 15,388 building permits of which14,047 for residential buildingsincluding 154,956 residentialunits​- 13,354 completed residentialbuildings in 20135Education- 49 universities- 307,749 universitystudentsEconomy-Most people are working in services(64,3%) and industry (35,1%)- 10.5 million tourists visitedIstanbul in 2013- 766 hotels with 93,299 beds- 81 museumsThe growth of Istanbul comes fromnew sectors: finance, tourism, service,banking, head offices.


city reportOrtaköy Mosque and the first Bosphorus bridge6Bridge betweentwo continentsIstanbul like many other historic cities in Europe has been an importantcivilization hub for over 8,000 years. It has always been perceivedas half European and half Asian by many Europeans, which is boththe result of a geographic feature and the multiple cultural layersembedded within the population and history of the city.Text Omer Kanipek Photography DreamstimeLong after Greek settlers established Byzantiumon the European side of the Bosphorus, theRoman emperor Constantine was attracted to thislocation. Constantinople became the capital ofthe Byzanline Empire. The Great Palace ofConstantinople and the glorious Saint Sophiachurch were the heart of the city. Locatedbetween the boundary of Europe and Asia,Constantinople served as the bridge betweentwo continents and became a commercial, cultural,and diplomatic center for centuries. In the14th century, Constantinople began turning intoa multicultural metropolis after the conquest byOttoman Turks. It was tolerant to many differentreligions.The decline of the Ottoman Empire brought evenmore cultural and ethnical diversity into Istanbul.Since the 19th century Western style architectureinfluenced the building typology. Baroque and


historyTypical Ottoman style housesBaroque style streetsFrench Empire Style, and a new branch of ArtNouveau flourished in Istanbul, followed by ArtDeco examples.At the end of the 19th century the city started toexpand to both the east and west thanks to theincreasing ferry connections. New architecturalexperiments with late Art Deco and Bauhaus continuedin villa sized houses in the suburbs as wellas apartment blocks in the expanding Pera regionwhere new neighbourhoods were formed.ACCELERATIONAtaturk, as the founder of the modern TurkishRepublic, decided to move the capital to Ankarain order to create a physical and mental distancefrom the imperial Ottoman era. However, Ataturkwas not totally ignorant to Istanbul as he invitedfamous urban planner Henri Proust to make themasterplan of Istanbul. Proust’s principle waseffective to preserve the silhouette of the historicPeninsula as well as the creation of TaksimSquare and Gezi Park.In the fifties the population started to increasesteadily due to the government policies fosteringimmigration from rural areas to the cities. Theconstruction of the first Bosporus Bridge and theintercity highway extending from East to Westaccelerated the city's growth at the beginningof 1970’s. The building typology changed fromsmall shacks to one or two stories high, concreteframed apartment blocks.VALUABLE SPACESIn the 1980’s the population increased to over fivemillion, almost doubling in a five year period. Bythe 1990's industrial areas started to be pushedto the perimeters to allocate valuable space forresidential and service sector functions. The axisfrom Taksim Square to Maslak is filled with officetowers. The construction of the second BosporusBridge and a new highway to the north triggeredthe expansion of Istanbul to the northern forestsand water reservoirs.In 2000, when the population reached over 11million citizens, the ‘urban transformation’ starts:industrial buildings are replaced with large-scaleshopping malls and high-rise residences.Up to today, the population still continues toincrease in Istanbul nourishing the demand tobuild more and more residential units, pushing theconstruction and property development businessto be the major industry of the country.7


city reportWidelydispersedarchitectureThanks to its long history, Istanbul has become one ofthe largest and most crowded cities in Europe, containingnumerous beautiful examples of architecture fromdifferent eras.Text Omer Kanipak Photography Orhan Kolukisa (Yercekim Photos)8Most of the historic buildings are locatedwithin the walls of the old ‘Historic Peninsula’dating back to the Byzantine period, butmany new buildings, built after 1950, arealso to be found here. Their constructioncontinued until the awareness of the importanceof preserving historic monumentsbegan to increase from 1980 onwards. Thecity grew rapidly after 1970, further to theeast and west with the construction of themotorway and the Bosporus Bridge, with athird bridge under construction in the farnorth of the city. It would be difficult fora lover of architecture to see all the city’sinspiring buildings in a couple of days.However, the core of the city includes mostof the buildings particularly worth a visit.The axis extending from Taksim Squareto Levent features the more recentlycompleted office buildings. Buildings suchas residential developments and universitycampuses constructed over the pastdecade are dispersed around the outskirtsof the city.1 3 5724 6 8


morphology59211101110814313136 76711241. Hagia Sophia, 537.Architects: Isidore ofMiletus, Anthemius ofTralles2. Süleymaniye Mosque,1558. Architect: MimarSinan3. Botter Apartmentbuilding, 1900.Architect: RaimondoTommaso D’Aronco4. Florya SummerHouse, 1930.Architect: Seyfi Arkan5. Levent gardencity district, 1947.Architects: KemalAhmet Aru, RebiiGorbon6. Zeyrek SocialSecurity offices, 1962.Architect: Sedad HakkiEldem7. IMC – IstanbulDrapers’ Bazaar, 1967.Architects: DoğanTekeli, Sami Sisa, MetinHepgüler8. AKM – AtaturkCultural Centre, 1969.Architects: FeridunKip, Rüknettin Güney,Hayati Tabanlioğlu9. Tercüman building,1974. Architects:Günay Çilingiroğlu,Muhlis Tunca10. National HighwaysHeadquarters, 1980.Architects: MehmetKonuralp, SalihSağlamer11. National ReinsuranceHeadquarters, 1992.Architects: ȘandorHadi, Sevinç Hadi12. Levent Kanyon,2006.Architects: TheJerde Partnership,Tabanlioglu Mimarlik13. Ipera25, 2010.Architect: AhmetAlataș14. Naval Museum,2013. Architects:Ertuğ Uçar, MehmetKütükçüoğlu (Teğet)15. Piri Reis MaritimeUniversity, 2014.Architects: AydanVolkan, Selim Cengiç(Kreatif Mimarlik)1599121310111415


city reportVibrant citieswithin a cityNevzat Sayın, one of the most celebrated architects inTurkey, talks about the attractive and vibrant city of Istanbuland the flip side of the coin: the impact of the growth of theconstruction industry.Text Omer Kanipak Photography Cemal Emden10Istanbul is an attractive city. What do you think is the most prominentfeature of Istanbul?‘For me it is always the Bosporus; this natural North-South axis givesIstanbul great attraction. The city started to develop on the small historicalpeninsula, but has grown on two sides, in the eastern and western directions.In contrast with many other historic cities in Europe, the geographical conditionsmeant that it did not develop around a central core with a circular pattern.The linear development of Istanbul caused many smaller centres to beformed, dispersed within the city, making it very attractive. Each of these centreshas its own characteristic zones and neighbourhoods. In fact, Istanbul is acity built up from many different smaller cities, giving it incredible vibrancy.’Turkey has pursued a policy over the last decade aimed at nurturingthe construction industry. What do you think about the current urbantransformations taking place in Istanbul?‘Every city transforms itself; it’s inevitable. In Istanbul, however, the situationturned into a state-organised speculative construction movement, and Idon’t think it is benefiting Istanbul. The economy is based on property development,meaning constructing buildings with as much floor space as possibleto sell or rent, with no regard for building regulations and laws. It will be veryhard to change this trend in the short term and we as architects will have ahard time coping with this. The focus is on making money rather than creatinga better physical environment and consequently a better social environment.The tendency towards the accumulation of capital by individuals and companiesis neither properly managed nor regulated by the state.’Many architecture schools have opened recently in Turkey. You areone of the practising architects who also teaches. What are your hopesfor all these young people wanting to become architects?‘If this young generation of architects embraces and internalises theknowledge as quickly and fully as they are able to access it, then I think the


interview"Istanbul is a city builtup from many differentsmaller cities, givingit incredible vibrancy"development in architectural education andtraining will make the desired contribution tothe practice of the profession. Architecturaltraining addresses both doing and thinking.Buildings that are in harmony with theirsurroundings can only exist if people devotetheir educational careers to curiosity and theexcitement of discovery.’11The level of environmental sensitivityand awareness has been increasing in thiscountry in recent years, not only in the bigcities but also in rural areas. How do youthink this will affect the transformation ofIstanbul in the future?‘Our sensitivity is the reason for the environment’sconstant insistence: “You no longerhave the right to be inconsiderate”. Every newthing we do, and every new decision, shouldmeet this requirement. The built environmentconsumes a large share of our resources, andthe increasing sensitivity to the limitation ofenergy usage and the promotion of recycling ispromising for the quality of urban life. I stronglybelieve in the morality and dynamism of youngpeople, who form a large proportion of thepopulation. Together we can try to stop thedestruction and disappearance of green areas,and even create new green spaces. I am hopefulthat they will change things. They can make effortsto preserve the vibrancy of the streets.’


city report12Turkish ManhattanIn 1850, when the French novelist Gustave Flaubertpredicted that Istanbul would be the capital of the world ina century's time, he wasn't that far off the mark. Since1970, Istanbul has grown from a historic walled city of twomillion into a teeming megalopolis of more than fourteenmillion. From the head office of Reynaers Turkey inIstanbul, Regional Director Albertas Jerusevicius nowgazes out on a cityscape of endless cranes, rather thanover the minarets that used to dominate the skyline.Text Viveka van de Vliet Photography DreamstimeAlbertas JeruseviciusRegional DirectorReynaers Turkey


preview14Luxury besidethe ThamesLondon (GB) - Living doesn’t get any better than this:the modern complex of One Tower Bridge is locatedin the heart of London, next to the iconic TowerBridge and opposite the Tower of London. The buildingoffers five-star luxury living with spa and gymfacilities, and much more. Most of the apartmentsand penthouses have balconies or terraces, some ofwhich offer a phenomenal view of the River Thames.The complex consists of nine apartment blocks.Reynaers provided the aluminium systems for blocks1-2-4-6-9. In block 2 and 4, no less than 300 CP 130sliding doors were installed.One Tower BridgeArchitect: Squire and Partners, LondonPlanning consultant: Barton Willmore, LondonStructural Engineer: Meinhardt, LondonConsulting Engineer: Hoare Lea, LondonMain contractor: Berkeley Homes Limited, LondonInvestor: Berkeley Homes, London Borough of SouthwarkFabricator: M Price Limited, London, Scheldebouw, MiddelburgReynaers systems: CS 77, CS 86-HI, CP 155, CP 130, CW 50-SCExpected completion date: Winter 2016


preview16BrilliantcomplexSt. Petersburg (RU) - The white residential complexLeontievsky Mys is one of the most remarkableapartment complexes in St Petersburg’s luxuryhousing sector. The location is exceptional formany reasons: the complex is situated on thevery tip of Petrogradsky Island, and is surroundedon three sides by the river.The Nobel-prize winning Russian economistWassily Leontief once called this landmark home(1906-1925), and the project has been carefullydesigned to function as a unique spot for futuregeniuses. For instance, considerable attentionhas been paid to amenities for children: thecomplex features an enclosed area with severalplaygrounds, a private nursery school, and achildren’s art centre. However, adults can alsoindulge themselves in luxury: a private marinaand yacht club are under development, as well assophisticated plant-lined terraces. The numerouswindows and balconies of the buildings are fullyequipped with the customised Reynaers windowand door system CS 86-HI. Striking furniturefrom the brand YOO inspired by Starck, which isunder the creative direction of master designerPhilippe Starck, has been selected to furnish boththe interior and exterior of the complex.Leontievsky MysArchitect: YOO inspired by Starck, LondonLocal architect: Studio 17 Creative and residenceVyacheslav Gedueva, St. PetersburgMain contractor: Ltd Test, St. PetersburgInvestor: Ltd Leontievsky Mys, St. PetersburgFabricator: Ltd. NordFasad, St. PetersburgReynaers systems: CW 50, CW 50-HI, bespokesolution based on CS 86-HI, CS 86-HI/HVExpected completion date: spring 2015


ImposingglassfaçadesSofia (BG) - The 112-metre tall multifunctionalMillennium Centre consists of three towersthat include a hotel, apartments, offices, andcommercial spaces. 40,000 square metresof glass façades made up of geometricforms are the most striking feature of this130,000-square-metre building.Millennium CentreMain architect: Borislav Bogdanov, SofiaArchitect: Ivaylo Slavchev, SofiaFaçade consultant: Velimir Zlatarev, SofiaMain contractor: Nikmi Jsc, SofiaFabricator: Nikmi Jsc, SofiaReynaers systems: bespoke element façade solutionExpected completion date: winter 201717BalanceddynamicsTehran (IR) - Dynamic and fluid structures forman important guiding principle in the work ofFluid Motion Architects, based in the city ofTehran. Commissioned by Mellat Bank, the33-storey tower comprises a stack of rectangularvolumes, all of which follow a slight upwardcurve. A distinctive balance has been created bythe slight shifting of the glass blocks in relationto each other, giving the office building a ratherstriking appearance.Jam TowerArchitect: Fluid Motion Architects – Mr. Daneshmir, TehranMain contractors: Bonyan Marsoos co., TehranInvestor: Mellat BankFabricators: Kashaneh co., Parsamood co., TehranReynaers systems: CW 60, CS 68, VentalisExpected completion date: Summer 2015


Red solidmass19


“ They built it in one day!”, was what Evrim Karayel, generalmanager of Gürallar Yapı construction company, heardfrom passers-by when the cladding’s protective sheetswere removed from the Lapishan business centre to reveal itsbright red colour. Located in the Kartal district of Istanbul, thestriking building comprises 160 individual offices in varying sizesdistributed across eight floors.Text Omer Kanipak Photography Gürkan Akay, Nihan Pakize Karayel20Quite surprisingly, the intentionof the Gürallar Yapı constructioncompany was not for it to be an officebuilding at all. Initially, architect NevzatSayın was selected from six architecturalcompanies to design a 21-storeyhigh-rise residential block. However,a couple of months later, the strategyof the development had been shiftedfrom residences to office spaces, whichwas found to be more suitable for thelocation. After the function had beenaltered, the number and size of thedifferent individual units were carefullycalculated in order to satisfy the potentialcustomers as well as the landownerswho will rent their spaces. Lapishan isthe first commercial building project ofconstruction company Gürallar Yapi.Sayın was given a quite complexpuzzle to solve, which involved havingto fit variously sized individual officespaces and shops, as well as somesocial spaces, into a high-rise buildingwith a footprint of almost 850 squaremetres. “We as architects know that ifyou have a small building footprint, thecore of the high-rise building takes themost valuable part out of it. It is notclever to make a high-rise with a footprintsmaller than 1000-2000 squaremetres”, says Sayın.He convinced the client to makea lower building which would use theentire lot but still be eye-catching. Theformula was quite simple: In order tomake an iconic tower that would bevisible from a distance among otherhigh-rise buildings nearby, a largerectangular prism was proposed thatwould be visible to drivers on themotorway for a longer period.


211A splash of colourbrightens theKartal district ofIstanbul.


222The façade wasdesigned to avoidtraffic noise


Open-air corridorsThis large rectangular mass sits on an area witha footprint of 3,500 square metres where 2,100square metres are covered and the rest are left asan open courtyard. With this strategy, the verticalcirculation core of the intended high-rise buildingremains the same size but serves a much largerfloor area, resulting in a more efficient building.The open-air corridors surrounding the courtyard’sinner façade also reduce the energy requirementsfor heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting,and enable office users to go outside directlyfrom their offices. The efficiency of the buildinghas also been increased by the articulation of masswhere southern parts are lower to increase daylightreaching the northern side and the courtyard.Gürallar Yapi decided to team up with Reynaersand used the CS 86-HI windows and doors systemand CW 50 structural clamped system for thefaçades. The façade on the motorway side wasdesigned to have the fewest possible openings toavoid the traffic noise. The modular planning approach,of which a 57-square metre office unit is thebasic element, creates a great benefit for clientswho can be allocated different sized individual unitsinside the solid mass.NSMHArchitect Nevzat Sayınwas born in 1954,finished high-school andstudied architecture inIzmir. His presence inIzmir and the surroundingarea during his educationgave him a lovefor and understandingof the Aegean culture.He worked with CengizBektas for four years,which he recalls as‘education after school’.Sayın is also active asa studio instructor invarious schools of architecturein Turkey. Currentlyhe is teaching atIstanbul Bilgi UniversityFaculty of Architecture,of which he is one of thefounders. His motto is:“Future comes fromthe past.”www.nsmh.com23


24“We as architects know that ifyou have a small building footprint,the core of the high-rise building takesthe most valuable part out of it”


GürallarYapı A.S.Evrim Karayel was bornin 1978 and educatedas a civil engineer withan MBA. He has workedas a senior and projectmanager on the completionof real estateprojects, particularlyin different regions ofRussia and in Moldova.Since 2010, he has beenthe general manager ofGürallar Yapı Co. EvrimKarayel has broad experiencein the subjects ofdeveloping real estateprojects, managingdevelopment and constructionprocesses. “Itis important to invest inprojects where we couldcreate spaces in whichpeople will be morehappy, productive andsuccessful”, he believes.25www.gurallaryapi.comHistorical typology“Lapishan is actually the contemporary interpretationof the old historic office blocks (‘han’ in Turkish)in Anatolia and in Istanbul”, says Sayın. Small craftworkshops workshops around a corridor surroundinga courtyard are still seen in historic parts of the city.Karayel adds: “We used the technology of contemporaryarchitecture to turn a very convenient and acceptedbuilding typology into a contemporary businesscentre.” The ground floor and courtyard are designedto be open to the public and are also very accessible by


“We always getconsultancy advicewhen colour becomesa major issue indesign”the metro and mass transit hubs nearby. Theground floor shops and sports centre serveboth the public and the people working in thebuilding.26The colour was a key element in the designof the building once the tower idea hadbeen put aside. Sayın remarks, “We alwaysget consultancy advice when colour becomesa major issue in design and in this case weworked with Sibel Ertez Ural from BilkentUniversity. She delivered the perfectly balancedtones and composition of the red panels.”As a result, even though the originalintention was to sell all the units, theconstruction company was so pleased withthe building that they decided to move theirheadquarters to the top two floors ofLapishan. They are not the only ones whothink it’s a successful building: Lapisan iswinner of the 2013-2014 InternationalProperty Award in the category ‘BestInternational Office Development’.LapishanArchitect: Nevzat Sayın - NSMH, IstanbulInvestor/General contractor: Gürallar Yapı A.S., IstanbulFabricator: BSM Aluminium, IstanbulReynaers systems: CW 50-SC, CS 68-HV


projectCasa Las Palmeras28Sotogrande (Cádiz), Spain — Architect: Valentín de Madariaga Fabricator: Grupo Moncada


Contemporaryserenity29


Designed by architect Valentín de Madariaga for his northernEuropean client, Casa Las Palmeras effortlessly combinestraditional elements with a sleek, modern aspect. The streetsidefaçade is as solid and intriguing as the Moorish homes of ‘Al-Andalus’ (historical territory in southern Spain, when it was part ofthe Islamic empire), while the construction and geometry radiate acontemporary serenity and openness similar to the ambience of a21st-century monastery.Text Sander Laudy Photography Claudio Curia30“Some time ago, an English client ofmine at the time introduced me to feng shui,a Chinese art form which I try to apply tothe Spanish landscape,” explains Valentínde Madariaga. “For me, feng shui is aboutthe relationship between the environmentand sunlight, and the creation of peace andharmony.”Foremost in the design of Casa LasPalmeras was the plot of land. De Madariagaexplains: “The terrain determined where toposition the six different columns, what theirproportions would be, and where to put thegarden elements.”“The palms alongside the swimming poolmake swimming lengths even more enjoyable,and the bamboo around the garden’sedges creates an intimate setting.”Like the architect, the resident of CasaLas Palmeras is an avid contemporary artlover. The ‘backbone’ of the residence, whichthreads together the structure and its variousfunctions, is a long corridor that is used todisplay the owner’s personal art collection invarying formations. Indirect daylight illuminatesthe paintings along this corridor, whichproceeds from the gymnasium to the diningand living areas, and then extends to theservice areas and bedrooms of the parentsand children. In total, the residence comprises1,200 square metres. The various rooms areall oriented toward the covered terraces,which form a connection to the lawn.Smooth transitionPeople in this region spend a great dealof their time outdoors. The outdoor areaswhich flank the garden and the shadedgalleries may be even more important thanthe functional interior spaces. A smoothtransition from interior to exterior is created,with no less than 18 full glass Hi-Finitysliding doors providing a razor-thin separationbetween the two. The gymnasium’ssliding doors that were specifically designedfor this project, together with partner GrupoMoncada, are imposing. As De Madariagarecounts: “It was an enormous challenge toposition them during construction. Luckily,we were quickly able to replace one of thefour glass elements, which was broken bya strong gust of wind. Reynaers equippedthese elements with a motorised mechanismto open and close them, because they’reincredibly heavy!”“These specially designed doors are 5.9metres high and weigh 285 kilograms. Weproduced and positioned the replacementvent within a week and a half”, says fabricatorJosé Miguel Moncada of Grupo Moncada.


313A smoothtransition frominterior to exterioris created with fullglass Hi-Finitysliding doors


32“Large Hi-Finitysliding doorsprovide no morethan a razorthinseparationbetween interiorand exterior “‘”In any event, the pace of construction forced us tofinish in record time; the entire project was completedin nine months.”The Hi-Finity sliding elements positioned byGrupo Moncada play a fundamental role in relationto the environment. That is why the tracks were setdeeply into the floor at specific points, with the topand side profiles integrated into the walls. The onlything that remains visible is the meeting section ofthe minimalistic Hi-Finity profiles .


grupomoncada1The entire façadeis equipped withHi-Finity slidingelements for amaximum view ofthe gardenJosé Miguel Moncadawas born in 1970 in SanRoque and leads GrupoMoncada, the family-runbusiness established by hisfather nearly sixty yearsago. José Miguel Moncadais an electrical engineerwho also holds a master’sdegree in business administration.He expanded thebusiness from its initialfocus on wooden doorsand window frames intoa versatile supplier forthe construction sector.The experienced team iscontinuously introducingnew technologies in theirfactory, which is equippedwith state-of-the-artmachinery. Today theyproduce furniture alongwith complex curtain wallsand aluminium windowframes, the latter exclusivelyin partnership withReynaers. “Experience andincorporation of innovativeproducts are key to thesuccess of our projects”,he says.33www.grupomoncada.comViewed from the outside, the glass acts likemirrors reflecting the surroundings. Framed by theresidence’s white profiles, the blurry image of theterraces and the vegetation almost creates a newmodern painting: the latest asset in the owner’scollection.Casa Las PalmerasArchitects: Valentín de Madariaga, SevilleFabricator: Grupo Moncada, San Roque (Cádiz)Reynaers systems: Hi-Finity, CS 77, CP 68


342The outdoor areaswhich flank thegarden may be evenmore important thanthe interior spaces


project solutionHorizontal section Hi-Finity bespoke meeting section 41. Hi-Finity bespoke solution2. Thermal insulation strip3. Buffer4. Gasket5. Adjusting piece6. ReinforcementSystem:Hi-Finity bespoke solutionProject description:External motor mounted on top offrame (20 cm required built-in depth)Special connection from motor to themoving parts of the ventsBespoke middle section: doublereinforcement profile to supporthigh loadsExtensive research on strength andsizes183 mm35 mm66 mm36Element:Four vent Hi-Finity sliding door withcentre openingDimensions: 5.9 x 1.25 m per ventWeight per vent: 285 kgGlazing:Double laminated glazing:44.1/20/44.1534261Vertical section Hi-Finity bespoke solution 21. Ceiling2. Hi-Finity outer frame3. Support beam4. Motor5. Brackets6. Electrical lock7. Thermal insulation strip8. Floor9. Rail10. Gutter11. Gutter profile12. wheel


Valentín deMadariaga3INSIDEoutside5568200 mm5968 mm100 mm42715800 mmValentín de Madariagawas born in 1960 in Seville.After studying architectureat Escuela Técnica Superiorde Madrid (SuperiorTechnical School ofArchitecture Madrid) heset out, together withErnesto Merello, on aquest in 1987 to combinetraditional and modernarchitecture. De Madariagaquickly specialised in highstanding,detached houseswith the so-called ‘haciendatypology’ representativeof his native region,Andalusia. In addition toaround 150 private houses,he has designed golf clubs,restaurants, and swimmingpools. He has also restoredhistorical heritage sitessuch as churches. ‘Theenvironment is a decisivefactor in the developmentof architecture, and thattranslates into proportions,materials, temperature,light, and sound, andthen into experiences,’says De Madariaga.37valentindemadariaga.es12921011147 mm207 mm


projectThomas Carr CollegeYear 7 and 8 Centre38TARNEIT, AUSTRALIA — Architect: Smith & Tracey Fabricator: MSF Thermal Doors and Windows


Dynamicarchitecture39


40402The form of thebuilding has thelanguage of itsexternal foldingcomponents, sharpangles and a sawtoothroof


The Year 7 and 8 center is the first of a number of projectsbeing completed by Smith & Tracey Architects for ThomasCarr College, a Roman Catholic co-educational secondaryschool, as the Melbourne suburb of Tarneit expands rapidly inresponse to population growth and development. The dynamicarchitecture - moving walls between classrooms, connections tothe outside - depict a non-traditional way of learning.Text Isabelle Priest Photography Chris Matterson Photography41“This project is seen as the firstbuilding of our masterplan for theschool to allow for its foreseen futuregrowth”, explains Smith & Traceyproject lead architect Stasinos Mantzis.Founded in 1997, the current school is amix of permanent and temporary classroombuildings. The newly built Year7 and 8 center seeks to replace someof these temporary classrooms whichwere required due to rapid growth instudent numbers as well as envelopeover and around the existing sciencelaboratory building on the site. “Apartfrom meeting the functional requirementsof the brief, we wanted to designa building which expressed the aspirationsof the school’s future and positionwithin this new suburb as a public building”,explains Mantzis.Smith & Tracey has extensive experiencein the educational sector andproviding future-proof design solutionsadaptable to evolving trends in pedagogyin Australia. This particular buildingincorporates the recently completedexisting labs to create twenty additionalflexible classrooms, large breakout areas,a demonstration kitchen, offices andstudent facilities. These programs aredesigned in a horseshoe arrangementaround a sun-filled, circular outdoorgathering space.“The building underwent an evolutionaryprocess, testing and discardingmany form-making techniques”, the architectsays. Each stage of the processwas documented with 3D renderings toresult in a determined and functionalbuilding. What also became clear fromthese discussions was the need todevelop a dynamic architecture thatwould: “Engage the students with thebuilt environment and challenge themthat there might be more independentways of learning.”Fluid waysThis challenge became articulatedin the very form of the building withthe language of its external foldingcomponents, sharp angles and saw-


422Classroomsare designedin a horseshoearrangementaround a circularoutdoor gatheringspace


Smith &TracyStasinos Mantzis wasborn in Melbourne in 1971.He graduated from RMITUniversity in 1998 with aBachelor of Architecture.As a design architect hejoined Smith & Tracey in2011 after working at anumber of Melbourne practices.He has been teachingat RMIT University since1999 as head of the designstudio and master’s studentthesis supervisor. Mantzis:“I have a strong narrativedesign approach drawinginspiration from pop cultural,art, and architecturereferences.”45www.smithtracy.com.au1internal patterns,shapes and colours forthe circulation areas


46“The ambition was to express the fluid wayin which education and information can beaccessed through non-traditional means”windows in all first level learning areas for cross-ventilation and naturallight and chose high insulating windows with low-e glass to reduce heattransfer and increase performance.The fabricator MSF was key to the latter and was contacted in theearly stages as standard local glazing systems did not meet the requiredenergy ratings. It took a creative approach not to compromise the design


FabricatorMSFGuido Nobile was bornin 1973 in Melbourne. Hestarted a food processingcompany in 1993, but in2009 he joined his wife’sfamily business MorwellShopfitters whichfabricated and installedaluminium systems forcommercial projectsin Victoria, Australia.Nobile rebranded thecompany to MSF ThermalDoors & Windows in2010 to best reflect thecompany’s new directionand relationship withReynaers Aluminium.MSF now offers consultingservices for highperformance windowsystems for the Australianmarket. “MSF’soverriding aim is to offerarchitects a system thatmeets building energyrequirements withoutcompromising design,”he says.47by employing systems it had not used before. GuidoNobile of MSF explains: “Issues such as incorporatingdifferent cladding were overcome in consultation withthe architect. Our careful planning and experiencedemployees took the project as a personal challenge.”“With Reynaers’ products we could achieve the levelof glazing needed to provide light, ventilation andcomfort to the classrooms”, the architect adds.msfaustralia.com.auThomas Carr College Year 7 and 8 CentreArchitect: Smith & Tracey Architects, HawthornGeneral contractor: Total Construction, RichmondStructural and civil engineer: Brown ConsultingFabricator: MSF Thermal Doors and Windows, MorwellReynaers systems: CW 50-HI, CS 77-HI


projectTivoliVredenburg48Music venueon displayUtrecht, The Netherlands — Architects: Architectuurstudio HH, Jo Coenen & CO Architekten, Thijs Asselbergsarchitectuurcentrale, NL Architects Fabricator: DRL Benelux B.V.


503Everything isvisible topassers-bythrough theenormousglass façade


Acity within a city – that’s how acclaimed Dutch architectHerman Hertzberger describes TivoliVredenburg, thecompletely renovated music venue in Utrecht. Thebuilding is a showcase for what happens inside: the publicstrolling through the foyers, the encounters between visitorsand artists and, of course, the theatre itself. Everything is visibleto passers-by through the enormous glass ‘display windows’, afaçade that had to meet demanding engineering, fire-resistance,and acoustic requirements, and that due to its inner-citylocation, was a tour de force in its technical execution.Text Kirsten Hannema Photography ArFU - www.ArFU.nl51TivoliVredenburg - a combination of the name of the music venue and the newlocation - has been a special project for Herman Hertzberger, now aged 82. Howmany architects are given the opportunity to renovate one of their own buildings?And this was no ordinary renovation. The complex, which dates from 1979, hasundergone a genuine metamorphosis: a major portion of the building was demolished,four new, vertically stacking concert halls have been added, and the façadehas largely been replaced. “That’s an improvement”, thinks Hertzberger, “becausethe original building was not really that attractive.” Most importantly, thelarge concert hall, with its world-famous acoustics and intimate atmosphere, hasbeen preserved. The interior has simply been ‘updated’ with a new floor and bar.Everything else remains just as it was before. The latter, in particular, surprised thearchitect. As Hertzberger relates, “everyone has been unreservedly enthusiasticabout the concert hall, which in no way appeared outdated.”TransparencyOn the city-centre side, however, much has changed. The original Vredenburghas been transformed from a relatively low-rise grey building with a small façadeinto a real music venue with a 45-metre-tall façade traversed by five concert halls.The music venue looks especially spectacular when lit up against the night sky.“I insisted that lights be installed which would illuminate the halls”, recounts Hertzberger.“That’s important for me: being able to see what’s happening inside. To me,that’s far more interesting than the composition.”The task of creating the building’s overall impression of transparency, whilestaying within budget, fell to façade producer DRL Benelux, a subsidiary ofOskomera. “We worked with the Reynaers DRL curtain wall system”, says


522The interior hassimply been ‘updated’


ArchitectuurstudioHHHertzberger:“Being ableto see what’shappeninginside, to methat’s far moreinterestingthan thecomposition”Herman Hertzbergerwas born in Amsterdamin 1932. He completedhis structural engineeringstudies in 1958 atthe Delft University ofTechnology and foundedhis architectural firm in1960. Hertzberger’s mostfamous buildings includethe head office of CentraalBeheer in Apeldoorn andthe former VredenburgMusic Centre in Utrecht.He is also well-knownfor the many schools hedesigned. Hertzberger haswon numerous awards,including the RIBA RoyalGold Medal in 2012 fromthe Royal Institute of BritishArchitects. Hertzbergerbelieves that somethingis beautiful when it makessense. “A building or aneighbourhood is correctwhen its dimensions matchthe perception of thepeople within it.”www.ahh.nl53Director Leon Kerkhofs. “The advantage is that, unlike a conventionalcurtain wall, this system does not require clampingframes; silicon rubber frames are used instead. This createsthe wonderfully smooth effect the architect had in mind whenhe chose a structural façade. What’s more, the costs are lower.”Enormous achievementThe stringent noise reduction, fire-resistance, and safety requirementscombined with the aesthetic requirements made this acomplicated project. “The façade derives its strength and its rigidityfrom the rear steel support structure. As a result, you have to


DRL Benelux54Leon Kerkhofs was bornin Meerveldhoven, theNetherlands, in 1960. Hebegan his architecturestudies in 1978 at theInstitute of Technologyin ‘s-Hertogenbosch.He then went on tostudy architecture atEindhoven University ofTechnology. Kerkhofsstarted working at DRLBenelux as a commercialmanager in 1988.In 1997 he became thedirector of the companyand co-owner in 2000.www.oskomera.nl”From a relatively low-risegrey building with a smallfaçade Vredenburg hasbeen transformed into areal music venue”deal with different tolerances”, explains Kerkhofs.“The maximum deflection for the curtain wall isthree millimetres; for the steel support; it’s easilyten to twenty millimetres. We had to reconcile thatdifference in the connections between the profiles.We also developed a special assembly plan so thatthe load on the structure, particularly during theglazing process, would be increased gradually.”An extra complication in the mix was that thenew southern façade had to be built above theold construction. “It was an enormous challenge,ultimately we had to erect scaffolding on the newconstruction in order to assemble the façade.”“The fire-resistance requirements also resultedin special measures. “Because the façade sectionsmeasure 1.80 by 3.60 metres, the fire certificationfor conventional curtain wall systems wasinadequate. We had already begun testing theDRL system using the largest format available forfire-resistant glass, which is 2.30 by 3.80 metres.TivoliVredenburg is the first project for which thisfire-resistant DRL system was used with a resistanceup to thirty minutes.”TivoliVredenburg renovationArchitects: Architectuurstudio HH, Amsterdam (project supervisionand chamber music hall), Jo Coenen & CO Architekten (pop hall),Thijs Asselbergs architectuurcentrale (jazz hall), NL Architects(crossover hall)Main contractor: Heijmans Utiliteitsbouw B.V., RosmalenFabricator: DRL Benelux B.V, DeurneReynaers systems: CW 60-DRL/FP EI30, CS 77


553The music venuelooks especiallyspectacular whenlit up against thenight sky


innovations3 Huge glass panes: Crepain Binst Architecture nv56New: CW 50 EXTENSIONSThe CW 50 curtain wall system offersnew innovative solutions for unlimitedcreative freedom for higher glassweights and sophisticated connectionsof profiles. These solutions stand forexcellence and ultimate design applicationswithin this proven curtain wallsystem.Freedom in curtain wall designA first extension to the CW 50 system features anextensive range of profiles with which a wealth ofdesign constructions can be created. This solutionallows the profiles to be coupled to each otherin an infinite number of overlapping levels. Theoverlap method provides perfect performance interms of water and air tightness. This extensionprovides architects with extensive creative freedomin façade design: the division and coupling ofthe glass surfaces is unlimited, and the integrationof diagonal lines is simple.Easy assembly and quick installationFaçade construction is now even easier with theuse of the new subsystem CW 50-TT (Transom-Transom). This extension ensures that the façadecan be constructed with a single profile, withoutthe use of complex operations. Through the preassemblyoption, the construction of a façade cantake place in a quick and cost-efficient manner.What's more, it is compatible with the standard


CW 50 system and the design variants CW 50-TT/SC(Structural Clamped) and CW 50-TT/HL (HorizontalLining). The CW 50-TT system has the same insulationvalue as the standard CW 50 and CW 50-HI(High Insulation) and it can support the samemaximum weights.Larger elements and triple glazingA final extension to the CW 50 system makes itperfectly suited for large glass panes and for useof triple glazing. The maximum glass thickness canmeasure up to 62 mm and the system can carrya maximum weight of 700 kg thanks to a specialglass support. With this addition in the CW 50system, specific bespoke solutions are no longerrequired for extra-large glass panels.3 Tree structure:BURO II & ARCHI+I573 Barcode design:MA - MURAIL Architectures -Guy Murail - Nantes (44)Examples structural tendencies:Barcode design = horizontal panelswith individual vertical distributionTree structure design = organicdistribution of the vertical linesHuge glass panes = transparentfaçades for maximum daylight3 CW 50-TTPerformances CW 50:• Thermal insulation (EN 13947): Ufvalue down to 0,8 W/m²K• Acoustic performance (EN ISO10140-2 EN ISO 717-1): RW (C;Ctr) =33 (-1; -3) dB / 60 (-2; -6) dB• Air tightness (EN 12153, EN 12152);AE 1200 (1200 Pa)• Water tightness (EN 12155, EN12154); RE 1200 (1200 Pa)• Wind load resistance, max. testpressure (EN 12179, EN 13116);2000 Pa


innovationsCW 86BreathingFaçade58In buildings such as hospitals,offices or schools, the influenceon the choice of floor plan,infrastructure, materials, buildingshell, and façade design are of greatimportance. Building management,acoustic performance, and ease ofmaintenance are crucial factors inthe façade design. Reynaers hascombined these three properties,in a 'breathing' façade: CW 86-BR,which will be launched early 2015.1 CW 86-BR


CW 86-BR is an extension of the known Reynaers CW 86system and complements the breathing window system XS50-BR previously introduced in France (BR is breathable orrespirante).​CW 86-BR is a ‘double layer’ façade, consisting of double glazingon the inside and single glazing on the outside. The singleglazing can be mounted either with structural sealant or withglazing beads, and this choice determines to a large extent thedesign of the façade.CondensationCondensation occurswhen relative humid aircomes in contact witha relative cold surface.The balance betweenboth is the dew point.For example: air witha temperature of 10°cand a relative humidityof 70% will condensateto a surface with a temperaturebelow 5°c.No condensationThe major advantage of a breathing façade is that it prevents condensation.Through the use of Reynaers CW 86-BR, the relativehumidity in the 'breathing' cavity is equalised with the outsiderelative humidity. This new system makes it possible to constructa breathing façade as an element façade and stick façade.59The major advantage of a breathing façadeis that it prevents condensationThe breathing cavity can accommodate blinds that are up to 35mm in width. Motorised control of the blinds and windows simplifiesbuilding management. This creates a system that is exceptionallywell-suited to automatically controlling the indoor climateof the building when additional fresh air is desired, or more orless sunlight.Hygiene and acousticsCW 86-BR also has extra low-maintenance and hygienic propertiesdue to its structure in which blinds are enclosed between twopanels of glass. This prevents disruptions to the functioning of theblinds. Furthermore, the use of different glass panels promotesthermal insulation and proper acoustics – factors that are significantfor hospitals, schools, and office buildings.


innovationsConvenient luxury witha new motor and shockabsorberTriple glazing is steadily advancing, as is the need for panes in largesizes. This allows as much light as possible to enter into the home andcreates the sense that indoors and outdoors merge into each other.This implies that the glass panels in sliding elements are becoming heavier.Reynaers has devised a specific solution for this: a new motor thatensures that the full glass Hi-Finity sliding system and the lift-and-slidesystems CP 155-LS and CP 130-LS open and close automatically.60Motor supports heavy weightsThe motor ensures optimum convenience during use and is a safeand reliable solution. In addition, it can deal with heavy weights. Forinstance, the motor in Hi-Finity can support a glass panel weighing700 kg, or even greater weights if appropriate wheels are used. ForCP 155-LS, the maximum weight is 400 kg and 300 kg for CP 130-LS.3 Scan the QRcode to watch amovie on theHi-Finity automatedsolutionInvisibly built inThe motor is invisibly built into the frame of the sliding systems,creating an attractive total appearance. As a result, the user has theoption of operating the system with a switch or with a so-called homeautomation system.


3 Hi-Finity automated opening corner solutionThe motoris invisiblybuilt into theframe of thesliding system,creating anattractive totalappearanceNew: shock absorbing or braking systemReynaers devised a special braking system ensuring safety whenmanually operating large sliding elements. Heavy sliding elementsthat move at high speed represent a danger of crushing.The shock absorber or brake detects the speed and will slowdown the sliding door just before it approaches the final positionif it is moving at a hazardously high speed. At normal speeds, theshock absorber or brake will not respond, and the sliding doorcloses in the normal way.61Like the motor, the shock absorber is carefully integrated into thesliding system, forming a luxurious and elegant whole as a result.4 Hi-Finity conceiled motor


eferences62Daniel SchäferMadrid,SpainThe luxury apartments for the young players of RealMadrid FC are located at their training institute, Sports City.Particularly striking are the two elongated prisms that containcommon spaces and car parks, as well as the light apartmentslocated on the top two floors that have terraces offering aview of the park.Residence for the young players of Real Madrid FCArchitect: Estudio Lamela Arquitectos, MadridMain contractor: UTE Residencias Real Madrid, MadridFaçade specialist/fabricator: Proinller Ingeniería del Vidrio, MadridReynaers systems: CW 50-SC, CS 77


63Yves André, VaumarcusBiel,SwitzerlandThe three apartment buildings, each with five residentialfloors, are situated against a stunning mountain backdrop. Thewindows in the rooms and the large terraces face the water,taking advantage of light on the front side and a panoramicview of the lake. The apartments are sustainable with Minergiecertified CP 155-LS sliding doors.BeauRivage ApartmentsArchitect: Bauzeit Architekten GmbH & Strässler Architektur, BielGeneral contractor: Strässler Generalbau AG, BielFabricator: Hartmann & Co. AG, BielReynaers systems: CP 155-LS Minergie, CS 86-HI, CW 50


eferences64Traralgon,AustraliaThanks to the enormous windows and the sliding and folding doors, thishouse is modern, light, and transparent. The owners opted for the CF 77folding door system to integrate the indoor living area with the outdoorterrace. The eye-catching doors open up beautiful mountain views andserve as a thermal buffer against Australia's hot summers and cold winters.Nobile private residenceArchitect: AD Robertson & Associates, TraralgonMain contractor: Waltcon Constructions, TraralgonFabricator: MSF Thermal Doors & Windows, MorwellReynaers systems: ES 50, CP 130, CF 77


65Marek HRUBÝStaré Město,CzechRepublicThe building's modern architecture is atypical for a church.Nevertheless, this castle-like building is named the Church of theHoly Spirit. The architect added a building to the two existingtowers, thereby increasing the seating capacity to 100. The differentforms and materials give a playful appearance to this church.Church of the Holy SpiritArchitect: Ivo Goropevšek, Maribor (SI)Main contractor: Promont, Uherské Hradiště s.r.o., Uherské HradištěFabricator: Alventis, ZlínInvestor: Římskokatolická farnost, Staré Město, Uherské HradištěReynaers systems: CW 50-HI, CS 77-HI, CS 59Pa


eferences66Jean-Marc PéchardGauchy,FranceReynaers installed the CF 77 system, in addition to the CS 86-HI system,in a large, modern swimming pool in France. 7 folding elements wereinstalled that can be fully opened and lead to the outside. For additionallighting, the building has large, distinctive, interconnected glass domesthat curve above the pool.Swimming poolArchitect: Gruet Ingenierie, Serres CastetMain contractor: Communauté d'Agglomération de Saint-QuentinFabricator: Espace Aluminium Du Vermandois, Saint QuentinReynaers systems: CF 77, CS 86-HI


67Arthur BagenEindhoven,theNetherlandsThis beautiful monumental building is part of the former Philips industrialcomplex at Eindhoven's Strijp S district, currently being transformedinto a vibrant new city sector. Diederendirrix architects combined residential,commercial, and recreational uses in the Anton building (namedafter Anton Philips, co-founder of the technology company).Anton building at Strijp SLead Architect: diederendirrix architecten, EindhovenExecutive architect: V-Architecten BV, SittardMain contractor: Stam + De Koning Vastgoed bv, EindhovenFabricator: Rutolux Groesbeek BV, GroesbeekReynaers systems: CS 38-SL, CF 77


eferences68Luc RoymansGeel,BelgiumThis vibrant two storey house displays a variety in used materials andcolours. Whereas the ground floor is completely open and transparent,the rooms on the second floor are more private and divided in perfectsymmetry. A touch of colour gives each room its own identity.Private residenceArchitect: Bart Coenen, AntwerpFabricator: Moors NV, Houthalen-HelchterenReynaers systems: CP 155-LS, CS 77


69Hines Polska Sp. z o.o.Gdańsk,PolandNeptun is located at one of the most attractive commercialsites in Gdańsk. The more than 15,300 square-metre largeoffice building is characterised by a full glass façade ensuringboth a wonderful view and plenty of daylight. The buildinghas 19 floors, 160 subterranean parking spaces, and has beenawarded the BREEAM certificate ‘Very Good’.Office building NeptunArchitect: Aedas CE Sp. z o.o., WarsawMain contractor: Budimex SA, WarsawFabricator: P.P.H.U. Aluprojekt, WarsawReynaers systems: CW 50-HI, CW 50-FP, CS 86-HI


eferencesSofia,BulgariaOffices, service station,warehouses, a restaurant,storage, and a fitness centre allcome together in this avantgardebuilding with a slantedprism. The volume of the officebuilding with its glazed façadeof geometric forms is in fullcontrast with the solid volumesof the warehouses and servicestation.SofstokArchitect: Ivo Petrov architects, SofiaReynaers systems: CW 50, CW 50-SC,CS 77Tsvetan Petrov70San Donà di Piave,ItalyCutting-edge construction technologyand high energy performance havebeen used for these light apartmentswith a frontage that conforms to theshape of the road. Reynaers' CP 155-LSMinergie system allows the largesliding doors to seamlessly connectthe living rooms with the largeterraces.Cinquecentro ApartmentsArchitect: Ank Studio, San Donà di PiaveMain contractor: AW S.R.L., San Donà di PiaveFabricator: Carollo Serramenti s.n.c., Zero BrancoReynaers systems: CS 86-HI/HV, CP 155-LSMinergieLuca Casonato


Cairo,EgyptThe segmented façade designof this 11-storey office andcommercial building in Cairo,is built up with the CW 50horizontal lining system andcomposite panels. The specialshape of the building anduse of many different façadematerials give the building aprominent look.Hazem Maher TowerArchitect: Archilab, CairoInvestor: Dr. Hazem Maher, CairoMain contractor: EG Contractors, CairoFabricator: Wajhat A.A.P., CairoReynaers system: CW 50-HL, CW 59Pa, CP 50PaWaleed Al Abbas71St. Petersburg,RussiaA highly exclusive and immaculatelydecorated restaurant, Il Lago deiCigni (Swan Lake in Italian) is locatedin the historic centre of KrestovskyIsland on the shore of Lake Lebiazhi.Floor-to-ceiling windows in therestaurant provide a panoramic viewof the water, and the façade, forwhich the curved glass was especiallymanufactured in Italy, forms a fourmetrehigh semicircle.Il Lago dei Cigni RestaurantArchitect: Hirsch Bedner Associates, MoscowMain contractor: BaltStroy, St. PetersburgFabricator: Comfort Group, St. PetersburgReynaers systems: CW 50-SC Slim Line, CW 50-SC


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