When combined with balconies as a project solution, project-specific well-sealed ASE 80 TC sliding doors also allow for a function-oriented design for high-rise residential buildings.
Urbanisation and an increasing global population mean our cities are growing upwards. In this context, the fast, space-saving supply and installation of façade units is becoming ever more important.
Depending on the region, high-rise residential and commercial buildings are also exposed to extreme environmental factors such as wind loads and building movement. Developers, architects and fabricators focus on energy efficiency, sustainability and flexible design too. Schüco is responding to these challenges with its new, dynamic UDC aluminium façade system platform (Unitised Dynamic Construction), which allows a high level of design freedom for individual projects with a unitised construction. Schüco has unveiled the three constructions for series production at BAU 2019 and they should be available from mid-2019.
Schüco UDC 80 aluminium façade
The Schüco UDC 80 aluminium façade is part of the UDS façade platform with the same name. Scalable, tested system components form the basis for a wide variety of standardised applications and for modified, project-specific unitised façade constructions. The product portfolio of the Schüco UDC 80 aluminium façade comprises a diverse range of designs with a framed look. The continuous narrow profile face width of 80 mm allows for maximum façade transparency. Cover caps are available as design options; these enable a visually reduced sightline of just 65 mm – with the same high load-bearing structure. As a result, large unit dimensions of 3 x 4 metres and maximum unit weights of 1000 kg are possible.
The Schüco UDC 80 aluminium façade also sets new standards in terms of energy efficiency with Ufvalues to 0.86 W/(m²K) including screw factor. Furthermore, in conjunction with the new Schüco ZIP Design Screen textile sun shading, which is concealed, wind-resistant and features guide tracks integrated in the profile, cooling loads in the building can be reduced whilst retaining attractive façade architecture.
A further advantage of the system is the high level of design freedom with horizontally offset units, diagonal sash bars or the use of opaque units. Opaque areas of the unit can be designed using a wide variety of different materials, such as metal sheets, printed glass and natural stone. These can be integrated either flush or cantilevered in the façade unit to create deep offsets using system attachment components.
When combined with balconies as a project solution, mechatronically controlled insert units and project-specific, well-sealed ASE 80 TC sliding doors (Aluminium Sliding Element, 80 mm basic depth, Tight Closer) also allow for a function-oriented design for high-rise residential buildings. Where floor-to-ceiling opening units are used, the required safety barrier loading is achieved by means of a transparent, profile-integrated spandrel safety barrier, which blends in seamlessly and attractively into the unitised façade appearance, without interrupting the profile.
Schüco UDC 80 CV aluminium façade
The Schüco UDC 80 aluminium façade can be combined with the Schüco UDC 80 CV façade, which has concealed projected top-hung and parallel-opening vents. The two unitised façades look the same from the outside. Viewed from inside, the UDC 80 CV system only differs in the window handle for the opening unit.
Schüco UDC 80 SG aluminium façade
The Schüco UDC 80 SG aluminium façade looks impressive on the outside with the expansive appearance of an all-glass façade; on the inside its design is that of a unitised façade with narrow face widths of only 80 mm. Furthermore, a high level of design freedom is assured thanks to horizontally offset units and the use of opaque units or diagonal sash bars. The Schüco AWS 114 SG window series means that large insert units are possible as projected top-hung or parallel-opening windows. The design with stepped insulating glass ensures seamless integration in the façade, while the unitised construction also guarantees particularly efficient fabrication and installation.