The unique mullion-only VS-1 glazing system from GLASSOLUTIONS, which reduces sightlines and maximises interior brightness, has been installed at a new community hub in south-east London to create a light, bright social space with a welcoming ambience.
The Aperture building forms part of the regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula. Commissioned by main contractor Kier Construction to manufacture and install the building’s façade, GLASSOLUTIONS fitted a glazed building envelope comprising the flagship VS-1 curtain walling system, supplemented with traditional curtain walling.
A notable feature for Aperture was the inclusion of high levels of glazing at ground floor level, with the aim of creating a light, bright interior to emphasise the open and welcoming nature of the community hub.
These plans required GLASSOLUTIONS to design and specify an attractive glazed building envelope with narrow sightlines and a minimum of visible fixtures to let in as much daylight as possible. The VS-1 installation for Aperture is unique and bespoke, including continuous full high feature fins to minimise the building’s solar gain and enhance thermal and acoustic comfort.
The original concept was to use standard curtain walling with a bespoke fin attached, but the properties of VS-1 suited the design perfectly and this was chosen as the final design solution.
For further information, please visit glassolutions.co.uk/en-gb/project/aperture-greenwich-london.