Hunter Douglas recently supplied a range of louvres and cladding products for The Grid Rivonia project in Gauteng.
Hunter Douglas was appointed for the design, supply and installation of sun control and cladding products for The Grid Rivonia project in Sandton. The four-storey, 10 000² commercial development boasts a modern design and elegant landscaping for corporate clients.
CSP Architects and the team at Hunter Douglas worked closely together throughout the project and a number of sun-control options were considered during the design stage. The architects required a solution that would accommodate the functionality, aesthetic requirements and the budget aspects for the project.
“We used the Hunter Douglas sun screen louvres both vertically and horizontally, which provided a passive means of controlling temperature and shading within the building,” said Luis Christodoulo of CSP Architects.
“The sun screen devices are an integral, essential and complementary element in the aesthetics of the building, with which we – as well as our client and tenant – are hugely satisfied. In addition, the Luxalon cladding system was used on the two feature signage walls on the main entrance elevation, which finished off the elevation and gave it that special touch,” commented Christodoulo.
The Type 70S louvres were selected for the horizontal requirements over the windows on the east and north elevations. In order to diversify the look and feel of the sun-control elements, the Type 132S louvres were fixed in a vertical position to the north and west elevations.
Hulabond cladding was installed on the flanks of the main entrance in a contrasting colour, making it a prominent feature when the building is observed from a distance as well as when one enters the building.
The overall scope of work comprised of a total of 222m² of the Type 70S louvres, 230m² of Type 132S louvres and 121m² of Hulabond cladding.
The work was executed in the planned time frame and successfully completed to the satisfaction of the client, architect and main contractor.
Project: The Grid, Rivonia.
Architects: CSP Architects.
Main contractor: Vlaming.
Sun-control products: Type 132S louvres and Type 70S louvres.
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