The Yarm School’s 800-seater Princess Alexandra Auditorium in England is cladded with scores of beautiful diamond-shaped tiles which produce a mesmerising feel as one walks around the building.
To create this effect, Rheinzink’s prePATINA blue-grey tiles were specified. These interlocking shingles generate interesting forms as light reflects onto the zinc walls. The natural zinc surface compliments the historic setting, but suits the modern architecture of the auditorium at the same time.
In addition to the external facade, 400m² of Rheinzink blue-grey double standing seam technology was used on the roof and parts of the interior were also clad with the Rheinzink blue-grey diamond tile system, which mirrors the outside pattern.
This inspirational project, designed by Associated Architects, has won the prestigious RIBA Award for the northeast of England in 2013.
The small-format option
Rheinzink small tiles are available in square and diamond shapes. These have forward-facing edges on the top surface and backward-facing edges on the underside, forming simple lock joints. Using this small format, a range of interesting facade designs are possible.
Quality and support
“At Rheinzink, our reputation for producing high-quality products for the construction industry cannot be equalled,” states Stephen Wilkinson, Rheinzink’s sub-Saharan Africa regional director.
“Zinc roofing, zinc facades, wall cladding and rainwater goods are produced at our production plant in Datteln, Germany. Installed by recommended craftsman and facade specialists, we endeavour to achieve the highest standards and deliver value and quality that will stand the test of time. With our technical support team based in Cape Town, we are able to offer specifiers the full support they need when designing with zinc. Representation in 32 countries assures Rheinzink of worldwide coverage for its roofing, cladding and water drainage systems.”
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The Princess Alexandra Auditorium in England is cladded with Rheinzink diamond-shaped tiles.
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