Façade technology - the right skin for every hall structure
The façade of a hall building serves many purposes simultaneously. For one, it separates inside from out, but beyond this a façade serves to maintain balanced temperature regulation and energy efficiency in heated hall buildings.
Individual elements of the façade serve to brace the hall structure, as load-bearing components of the building, and ultimately as significant contributors to the aesthetic of the building. We work with varied façade construction methods as well as a variety of materials and so are able to offer you a wide range of options with regard to façade construction.
What does a building façade cost?
The proportion of the total budget attributed to façade construction depends on various factors. The size of the hall as well as its function play an important role, and the façade technology chosen for the project is also a definitive factor. The hall-style construction method enables all kinds of façade, from the simple to the highly complex, as well as bespoke forms, such as façades with integrated solar cells or display hoardings. The choice of façade technology, and thereby the costs associated with its use, is determined by whether the hall is to be a heated exhibition or production hall, or an unheated storage warehouse or machining hall.
Façade technology and its configuration
Some façades are more than just a simple layer to keep out the elements: they fulfil an additional function of aesthetic design. When this is the case, a multitude of effects can be created, independent of the material used, by choosing an appropriate colour scheme. The outer surface and alignment of elements also play an important role, making it possible to achieve any desired look. For instance, horizontal alignment of the façade elements gives the building a more imposing and grounded feel, whereas a vertical alignment creates an airy sense of loftiness. Modern materials in façade technology enable an almost limitless range of configuration options, any of which we would be happy to implement for you.
Façade technology materials
Hall-construction has available to it a range of materials to create functional, as well as architecturally-impressive, building façades. Each of these technologies offers its own specific characteristics and advantages, and we can expertly determine how best to use them in light of the demands of your building project.
Aluminium sandwich panels consist of two aluminium plates with an insulating layer in between. The panels can be used for rear-ventilated façade structures, as an outer covering to a façade structure, or also as a roof structure.
Fibre-cement panels, also known as eternit panels, enable the manufacture of truly flawless building façades. The panels are suitable for use as both external walls and as a roof covering, and are available in many and varied formats and designs. Fibre-cement panels are used especially for rear-ventilated structures. Affixing the panels without restraints is a prerequisite for the blemish-free look.
High-pressure laminate panels are shatter and impact resistant, and boast a high degree of flexural rigidity and resistance to the elements. The industrially-produced panels come into use as outer coverings for building façades and make possible a variety of architectural design elements. Their easy workability mans that HPL-panels are especially adaptive to their context of use. They are affixed directly to a supporting lattice.
Façade Technologies - one shell, two shells, three shells, more…
Depending on the material, and perhaps also the construction method used, façade technology offers many options for the structuring of a building’s outer shell. The type of façade chosen for a project is determined by your personal taste. The choice is also influenced by factors such as functional requirements of the hall or administrative space, which in turn are influenced by the intended use of the building.
This comparatively simple façade technology can be divided into subsystems, each serving a purpose in distributing structural load as well as offering cost-effective manufacture and assembly. Examples include post, bar and component façades built from prefabricated panels. These structures encompass a range of variants, so choices are broad..
Rear-ventilated curtain façades
Rear-ventilated curtain façades are commonplace in German industrial and commercial constrcution. A layer of air is located between the insulated building shell and the protective weatherproofing layer. This constant rear-ventilation prevents damp from seeping through the layers and separates the insulation and weatherproofing layers. The curtain façade is composed of the external skin, the layer of air, the insulation layer and the supporting structure.
These structures consist of two façade layers, each of which meets specific requirements. The technology is also known as the ‘double façade’. The goal of this type of façade is to improve weatherproofing, as well as the building’s engineering characteristics, by introducing a second façade layer. In hall construction, double façades are used only in particular cases.tzt.
In selecting the right façade technology we round off the planning phase for your building project. Together with our network of architects and civil engineers located throughout Germany, who specialise in hall construction, we will develop the perfect hall building for you: custom-designed to meet both your functional and your aesthetic requirements and wishes.
You can get in touch with us at any time for an initial conversation. With the help of your ideas, or your look-book, we will be able to produce the hall structure or administrative building you need!
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