An extruded aluminium baffle technique was showcased in the British isles for the to start with time, thanks to Hunter Douglas Architectural’s involvement in the refurbishment of a essential Canary Wharf place of work constructing in London.
25 North Colonnade was a single of the initially business structures to be developed in the capital’s economic district, accomplished in the 1990s.
Now it has been through a main transformation, enabling it to meet up with the requires of 21st century corporations.
Hunter Douglas Architectural was proud to enjoy its portion in the revitalisation of this waterfront Quality A office environment setting up, positioned adjacent to the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, after currently being specified to supply 375m2 of its SedesTM baffles for the carry lobbies on all 15 floors.
Kevin Taylor, specification revenue supervisor, explained the designer at architect Gensler, which led the refurbishment, chosen SedesTM for the reason that the sharp corners on the baffle complemented the overall structure ethic all over the constructing.
“It is a fantastic lightweight baffle technique that will work well in commercial spaces this sort of as 25 North Colonnade,” he said.
“The designers ended up amazed with the sharp look and I’m delighted the technique has been applied to this kind of superior result in this freshly refurbished developing.”
The Baffles SedesTM Straight procedure permits designers and architects to create a huge array of ceiling designs with variable baffle spacing. It is offered in widths of 20, 30, 40 and 55mm, heights of 50mm to 300mm and lengths up to 6000mm as conventional, despite the fact that longer baffles can be provided on ask for.
The process can be customized to particular person style and design needs, many thanks to the variety of distinctive paint colors, furthermore powder-coated wooden glance for the two interior and exterior and laminated wood options. Custom colour matching is also available.
“The alternatives we have for the SedesTM system offers a substantial design liberty,” mentioned Kevin. “For this unique challenge, we were being specified to provide a bespoke dimension baffle portion that intended we had to manufacture a new extrusion die.”
Paul McDonagh, director at installation contractor CIM Ltd, included: “We worked carefully with Hunter Douglas to guarantee that our staff was able to set up the ceiling efficiently and promptly and I’m pleased to say they did a great career on this spectacular scheme.”
For 25 North Colonnade, the global architectural solutions enterprise offered the baffles that measured 50x150x2800mm and these had been mounted with 100mm gaps.
Hunter Douglas Architectural also copied the United kingdom manufacturer colour reference for the anodised complete color, matching to Anolok 547 to the architect’s acceptance.
The process utilizes a regular angle profile as carrier and its style means it is uncomplicated to access the plenum.