It was important to fulfil the client’s wishes for a building envelope that would protect the structure by meeting stringent fire regulations, look aesthetically-pleasing and achieve a short construction programme.
Supply chain partner of Tata Steel, Blachy Pruszyński based in Poland, helped design the building’s façade, and knew how important it was for the cladding system to fit around and complement the structure’s extensive glazing.
Blachy Pruszyński showed the architects, Nizio Design, a number of solutions. The final rainscreen system selected was
chosen because it met the fire performance requirements needed for a high-rise residential development.
As well as meeting the fire requirements, the architects also wanted a system which could be supplied in a particular colour, which was a hue that was not readily available. This is where Tata Steel came to the rescue.