Specialists in the construction of facades and architectural metalwork for major construction projects

Projects / Kinetic Facade - Debenhams Oxford St London

Dane Architectural Metalwork Division recently completed the fascinating Ned Kahn Kinetic Façade to the design of Archial Architects and as specialist subcontractor for main contractors Wates.  The façade is designed so aluminium shingles can all move independently of each other to provide a visual pattern of air movement across the façade.

Facts and figures

187,391 Nr 2 mm 125 x 125 aluminium shingles with 752 Nr 3 mm dia holes.  Total Nr of holes 140,918,032
4400 m2 of Kinetic Facade
603 m2 of Embossed soffit panels
698 m2 of Perforated end panels.
19,336 38 dia aluminium carrier rails
374,782 Nr shingle fixings
209 tonne of supporting steelwork
105 Nr shingles punched and micro jointed in each 2000 x 1000 aluminium panel prior to anodising total Nr of sheets 1780
Movie Courtesy of Wates Construction