The new build by OHMG is formed from two blocks connected by a glass atrium. The building features System 17 curtain walling in capped and silicone pointed variants, as well as System 5-20 turn-only and System 4-20 casement windows.
System 17 was the ideal choice for The Space building as it offered the designer the design flexibility to create the curved aesthetic together with high-performance thermal efficiency and weathering. Window systems from Metal Technology all deliver exceptional performance, thermal and security and blended seamlessly into the overall design.
As a performing arts hub, acoustic performance was critical. A 300mm gap between interior glazing and the external façade created a noise buffer, enhanced by the installation of acoustic padding on glazed fixing to prevent noise transgression. In addition to achieving the acoustic specification, the building was given a Very Good BREEAM rating