Com-Al Windows Pty Ltd was engaged to design a sophisticated, expansive glazed curtainwall with dynamic gold and silver-coloured optical effects to work in unison to contrast the existing historic and heritage-listed buildings with a new contemporary design.
The bold and distinctive design was achieved with an expansive glazed façade using the Reynaers CW60 Curtain Wall Stick System. In order to achieve the maximum of natural light and the angle of light to reach the inner corners of the display areas, a quality structural curtainwall system to span nearly 9 metres with minimal introduction of steel was designed. The highly insulated facade is given singular expression with a dynamic optical effect created by the Sefar gold and silver coated interstitial fabric mesh, laminated into the glass. The fabric interlayer provides a textile appearance to the glass which creates a distinct appearance and an ability to create depth in a traditional two-dimensional glass surface. Com-Al Windows prepared the CW60 Stick System at their Maddington warehouse and then transported and installed the curtainwall system on site.
Various tests, including, silicone joint, water, wind and air-tightness were performed before and during the installation to ensure a quality system was designed and produced as per Australian Standards including Engineering design perimeters and compliance with Green Star requirements to aid in the sustainable design, construction and operation of the Perth Museum.