Halo Tower in London to Feature Products from Kawneer UK
June 14, 2011

Alcoa announced that architectural aluminum products from its Kawneer UK business will be used on the Halo Tower in London, that, when finished, will be one of the tallest residential buildings in London, offering panoramic views of the City and Olympic Park.

According to the announcement, Kawneer's AA®201 unitized curtainwall is currently being installed on the fourth to the 43rd floors of the Halo Tower, and Kawneer's AA®110 curtainwalling will be featured on the ground to third floor levels.

"Kawneer's AA®201 curtainwalling is ideal for fast-paced construction projects like Halo Tower," said Sean Butler, sales and marketing director, Kawneer UK. "Architects like the AA®201 system because it can be installed efficiently and no scaffolding is needed. It is easy to fabricate and provides superior performance and design flexibility."

Delivery architects KDS Associates of London said: "The façade is designed to express verticality and provide interest by the introduction of colored spandrels which fade from dark to light blues to the rear and upwards. To reduce the appearance of distinct horizontal bands, four transition zones are introduced to soften colors where they change vertically."

Halo Tower is one of six new residential buildings, with more than 700 one-to four-bedroomed apartments and penthouses, being constructed as part of a redevelopment project of a former light industrial site located outside the Olympic Park. When completed, the 43-story Halo Tower will act as a gateway to the Olympic Games, scheduled for 2012 in London's Olympic Park.

Ardmore Construction is heading the project for Genesis Housing Association, a London Housing Association.

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