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