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CHALLENGING DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

The Depot’s design is a curved sphere consisting of concrete prefab elements on the outside. Each “ring” is made up of 64 panels, and the radius of the building is less than 40 meters at the bottom and 60 meters at the top. Facade builder SORBA  has been responsible for the engineering, supply, and installation of the 1664 3D-shaped glass panels. Not just making the design was a challenge. Innovative solutions were also needed to adhere to the specific requirements of the design, safety, and making the construction air and watertight.

Both the mirror-facade at the front as well as the birch forest on the roof are open structures. The layers that lie underneath and behind them allow these components to “perform” optimally.

The facade was built using cast concrete elements that were isolated with black Kooltherm K15 boards made by Kingspan. They did not only have to be installed airtight; they also needed to offer protection against fire penetration. All the horizontal and vertical seams in between the boards have been sealed with a special tape.

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