Metalline has received top marks for the finish to the external façade of the Kensington Aldridge Academy in North Kensington.
The Academy, which was opened in January 2015 by the Duchess of Cambridge, serves over 1,100 pupils from the surrounding area and was inspired both by the education vision and urban constraints of its location.
Architects Studio E successfully designed an academy with a striking appearance that provides and optimum learning environment for both its sponsor and its community. This stunning building makes a real statement thanks in part to the ribbon style effect delivered by the use of Metalline’s multi-coloured aluminium composite panels fitted to the academy’s external envelope.
The Ultima insulated panels were designed, supplied and manufactured by Metalline Architectural Fabrications. Metalline has become one of the UK's leading fabricators of specialist architectural metalwork in the UK, developing innovative solutions for a range of flagship projects.
The new Academy has secured a BREEAM Excellent rating and Metalline was specified as it supplies a range of A rated insulation materials to suit a variety of specifications. In total, Metalline supplied over 2,000 panels in varying lengths and depths up to 4500mm and 800mm respectively. The company also supplied a range of ventilated Bird’s Beak style panels, pressings, copings and cills that further added to the overall aesthetic of the building’s façade.
Finished in four different RAL colours - reed green, pastel green, light green and mint turquoise - the overall effect of the multi coloured, multi-dimensional panels is one of inspiration that sits perfectly with the ultimate goals of the Academy’s vision for its pupils future.
Metalline’s Ultima insulated panels are extremely versatile and possess excellent acoustic, thermal and fire performance ratings. They are typically produced from high grade aluminium as well as stainless steel or patterned copper and can be adapted to fit a variety of facade details. The panels can also be glazed into a standard curtain walling or structural glazing system.
The panels can also be perforated and manufactured into a variety of shapes to meet the most challenging design criteria. Ultima insulated panels can be fabricated in lengths up to an impressive 6000mm.
Making use of state of the art manufacturing equipment and the professional expertise of Metalline's dedicated team, the company's portfolio of architectural fabrications has developed over the last 25 years.