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Glas-STAX Frameless systems used as a functional element in innovative Green Star building atrium

In 2008 this heritage listed sandstone building, constructed in 1916, underwent a much needed refurbishment to ensure it’s on-going commercial viability. The owners wanted to convert the spaces to A grade equivalent office space and for it to be 6 Star Green Star rated. Small and dark spaces were to be transformed into large, light filled environments.Key elements to achieving this were

  • Create voids to encourage natural light
  • Create a flexible contemporary work environment
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Ensure energy efficiency in services, including lighting and power consumption

Taking these into account the key design element was the creation of a full height central atrium to deliver light and air flow to the center of the building.

Lotus Glas-STAX Frameless systems were used to create a beautiful operable glass facade that formed part of the light transfer and clean air cycle strategy. This was achieved by selectively opening the facade via the Glas-STAX system, and allowing rising hot air to be flushed from the building using natural thermal currents.

Lotus are delighted to showcase the Glas-STAX Frameless product in this innovative application which required them be be a key part of the functional aspect of the atrium, as well as form an elegant definition of the atrium its self.

To see the full case study by Jacksone Teece please click here

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