This curved facade is made with a curtain wall of a skin composed of more than 2,000 triangular pixels with differing characters - opaque, translucent and transparent - depending on their position, exposure to solar radiation, access to views, relation with the use of interior spaces and the privacy of spaces.
Umetal worked closely with the project architects in order to develop the design of the glass ‘pixels.’ Once the final design of the opaque glass components was determined, the next challenged was to ensure that the translucent glass pixels achieve greater vision to the exterior while also contribution to the reduction of thermal U values. The design solution is based on the the principles of microperforation. The glass pixels have a triangular shape and are mounted in a ‘chamber’ with Unmetal glass (a decorative laminar glass) on the outside and solar control glass on the inside.
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The Orona Zero building houses the corporate headquarters of the company and is inspired by the circle, a constant in the brand image of Orona. Its image seeks to transmit elegance, strength and elevation through an abstract formal gesture: a hollow cylinder of 90m diameter inclined 15ºs on the horizontal. Due to the way it touches the ground, this volume is detached from the ground creating a large overhang of 1,500 m2 in the area of the entrance to the Technological Park. And is buried in the opposite side, allowing it to pass through and generating a cover-facade for energy capture.
The curved facade is made with a curtain wall of a skin composed of more than 2,000 triangular pixels that have a different character - opaque, translucent and transparent - depending on their position and their different circumstances of exposure to solar radiation, access to views, relation with the use of interior spaces and the privacy of spaces.
Orona Ideo has achieved the Leed Gold and Breeam Excellent certifications and has been selected by the World Green Building Council for its Health, Wellbeing and Productivity report in office spaces.
Umetal has worked closely with the architects, managing and developing the design of the glasses - "pixels" - translucent and opaque. Once the final design of the opaque glasses was achieved, the challenge was to achieve that, on the same base design, the translucent glass had a greater vision to the exterior, and that the same design would contribute to reduce the thermal "U". The solution is based on applying the principles of microperforation to the design. The glasses have a triangular shape and are mounted in a “chamber”: Umetalglass® (Decorative laminar glass) on the outside and solar control glass on the inside.