Rancho 6

MX-Valle de Bravo

Five-meter-high pivot doors: Design and technical skills

Heat and frost, high humidity, heavy tropical rain and a picturesque landscape: the architects of this property in Mexico had to take a wide range of conditions into account. However, the use of the largescale VISS pivot door allowed them to implement their design concept without compromising.

The large window fronts of the cubic buildings and floor-to-ceiling pivot doors on the fronts of the buildings with gabled roofs are prominent features of the Rancho 6 complex. When closed, the pivot doors have the appearance of a glass wall surrounded by streamlined profiles. The dimensions and the resulting weight of these pivot doors presented the metalworkers with major challenges: Each panel is five meters tall and 2.5 meters wide, which means each panel weighs around one tonne.

The VISS façade system was used to ensure smooth and reliable operation for the customer in the coming years. VISS combines the highest design standards, simple elegance, technical skill and economic efficiency, and turns the opening of a five-meter-high pivot door into a real spectacle.

Read more in the online magazine SCALE

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