Victorinox Europe Distribution Centre

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Striking mullion-transom façade

Victorinox built a new and well connected distribution centre. One of the challenges they faced was the inclined profile joints between the mullions and transoms. To overcome this challenge, Wasta Metallbau AG based in Stans also developed a property-specific, mechanical connector system. Jansen VISS TV was used as a glazing add-on system.

The entrance area framed in red is also an eyecatcher due to the extraordinary design of the glass façade. The mullion-transom façade stands 15.80 metres high and its width measures 9.20 metres at the bottom and 11.50 metres at the top. Inside, the space is divided off by automatic sliding double doors which comply with fire protection class EI30. In total, 14 large and partly slanted panes of triple-glazed heat-absorbing glass form the outer shell of this part of the building.
Twelve tall ribbon bands with a height of 12.25 metres also make for a striking appearance on the north façade.

They are constructed in the Schüco AWS 75.SI system and are twice separated. The AWS (Aluminium Window System) generation of aluminium windows fulfil the complex requirements of a future-oriented, sustainable building concept thanks to their excellent thermal insulation and slim face widths.

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