Double-skin facades

The double-skin facade is the result of global demand for new ways to save and use energy sustainably while offering the most natural possible ventilation of rooms in highrise buildings to improve user comfort.

The solar shade, which can be mounted in the small or large intermediate space, makes a significant contribution to the double-skin facade’s effectiveness in controlling the internal climate of the building. Moreover, with a double-skin facade, the solar shade can also be installed at a great height because it is not exposed to the wind.

  • Suitable use as a "second skin" for system facades in highrise buildings
  • Efficient modernisation of existing buildings while in use
  • Natural ventilation of rooms in highrise buildings
  • Thermal insulation compliant with EnEV or passive house standards possible
  • Good soundproofing performance against external noise
  • Walk-in intermediate spaces of up to 1000 mm and other special designs possible
  • Efficient use of solar shading systems
  • Double-skin facades as a design element

Sample designs for double-skin facades

Technical data for double-skin facades

Material:
Aluminium and steel
Type of construction:
Non-insulated, thermally insulated, highly thermally insulated
System width:
50 mm
Profile depth:
50 mm to 280 mm, special sizes possible
Pane dimensions:
W x H from 1600 mm x 3600 mm Glass weight up to 450 kg
Security:
Burglar resistance DIN V ENV 1627-1637 RC 1 to RC 6
Certified protection against falling using elegant stainless steel emergency retainers
Facade types:
Double-skin facades, structural glazing facades, VCW facades, insulating facades, expanded metal facades, willow wicker facades
Physical properties:
Air permeability DIN EN 12152 AE
Driving rain impermeability DIN EN 12154 RE 1200
Thermal transmission rating DIN EN 12412-2 Uf = 1.5 W/(m²K)
Sound measurement in accordance with DIN EN 20140

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