The Roundhouse

Roundhouse facade_uk
United Kingdom

The circular building, where legends like The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd began, was redeveloped and reopened in 2006. FOAMGLAS® insulation was used for the floor, the façade and the flat roof, ensuring water and vapour resistance despite the open nature of the façade. It is also non-combustible and waterproof.

John McAslan and Partners
Ventilated open aluminium screen cladding

The circular building where bands such as The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd made their names was undergoing a major redevelopment and reopened in 2006.

Working from the outset of the project with Structural Engineers Anthony Hunt Associates, Pittsburgh Corning’s technical staff provided a specification for the building to incorporate FOAMGLAS® into the whole building envelope.  As a result, Architects John McAslan and Partners specified FOAMGLAS® for the floor, the façade and the flat roof.

The W+F® Façade system has been used to create the external façade of the building. 120 mm thick W+F® Slab is adhered to the external concrete wall, with an open jointed façade in aluminium fixed to it. Originally, the FOAMGLAS®, which is visible through the open joints of the façade was to be painted. However, the effect of FOAMGLAS® in its natural state was dramatic enough to satisfy the architect’s design and it remained unpainted.

The FOAMGLAS® insulation will ensure that water and vapour proof integrity is maintained despite the open nature of the façade. Façade systems require special consideration in respect of fire safety; FOAMGLAS® W+F Slab is non-combustible, EuroClass A1 and in a situation of fire provides safety and zero contribution. It does not need to be membrane protected because it is waterproof.

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