Siège MATMUT - La Filature

Siège MATMUT - La Filature

Cabinet ARTEFACT – Architecte

Reconciling passive performance and all-glass aesthetics: this was the challenge posed to the office building planned by the building owner Matmut, opposite its head office in Rouen.

This project, inaugurated almost a year ago, is one of the first commercial buildings of this type and size (17000m² SDP) certified PassivHaus.

For the façade, the request related to a VEC aspect with a 20 mm joint between glazings, alternations of concave straight and curved straight and convex façades in continuity, and a UCW objective of 0.8 W / m².K.

To do this, the architect Artefact, planned to use triple glazing which also makes railing, with glazing layout up to L.1.5 x H.4.11 m. for a weight up to 500 kg. The curtain wall solution with clamming glazing appeared the most relevant, in this case the Reynaers Aluminium CW 60-SC system. It has been adapted with specific creations, including pieces of glazing supports depending on the different façade curves to be connected, integration profiles, fire and fire escape frames (TS 68).

Implemented by the company Coveris with Ava, this system except DTI33.1 required an Atex procedure with AEV tests and impact resistance tests for the railing.

The Reynaers Aluminium CW 60-SC system for structural glazing to be clamored, adapted to the demand for all-glass façades and curved for passive buildings on La Filature, in Rouen

Fabricator: 
Array Ava
Architects: 
Cabinet ARTEFACT – Architecte
Location: 
Rouen, France View on map
Photographer: 
Julien TRAGIN
Other partners: 
Cabinet ARTEFACT – Architecte (Local architects)