inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade
inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade

IOC HEADQUARTERS, OLYMPIC HOUSE

Location

Lausanne,
Lake Geneva, CH

Architect

3XN Architects,
Denmark

Data

FRENER & REIFER
Design Phase:
08.2016 - 08.2017

FRENER & REIFER
Installation Phase:
01 - 10.2018
FRENER & REIFER is responsible for the inclined and twisted three-storey bespoke double facade for the new IOC Headquarters.

Scope of work

FRENER & REIFER Design-Engineering, Fabrication and Installation:

  • Three-storey bespoke double facade, with the interior and external facades each featuring 194 glass panels.
  • Interior facade: 2,300 m² all-glass facade with silicone joints, consisting of approx. 582 glass sheets.
  • Exterior facade: 3,100 m², inclined and twisted SGSS curtain wall in bespoke construction method and consisting of approx. 582 glass sheets.
  • 24 aperture leafs for access to space between facades.

Innovations / Challenges

  • 3D design of exterior facade.
  • Every glass sheet is unique: rather than being curved, each one features a one-off angular deformation.
  • Demanding high-precision exterior facade installation.
  • Structural issue of very high wind loads due to building’s lakeside location had to be resolved.
 

Related links

» 3xN
» olympic house
 
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