This residential complex in London used almost 5,000 anodised aluminium rainscreen panels

Almost 5,000 separate anodised aluminium rainscreen panels from Hunter Douglas were used on this residential complex on Southwark Bridge Road in south-east London.

Designed by Glas Architects, the scheme uses the firm’s Multiple Panel Facade (MPF) system, which was specified in part because it can easily be cranked and curved and the fact that almost any dimension can be ordered. Numerous non-standard sizes of the silver-grey panels were specified, giving the development a random look. The single-skinned was also cranked around the window reveals, resulting in a seamless flow of the panel into the window jam, avoiding the need for flashings.

The scheme represents the largest-ever MPF order in anodised aluminium from Hunter Douglas in the UK.

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