The Strand Hotel - NYC
Contractor: Atlantic Stars Hotels & Cruises
Architect: Gene Kauffman
Situated in the heart of New York's trendy Manhattan midtown fashion district, the 180 guestroom, 20 floor Strand Hotel is the most recent addition to the NYC skyline.
The £10,000,000.00 development was designed by renowned architect Gene Kauffman and definitively announces Archtechnik's arrival on the world stage, with the hotel ulitising over 50 ThermCon Tang thermal break connections in order to support the hotels' extensive exterior ducting system.
The ThermCon tang connections ensure there is no risk of condensation or the formation of mould spores caused by the presence of cold bridging, a factor which helped it to become a proud member of the green hotels association.
The Links Parade - Carnoustie
Contractor: Scotia Homes (North) Ltd
Architect: Michael Gillmore
The Links is the first zero-carbon multiple occupancy development to be built anywhere in the world, comprising of 78 two and three bedroom apartments located over four levels and overlooking the world renowned championship golf course.
The development utilises eight varying and very desirable styles. Each apartment comes complete with its own thermally broken bolt on balcony system, allowing the residents to admire the magnificent coastal and course views, whilst ensuring protection from the harsh and tempremental coastal weather.
Carnoustie itself has all the facilities for life in the modern world, yet remains a traditional countryside and coastal haven at heart.
North Liverpool Academy
Contractor: Waites Construction
Structural Engineers: Billington Structures
The North Liverpool Academy is a state-of-the-art sixth form education centre. The £40 million pound development is a breathtaking glimpse of how schools of the future may look.
The futuristic design consists of over 100 ThermConX thermal break connections, ensuring no heat loss through cold bridging and no risk of intersistial condensation or mould formation for the life of the building.
The building effortlessly combines the latest technologies with eco-friendly and cutting edge design detail to create a relaxed and comfortable learning environment where the students are able to really enjoy and make the most of their learning experience.
Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
The Birmingham Bullring is Britains busiest shopping centre, with an average of 36.5 million visitors per year. The £800 million pound development is home to some of the worlds most exclusive designer stores such as selfridges, and boasts over 25 impressive restaurants.
The feature metalwork for the development was designed by renowned architects Benoy with assistance from Archtechnik. The metalwork for the development included over 27 different types of balustrading with incorporated lighting, canopy and brise soleil systems and more.
Contractor: Interior Exterior (ISG) Plc
Architect: Building Design Partnership
The Birmingham Mailbox is Britains largest mixed use building and a landmark in Birmingham city centre's ongoing renaissance.
The 200m open air pedestrian route carved through the centre of the Mailbox is home to the largest collection of standalone designer stores outside of London including brands such as Harvey Nichols', Hogo Boss & Emporio Armani.
The Mailbox is also home to some of the UKs leading businesses including Railtrack and the BBC, as well as an array of stylish restaurants and cafe bars from around the world, a contemporary art gallery and a collection of luxury apartments.
No 1 Fletcher Gate - Nottingham
Contractor: Taylor Woodrow
Architect: Church Lucas
No 1 Fletcher gate is a modern, stylish and contemporary development located in the prestigious Lace Market district of Nottingham's city centre.
The development comprises multiple high-spec apartments with designer boutiques and chic eateries. The development is interspersed with simple yet elegant feature metalwork throughout, ranging from balcony, canopy and brise soleil systems to balustrading.
The structural glass and stainless steel design detail utilised ensures optimum use of all available light, easy maintenance and clean line aesthetics throughout the development.
Sutton St. Nicholas School
Architects: Jed Bailey
Sutton St Nicholas primary school is truly a green school for the future. Utilising the latest in eco-friendly technologies, the school boasts an automatic lighting system which adjusts to natural light when the room is occupied, a rainwater harvesting system, under floor heating throughout and the very latest in classroom whiteboard technology.
The development (which cost in excess of 2 million pounds) also boasts a village hall and joint use area, with plans afoot to add a range of eco-zones around the area including a conservation area, an orchard and a sensory garden.
Contractor: Mace Plus
Architect: Zaha Hadid
The Evelyn Grace Academy is a single, 4-storey building with a sports hall annexe designed to create a “set of schools within schools” comprised of two middle & two secondary schools.
The academy's demanding specification was designed to create an exciting modern building able to make efficient use of shared facilities whilst providing excellent opportunities for teaching, learning and sport.
The academy is scheduled for completion in September 2010.