Zig zag glass solution for Brunel University London

After Sheppard Robson developed the master plan for the campus of Brunel University in the 1960s, he returned again and again for more minor planning services. Most recently, for the conversion of the Wilfred Brown Building as the new home for the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.

Stripped down to its concrete frame, the London architects gave the building on the western boundary of the university a new, welcoming identity with a glass sawtooth façade. An alternation of transparent glazing to the northwest and using OKATECH Expanded Mesh to the west and southwest results in an architecturally exciting façade interplay. During the day, it gives the building shell ­ a special glow and the façade has a metallic shimmer in the sunlight. The metal fabric is not only an attractive element of design but also fulfills high requirements on sun and glare-protection.