Climat Planète Research Center
New building of the University of Grenoble Alpes featuring HAVER Architectural Mesh as transparent sun protection
The new Climat Planète Research Center building is located near the CERMO building on the campus of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) in Saint-Martin d'Hères, France. With the construction of Climat Planète Research Center, the architectural firm Serero Architectes created a building for climate research with laboratories, a data center and a space for numerical calculations and virtual process simulations.
In the planning of the new climate research center, Serero Architectes focused on energy efficiency and sustainability in addition to a distinctive exterior appearance. Now, the Climat Planète Research Center is the first building on campus with a positive energy footprint.
HAVER Architectural Mesh contributes to energy balance and sustainability
The sun protection façade made of HAVER Architectural Mesh contributes to the positive energy balance of the Climat Planète Research Center. Used as a sun protection façade, it shades the glass connection between the two parts of the building and helps to reduce additional energy consumption for air conditioning and lighting.
The façade cladding of the east and west façades is realized with HAVER Architectural Mesh LARGO-NOVA 2032. The LARGO-NOVA mesh is made up of crimped flat wires and vertical round wires that create a flat and homogeneous appearance with low transparency. With an open area of 40%, the stainless steel mesh contributes significantly to the shading of the premises and effectively reduces solar energy input into the building. In return, the semi-transparent wire mesh creates a pleasant natural light inside the building, reducing the additional energy required for artificial lighting. In addition to its function, the sun protection façade impresses with its timeless design. The stainless steel mesh from Haver & Boecker is maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant and can be recycled at the end of a long service life.
For the wire mesh cladding of the three-story facade, a total of 269 m² of HAVER Architectural Mesh LARGO-NOVA 2032 was supplied in 10.7 m long and 3 m wide ready-to-install mesh elements including the corresponding mounting solution.
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