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Stack A Glazed Facade

Interior view on Stack A glazed facade

Stack A glazed facade

Internal view on Stack A glazed facade

Stack A glazed facade

 

Stack 'A', Dublin, Ireland


The redevelopment of a historic 19th Century Warehouse in Dublin’s Docklands into a modern retail and leisure venue, provides 13,000m▓ of mixed use floor space.

The entire glazed fašade to the West elevation needed to be self supporting so as to only pass minimal loads through to the ancient structure’s roof. This was achieved through the use of a cable net supporting the wall of glass, spanning horizontally between vertical steel pylons located at each roof gulley point. 20mm diameter cables were strung horizontally between each pylon on both the inside and outside of the fašade, and spider assemblies connected to both cables pass through the glass fixings, bringing the cables towards each other and providing the required tension. These pre-tensioned cables, along with 8mm diameter vertical cables spanning between spider assemblies at each vertical glass joint, all act against each other to fully support and stabilise the wall.

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Project Title:
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Stack A, Dublin
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_ Scope of Works: Free Standing self supported cable net glazed wall
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_ Cladding Details:

555m▓ point fixed single glazing - 2 No. 10mm panes with California Series PVB laminate interlayer.
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_ Steelwork Details: 160 linear metres of °8mm stainless steel cables, 570 linear metres of °20mm stainless steel cables, 53t structural steelwork.
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_ Year of Completion: 2004
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_ Contract Duration: 13 months
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_ Client: Dublin Docklands Development Agency
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M_ERO UK Architect: Michael Collins Associates
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_ Main Contractor: Bennett Construction Ltd.
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