WICONA and partners open a new multifunctional Showroom in Frankfurt
"NEXT - Façade and Design Studio by WICONA + Partners" is the name of this unique industry project. Here, architects, investors, façade designers and metalwork construction companies, both from Germany and abroad, can experience outstanding innovations in technology, functionality and design in one single location. Between them, the partners involved cover a wide range of topics, including the building envelope, façade technology and related product areas.
As WICONA Managing Director Henri Gomez states: "NEXT is a reflection of all the intelligent and complementary components used to design and build modern, technically sophisticated window and façade solutions. Here, our aim — together with our partners — is to bring together international investors, architects and metalwork construction companies, present new ideas, spark professional dialogue and from that, generate future trends for our industry."
In its presentation space of over 750 m², WICONA and its eight current partners are exhibiting innovative products and systems — from smart mock-up exhibits on a 1:1 scale through to virtual reality formats.
WICONA started in the NEXT Studio under the heading of "Challenges for the City of the Future and Solutions from WICONA". It then added the WICLINE 115AFS range of windows, the current benchmark for aluminium composite windows, and WICLINE Maximal, an architecturally outstanding solution for maximising the use of natural daylight. When it comes to façades, the WICTEC Design, with its illuminable façade system and the WICTEC Modul Air, the highlight for multifunctional façades, take centre stage. The NEXT Concept is designed around modularity and flexibility. Exhibits and topics are therefore subject to constant updating and development.