From a small art foundry in Ulm to an internationally successful system provider of high-tech aluminium façades, WICONA's 70 year history began in 1948 and from humble beginnings, has flourished into an internationally renowned brand.
Sightlines and service see WICONA specified for prestigious Greenwich Peninsula development
A distinctive mixed use residential project in the rapidly changing Greenwich Peninsula has made expressive use of windows and doors from WICONA. WICONA's all-round performance attributes and the level of service offered helped secure the project.
WICONA provides innovative structural glazing solutions to One Bedford Avenue
WICONA, the specialist manufacturer of glazing and glass curtain walling, has worked with specialist contractor GLASSOLUTIONS to deliver the glazing and facades package for One Bedford Avenue, a flagship mixed use development in Central London.
WICONA Windows frame historic skyline for York Insurance company
The creation of a new corporate headquarters and customer interface facility for a York based insurance company has seen high performance systems from the WICONA range employed to help achieve the client’s ambitions of building a stylish and sustainable property, including attaining a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
6,000m2 of Curtain Walling for elegant new apartments scheme in leafy London suburb
Chiswick Point is an elegant new mixed-use development by Bellway Homes in the London suburb of Chiswick, which features more than 6,000m2 of high performance aluminium curtain walling from Wicona, as well as window systems and a new lifting sliding balcony door.
Specially-adapted façade solution from WICONA helps to create a new landmark for the University of Leeds
Specially-adapted façade systems from Wicona have been specified for a new £26m library – a magnificent and inspirational undergraduate facility for the University of Leeds, one of the largest universities in the UK.
Large span window and balcony door solutions from WICONA for new luxury apartments scheme
One Westbourne Gardens is an exceptional new residential development in the heart of Bayswater in West London which has provided a collection of nine striking apartments featuring specially-engineered large span aluminium picture windows and balcony door solutions from Wicona.
MAGNIFICENT DOUBLE SKIN GLASS FAÇADE CREATED USING WICONA GLAZING SYSTEMS
The new headquarters for the publishing group, Tamedia, features specially-adapted aluminium glazing systems from Wicona, which have helped to create a magnificent and highly sustainable glass and timber building in the heart of Zurich’s media district.
Refurbished university building featuring Wicona glazing wins façade award
The refurbishment of a high-rise building at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Germany, which features a highly distinctive, bespoke façade solution from Wicona, has received the prestigious ‘German Façade Prize’ for its curtain walling.
Europe's first building to have integrated hydropower generation
A highly innovative, bespoke and energy-efficient aluminium and glass façade solution has been developed and engineered by Wicona for a new landmark transport interchange in Rochdale – the first in Europe to use integrated hydropower.
WICONA façade systems specified for 2014 winter Olympic projects
Façade systems from Wicona have been specified for two projects for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games – the new Krasnaya Polyana Railway Station and the luxury Hyatt Regency Hotel in the host city of Sochi.
Bespoke façade solutions for award-winning hospital building in germany
An energy-efficient aluminium and glass façade for an award-winning surgical department at the University Hospital in Ulm, South Germany, has been created using bespoke curtain walling and window solutions from Wicona.
Even in the computer age, printed information has still retained its value, as the new WICONA design manuals for façades and windows amply demonstrate. They were produced on the basis of suggestions from the market and are intended for practical everyday use by architects and metal construction workers.
WICONA BESPOKE FAÇADE SOLUTION FOR NEW LANDMARK HEADQUARTERS IN THE BLACK FOREST
A highly innovative, bespoke and energy-efficient aluminium and glass façade solution has been developed and engineered by Wicona for a new landmark headquarters scheme in the Black Forest in Germany for Testo AG – the world’s leading supplier of portable measuring technology.
Joint venture of the Profiles, Building Systems and Precision Tubing operations of Sapa and Hydro
Today is the first day of Sapa AS – the newly formed Joint venture of the Profiles, Building Systems and Precision Tubing operations of Sapa and Hydro. Combining the two businesses, we bring together strong local presence and technical expertise with an unmatched network, on all continents.
WICONA LAUNCHES FULL RANGE OF CURTAIN WALLING, WINDOW AND DOOR SYSTEMS IN THE UK
Following the success of its bespoke façade solutions, Wicona has launched a range of technically advanced and high performance aluminium curtain walling, window and door systems in the UK for a comprehensive range of applications.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT WICONA FAÇADE FOR AWARD-WINNING NEW CONFERENCE CENTRE IN GERMANY
An energy-efficient aluminium and glass façade for a new award-winning conference centre in the historic town of Heidenheim in Germany has been created using curtain walling, window and door systems from Wicona.
WICONA LAUNCHES ‘IDEAS’ APP FOR ARCHITECTS AND SPECIFIERS
Aluminium façade specialist, Wicona, has launched an iPad app for its Wicona Finder architectural database – an invaluable source of innovative design ideas for curtain walling, window and door solutions.
BESPOKE WICONA FAÇADE FOR ACCLAIMED GERMAN NATIONAL LIBRARY
BESPOKE WICONA FAÇADE SOLUTIONS FOR ACCLAIMED GERMAN NATIONAL LIBRARY PROJECT IN LEIPZIG. The internationally-acclaimed extension to the German National Library in Leipzig features a series of bespoke façade solutions from Wicona.
The BAU exhibition in Munich was once again a huge success for WICONA: the visitor’s feed-back on the stand was extremely positive. The stand design, the welcome by the team and of course the new innovations could more than meet all expectations. The new solutions for aluminium curtain walls, windows, doors, fire protection and software were scrutinized in detail and found broad approval.
The Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome have just been completed, creating a new world class sporting landmark for Scotland. Curtain walling from Wicona was specified for this fantastic venue, which will be the showpiece for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Wicona Façade Solutions Specified for First Business Centre in Goriska Region of Slovenia
The first business centre in the Goriska region of Slovenia has been completed, creating a new ‘vertical city’. This ambitious project, which is set to bring new life into the town of Nova Gorica, features a range of aluminium façade solutions from Wicona.
Greenwashing: Is this a Potential Credibility Issue for Aluminium?
“A producer promoting recycled content above 90 per cent is 'greenwashing' its metal”, according to Hydro's Roland Scharf‑Bergmann who issued a warning in a speech at the Metal Bulletin conference in Istanbul.
WICONA's highly sustainable test centre generates 60 per cent more electricity than it needs for its own operations
In its first year of operation, the new dedicated test centre for Wicona’s façade products – one of the first energy-positive industrial buildings in Europe – has generated 60 per cent more electricity than it needs for its own consumption.
The highly engineered Wicona Wictec 50 roof glazing system is now available in the UK. Developed in Germany, this provides a highly efficient solution for glazed roofs which has been used extensively internationally on a wide range of technically challenging projects.
WICONA façade concept wins major award for innovation at BAU 2011
Wicona has won a major award for innovation for its aluminium façade concept, TEmotion, at BAU 2011 – the world’s leading event for architecture, materials and systems which takes place in Munich every two years.
Sheffield's tallest building is completed - featuring 6,000sqm of WICONA unitised curtain walling
The tallest building in Sheffield has been completed. The 32-storey tower, designed by Conran & Partners, features 6,000sqm of Wicona unitised curtain walling, delivered in a £5m façade contract by Solaglas Contracting in partnership with Wicona.
Unitised façades - an off-site solution for the building envelope
Ian Smith from Wicona, looks at the increasing demand for unitised façades, the advantages of this innovative approach to the building envelope, and progress on site at Wicona's largest project to date in the UK.
The Cube moves a step nearer to completion with the installation of 20,000 WICONA unitised panels to form a glistening metallic façade
The final phase of Birmingham’s highly successful development, The Mailbox, has moved a step nearer to completion with the installation of the final Wicona unitised panels that form a dramatic façade.
Designed by Make, The Cube is an exceptional £100m 23-storey mixed-use scheme, which is pushing the boundaries of design and construction. It is inspired by the jewellery and engineering heritage of the city, and is based on the concept of a jewellery box.
The accolade for Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa was won by the Tornado Tower, awarded by the US-based Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) - the world's leading authority on the design, construction and development of tall buildings.
Installation of 6,000sqm of Wicona unitised curtain walling is now well underway as part of the construction of a 32-storey tower, which will be Sheffield’s tallest building. The £5m façade contract is being delivered by Solaglas Contracting in partnership with Wicona Projects.
Unitised curtain walling - how to apply modern methods of construction to the building envelope
Ian Smith, Senior Manager for Wicona Projects, part of Hydro Building Systems – Europe’s largest supplier of aluminium building systems, discusses the increased demand for unitised curtain walling, the advantages of the approach and offers some practical advice to architects and contractors considering using this innovative approach to façade design.
Sheffield's tallest building to use unitised curtain walling - a more innovative approach to façade construction
The Wicona unitised curtain walling system has been specified for a new 32-storey tower in Sheffield, which will be the tallest building in the city. The £3.5m façade contract will be delivered by Solaglas in partnership with Wicona Projects.
WICONA unitised façade exceeds requirements for CWCT and european performance tests
The Wicona unitised façade system from Hydro Building Systems has exceeded the test requirements for CWCT (Centre of Window and Cladding Technology) and European curtain walling standards. All the tests for certification were passed first time.
Hydro Building Systems launches WICONA Projects and scores a construction industry first
Hydro Building Systems, the world's largest supplier of aluminium building systems, has launched Wicona Projects - the first façade specialist in the UK to offer a complete turnkey service for the building envelope.