EWP PROJECT: British Embassy Algiers

Project Description: Sun screen and cladding panels
Client: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Architects: John McAslan and Partners
Engineers: Arup
Main Contractor: Bouygues
Wood Working Contractors: Engineered Wood Products Ltd 
Timber Species: Guariuba/Fahvinia 
Completion Date: May 2009

EWP Involvement:

EWP acted as design consultants to the architect. Special processes and machinery were developed to produce the unique 180 degree twisted louvres. A new bracket system for hanging the louvres in a long curve was designed and made by EWP in stainless steel.

Cladding was prefabricated in panels with a special split batten hanging system enabling the whole building to be clad in two days by the contractor.

Image of overview of Louvre screen
Image of Louvre Frame
Image of custom built steam box
Image of exterior wooden cladding