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.

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