Edinburgh Airport
Evolution Axis

Panelised Facades used to create a relaxing space for travellers to the Scottish capital

The Project

Edinburgh Airport’s eastern terminal extension has been adorned with Kingspan Facades Evolution facade panels to give it a striking new exterior blending well with the 1970s architecture of the original building.

Architect:
Archial Group
Location:
Edinburgh, UK
Product:
Kreate and Evolution Axis
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Technical Solutions

This project presented some major challenges for Kingspan’s technical team. The design brief required a concave curve to be built from flat panels. It was important for this curve to be smooth and to adhere to the architect’s vision. After some initial consideration, Kingspan’s Facdes technical team provided a solution. The vertical panel joint to the liner of every panel is opened up slightly to form a facet. The panels are fixed back to the horizontal curved steel supports using short lengths of angle. This provides adjustment to give the appearance of a smooth curve.

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Property and Business Protection

The Evolution panels installed on this project are LPCB approved, offering complete business and property protection. These products are widely recognised by investors, property insurers, designers and contractors for their superior fire performance.

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Edinburgh Airport Evolution Panelised Architectural Facade

Future Proofed

The integration of cassettes with the insulated panel reinforces the structure of the cassettes to create a truly durable system. This extra strength means that larger cassette sizes of up to 3800mm x 1174mm can easily be achieved. The use of the Kingspan Facade Kreate system allowed rounded corners to be introduced into the design. These replace traditional angular corners usually found on cassettes and provide a smooth, contoured finish. Rounded effects can also be achieved through Kingspan Facade Evolution panels. Pre-formed corners and curved panels can be created to provide an aesthetically pleasing solution.

Edinburgh Airport Evolution Panelised Architectural Facade

Sustainable Building Solutions

Creating an energy efficient airport terminal which would be able to accommodate the predicted growth in tourism was a key requirement for this project. Benchmark Evolution panels were chosen to assist Edinburgh Airport in reaching this goal. These panels are an environmentally sustainable panel system which can achieve a Green Guide ‘A+’ rating.

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