Nangor Road, Dublin

Architects: David Maddon Associates 2,500m² of rainscreen panels 3,500m² of cladding profiles

This new development is of four large buildings which are mixed offices and warehouses. Two different external cladding profiles were specified on the basis of their competitiveness and interesting shadow line effects. Laid in horizontal bands below the office windows, they provide an attractive feature and reduce the effect of the mass of the buildings. Both the flat rainscreen panels and cladding profiles are coated in PFV2 for longevity. When specified in metallic silver and graphite, as they are here, they give the appearance o aluminium whilst having the strength of steel. Together they provide a highly practical and innovative cladding solution.