Designed to inspire, this apartment façade in Sophia, Bulgaria, showcases a range of Reynaers ’ beautiful glazing system products.
Reynaers is a leading UK aluminium systems supplier of sustainable aluminium solutions for windows, doors, curtain walling, sliding systems, sun screening and conservatories.
The new A3 Advanced Architecture Apartments in Sophia, Bulgaria showcase an impressive façade design using sustainable aluminium and glazing systems manufactured by Reynaers. Standing out from the landscape, the building boasts an impressive design of glass, concrete, aluminium and steel. The expansive glazing system and fitting of the custom fritted panels was made possible by Reynaers Aluminium curtain wall systems.
Inspired by the surrounding mountains and architecture, A3 Architecture Apartments were designed by STARH Architects, a leading architectural firm based in Sophia. It is a collaborative project from client through to manufacturer; and throughout the design process, there was a clear vision to create clean orthogonal spaces and spacious rooms.
The A3 Apartment façade was made possible by a range of Reynaers solutions, including the CW 50, a curtain wall and roof façade system developed to offer unlimited design freedom and allow maximum natural light entry. The project also features the CS 77, a highly insulated aluminium window that is thermally stable and secure.
The result is a building that sits harmoniously in the urban landscape and the impressive façade showcases an architectural project with strong aesthetic and functional design. The building is 100 metres in length, houses 158 apartments and rises 17 storeys.
Taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the A3 building is divided into five distinctive blocks, designed to reflect the five mountain peaks, or the silhouette of a family with three children. Each building has its own entrance and independent vertical circulation and the blocks are outlined with soft and elegant forms to counter the rugged mountains that tower over the capital.
The residents are at the very heart of the buildings design – each apartment block has been cleverly positioned to take advantage of the building’s geographical location. For example, each living room is oriented to take in east and southeast light, offering residents a spectacular view of the sunrise. The extensive glazing made possible by Reynaers’ curtain walling range also gives residents incredible views of the surrounding city and beyond towards the Vitosha Mountains.
About Reynaers Aluminium limited
The family-owned parent company of Reynaers, Reynaers Aluminium, employs more than 1,700 workers in 40+ countries and has 5000+ customers worldwide. Its UK division is based in Birmingham. Reynaers offers an extensive support and training service for its partners, including contractors, fabricators, installers, architects and builders. There is a dedicated showroom featuring Reynaers’ commercial, trade and high-end domestic products in Birmingham, as well as a brand-new training centre and new installation rig designed for development, training and testing.