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Timber Curtain Walls for Public-Facing Buildings

Timber curtain walls combine the elegance of wood with floor-to-ceiling glazed facades to deliver an architecturally stunning, high-performing timber-and-glass wall with unparalleled sightlines and visibility.

Timber curtain walls also provide natural daylight, passive solar heating, and feelings of accessibility and well-being among those who experience them. By extending the interior space into the outside, they’re the perfect design feature for public-facing facilities such as hospitals, welcome centers, corporate offices, and educational or government buildings.

Unicel Architectural timber curtain walls are powered by our industry-leading glass and glazing know-how, along with German RAICO Therm+ technology with its own invisible connector system and three-level drainage system. They can be installed on buildings with steel, concrete, or timber structures, and can even accommodate designs requiring load-bearing curtain walls.

System Features

  • Efficient thermal insulation to Passive House certification with Um,t = 0.80 W/(m²K) (0.14 Btu/hr-sq ft °F)
  • System width: 50/56/76/96 mm (2”, 2-3/16”, 3”, 3-3/8”)
  • For timber profiles from 50mm (2”) wide
  • Infill thickness: 6mm to 64mm (1/4” to 2-1/2”)
  • Glass weight: up to 600kg (1320 lbs)
  • Drainage levels: 2 or 3
  • Polygonal assembly up to 45°
  • Glass roof application down to 2° inclination
  • Key Benefits

  • Aesthetically pleasing, by combining the warmth and elegance of wood with glazed facades
  • Clean sightlines extend the interior space to the outside
  • Support design visions including the expansive use of glass
  • Promotes natural daylighting for a sense of well-being among occupants
  • Thermal insulation for passive solar heating
  • Load bearing capabilities
  • See it in Action

    LEED Gold Certified Welcome Centre
    Osler Bluff Ski Club
    Montreal’s First Net-Zero Building
    Wuehrer House, East Hampton
    NY’s New Welcome Center, a Timber Masterpiece

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