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Kalzip has COP 26 venue covered

by Jennie Ward

Aluminium roofs from Kalzip feature on the SEC Armadillo and the OVO Hydro buildings at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, where representatives of the United Nations will meet to discuss the framework agreements on climate protection and set targets.

As the venue for this year’s World Climate Conference (COP 26), the two iconic buildings of the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow are covered with aluminium roofs from Kalzip.   

At the UN Climate Change Conference, representatives of the United Nations will meet to discuss the framework agreements on climate protection and set targets. The hosts of the conference, the United Kingdom and Italy, have invited delegates to the Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC) in Glasgow. Two buildings are available on the campus for this purpose: The SEC Armadillo with auditorium and the OVO Hydro, a modern concert and sports arena.  

The shape of the SEC Armadillo lives up to its name: like the armour plates of an armadillo, the building shell is divided into several compartments that overlap. This free form was made possible by the flexible nature of the profiled sheets from Kalzip. However, a key factor in the specification process was that the profiled sheets are made of aluminium; up to 95 percent of which is recycled material. The domed roof of the neighbouring OVO Hydro building is also covered with sustainable aluminium profiles from Kalzip. The material is extremely robust against mechanical stress and weathering, while the building envelopes are practically maintenance-free and particularly durable.  

“With our building envelopes made of recycled aluminium, we have been contributing to resource-saving and sustainable construction for many years. The SEC Armadillo, built in 1998, and the OVO Hydro, added in 2012, are outstanding examples of this. The fact that both buildings were chosen as venues for the World Climate Conference is a tribute to the performance, sustainability and durability of the Kalzip system,” explained John McAllister, Sales Director UK & Ireland at Kalzip.  

Kalzip’s sustainable products had already contributed to the construction of the Zero Emission House built especially for the 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen. 

www.kalzip.com

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