Cut-out exterior layer in French bank [596]

The solar protection of the west facade of this bank in Toulouse is settled as a cut-out exterior layer. It is made of an aerated aluminium panel, coated on both sides with two sheets of aluminium, a lightweight and highly rigid material. Its operability is achieved by rotating two of these elements through a common vertical axis. The cut doesn’t follow a regular parallelogram geometry, but has some protrusions and gaps that fit when closed, achieving a total protection.

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General view of the building
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Caisse d’Epargne Headquarters
42 rue du Languedoc
31000 Toulouse
France
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