Victoria and Albert Museum of Design Dundee (V&A Dundee) is the first V&A built outside London. The design of the facade drew inspiration from the Scottish cliffs and the silhouette of the impressive facade imitates the shape of a ship at dock. Due to the complex geometric slopes and curvatures, coupled with its exposure to the Scottish weather and its proximity to the North Sea marine environment, architectural concrete was the favoured material option for this project.
To enable the architect's vision, Techrete designed bespoke fixings to attach the concrete facade to the main structure. They were looking for a manufacturer who could support them in delivering the solution, including about 18 000 cast-in channels.
CFS worked closely with Techrete in order to manufacture the required precast facade support brackets in Duplex stainless steel. We have also worked closely during the building phase of this project in order to deliver the brackets in timely fashion.
Since this project, CFS has supported Techrete on various projects and we keep working closely.