Novum was responsible for engineering, furnishing, and installing a stunning envelope solution to the main entrance and Wintergarden at the Genomics Innovator building in Cambridge. The two glazed facades are supported by a mild steel painted structure utilizing Novum’s Architecturally Exposed Steel System (AES-System) which incorporates hidden connections of steel where possible and where engineering allows. The Wintergarden roof return is supported on a glulam timber frame which is supported by the Façade steelwork. The Façade and Roof return glazing is supported by way of Novum’s Point Supported Glass System (PSG-System) which gives a generally flush exterior and incorporates stainless steel buttonhead rotules. A smaller rooflight in the Wintergarden roof utilizes Novum’s Edge Clamped Glass Toggle System (ECG-System) supported on the roof glulam timber frame.
Location: Granta Park, Cambridge, UK
Size: 11,090 sq ft / 1, 030 sq m
Systems Used: Architecturally Exposed Steel, Point Supported Glass, Edge Clamped Glass
Architect: Feilden + Mawson
General Contractor: VINCI