Al Ghurair Construction, a unit of UAE-based diversified conglomerate Al Ghurair, has added another pioneering solution to its exclusive product portfolio with the launch of HIRT, a Swiss specialist in descending window systems.
Reinventing the concept of the window, HIRT’s Swiss descending windows are the ultimate in room opening products and are the ideal solution wherever no clear boundaries between indoor and outdoor areas are desired, said a statement from the company.
The true innovation lies in the window’s capability to slide completely into the floor, making divisions disappear while turning interior spaces into al fresco environments, it stated.
The makers, which produce the globally-unique descender fronts in Switzerland, have a great deal of experience and established expertise in metal construction. These specialised solutions work anywhere and in any climate.
They lower extremely heavy fronts made of glass and other materials smoothly and quietly, effectively saving space blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor. This is made possible by the ingenious technology behind the system.
Composed of support structures and counterweights, there is virtually no limit to the size of a HIRT descending window panel, which can reach up to 40 sq m in surface area. The biggest reference of the solution is 20 m long and weighs 7,500 kg.
Al Ghurair Construction CEO Badr Abdulla Al Ghurair said: "HIRT continues the Al Ghurair vision of delivering products of the future now in order to give our customers that competitive edge in the construction market."
"The company has been synonymous with the development of the UAE for decades and this exclusive partnership further cements our reputation as one of the leaders in the industry. We are confident that these systems will find a home in many upcoming projects that will add to the region’s ever-changing cityscape," he stated.
Despite their European origins, HIRT descending windows are fully equipped to withstand the harsh elements of Middle Eastern summers, observed Al Ghurair.
The descender fronts can easily withstand extreme climatic conditions and have already proven themselves under the most severe of conditions – they have been designed so they can be installed anywhere in the world, he added.
From the moderate climate of Central Europe and salty, windy coastal areas through to the humid tropics or desert areas with extreme temperature changes, these systems can be installed to provide climate and sound insulation effectively and efficiently as proven in extensive thermal transmittance testing.
"With a vast portfolio of impressive references all across the globe, HIRT is a product that aligns completely with the UAE’s design vision," remarked Al Ghurair.
The variety of applications, where facades can vary from glass to wood to stone, is astounding and will suit architectural requirement imaginable. It is only a matter of time before this system becomes commonplace in the new developments that will rise in the country and the region beyond,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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