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iku®windows awarded project in Kuwait with new self-cleaning Unitized Facade

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iku®windows awarded project in Kuwait with new self-cleaning Unitized Façade

Al-Jawhara Tower in Kuwait City will be equipped with intelligent technology from iku®windows – New developed Unitized Facade with integrated self cleaning mechanism has unique product benefit – Clear facades at the touch of a button – Cleaning behind optional elements, like lightening or shading, first time possible.

The use of glass in windows and façades, forming the "skin" of modern buildings, is what defines the look of present-day architecture. But windows that are not clean do not look good from either the inside or the outside and harm the image of the building, its owner and its tenants. The iku®windows façade technology makes cleaning of the whole glass façade possible at the touch of one button and meets every architectural and economic challenge too. Now iku®windows windows is capable to provide a concept which does not just offer the benefits of self cleaning facade technology but also the benefits of using preassembled façade elements.

iku®windows - intelligent self cleaning Unitized System

iku®windows is a pioneer in modern façade business. The intelligent Cover Cap and Structural Glazing facades are well known in the building sector. They already work successfully in various countries in the Middle East.


Now the inventor of this systems, Julius Thurnher, set his next step in successful history of iku®windows: „The intelligent iku®windows Unitized System combines the know-how of self cleaning, economic fabrication, minimum construction time and the possibility of several options, like fixing of shadings, lightening etc.. The highlight: We can clean the glass behind these options too. This is a unique benefit.”


Big projects for iku®windows in Kuwait

Recently iku®windows windows received the patents for the self cleaning Unitized System. At the same time latest tests were successfully completed. The first project in  Kuwait is already awarded: The Al-Jawhara tower in Kuwait City is a high-rise building with about 32 floor and height of 160 m. The whole glass façade will be equipped with self cleaning iku®windows Unitized System. Fabrication partner in Kuwait is the British Link Company (BLK). The office tower shows modern design and will certainly set a new landmark in Kuwait City.

The second project completed already in Kuwait is established in the district Salmiya, little outside of Kuwait City, which ranks among the most favourable residential areas in Kuwait. The luxury apartment tower Al Mousawi was already equipped with a self cleaning structural glazing façade. It has 17 floors and a height of 56 m.

“The interest in the products of iku®windows windows in Kuwait as well as in the neighbouring countries is stron. With these references we achieved further confidence in our technology. The benefits for investors and user are obvious,” Julius Thurnher is looking forward to prosperous business in the  Middle East.

Facade concept integrates second skin

The unitized façade concept is unique: A belt carrying the wiper is running inside the vertical profiles. The width of the wiper is 5 m, which is moved by a 24 V motor unit.

Maximum system height is 50 m for one wiper. On taller buildings several systems are installed on top of one another. Water and detergent are sprayed on to the façade at the touch of a button, then the wipers clean the façade automatically. 

Integration of additional options, like shading, photovoltaic, lightening and advertising is possible any time. A systemized fixing unit for these options is part of the concept.
iku®windows self cleaning mechanism remains undisturbed and insures clean glasses behind shading or lightening panels. This unique worldwide patented system is a further step to iku®windows success in façade business.

Unbeatable benefits in fabrication and function

As the  conventional unitized systems iku®windows Unitized System is prefabricated in the factory which  short construction times. Several floors can be built in a few weeks.
Another benefit: The glass elements are mechanical fixed from inside without silicone – easy change from inside is possible.


Created by ma1043
Last modified 2007-04-23 01:32 PM