PANELITE ALLOW SUSPENDED STUDY ROOMS AT PRAGUE UNIVERSITY TO “FLOAT”
At Prague University, VYŠEHRAD Atelier Architects created a two-storey, multi-functional study space, a “factory of ideas” in which meeting rooms are suspended from the roof beams and clad in translucent Panelite. The extraordinary structural efficiency of honeycomb allows for the very minimal detailing that makes the meeting rooms appear to float: the panels are simply bonded to the steel structure with Very High Bond tape and bolted through with six bolts per 1m x 3m (39″ x 118″) panel. This minimal detailing and light weight of the panels also saves significantly the materials, labor and time needed in installation.
Honeycomb panels weigh one half the weight of resin sheets and one sixth the weight of glass. Structurally, the network of cells forming the core of the panels acts like thousands of small i-beams, providing exceptional stiffness with very low weight. As a result honeycomb produces the most efficient strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight structures attainable.
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