Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Product: Sinidex Extreme Stays
Client: Sri Ribuan
High performance Friction Stays from Cotswold have been specified for top hung curtain wall windows in the tallest residential development in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur’s new Troika development was designed by Foster and Partners and consists of three towers of 38, 44 and 50 storeys high. The scheme’s twisting shape is precisely aligned to maximise prevailing views of the world-famous Petronas Towers and City Park.
Cotswold Heavy Duty and Sinidex Handed Stays were supplied for Troika through Cotswold’s Malaysian distributor, Sri Ribuan Industries and its subsidiary Constyle Architectural Products Sdn Bhd. Nelson Wong, Sri Ribuan’s MD, worked closely with Foster and Partners and Connell Wagner, the façade engineering consultant, to secure the prestigious contract for Cotswold. “This challenging project demanded a highly reliable and durable window hinge solution,” says Nelson Wong. “Cotswold’s high quality hardware met the specification in terms of both quality and performance and are backed by the company’s excellent support and warranty.”
Three sizes of top-hung hinge from Cotswold’s Heavy Duty (HD) range have been installed in the Troika – the 10” (259mm), 16” (412mm) and 22” (558mm). Specifically designed to withstand the rigours of large commercial applications, the HD range is manufactured from austenitic stainless steel to BS 7412 for maximum longevity, even in the most corrosive environments – making it ideal for a multi-storey project like the Troika in Malaysia’s largest city. HD hinges offer smooth and balanced operation during opening and closing and are tested to 50,000 cycles. For added flexibility, the stays can be restricted to 90 degree, self-balancing or restricted opening as required and are easy to fit with an adjustable friction mechanism. As an added aesthetic benefit, the effective weather sealing and draught proofing is fully concealed once fitted. Smaller top-hung windows at the Troika have been fitted with 8 inch Handed Stays (HS) from Cotswold’s Sinidex range. The HS 100 offers improved security and weather sealing through the use of a nylon reduced friction end cap. The high-grade stainless steel stays are designed to ensure smooth closure and high performance operation for window applications of all sizes up to 1200 x 1500mm.
Sri Ribuan has been working with Cotswold for over 15 years and the Troika joins an impressive list of over 200 Malaysian buildings fitted with Cotswold window and door products to date. The HD and Sinidex friction stays particularly suit the local window and curtain walling applications, which are mainly aluminium and designed to withstand the severe weather conditions often experienced throughout the region.