Anthony Wilson from Mikula Wilson Associates Architects recently used our Wintec® Winslot® System in the design of the Durban Music School – we asked him a few questions regarding his choice and usage of this innovative new architectural façade system, this is what he had to say :
You used the Winslot® System extensively in the design of the building, was it based on aesthetic, functional, or an environmental consideration, or a combination of the above?
“The decision to use the Winslot® System was based on the need for an economical, low maintenance window and shading system for North facing windows on a site close to the Durban Bay. The Winslot® System works well, looks good, and required no site-applied finishes externally.”
From the Information received from WINTEC® INNOVATION where you adequately able to specify the product?
“Specifying the product was straightforward, and the queries I had were promptly and comprehensively responded to by yourselves.”
We enjoyed the application of the Winslot® System on the project, do you find the system enhanced the architecture of the project?
“I feel that the system is appropriate to the architectural expression of the project”
How did you find the on-site application of the Winslot® System, during the building process?
“The site assembly process was straightforward. The detailed assembly information provided to the builder by WINTEC® INNOVATION was very useful and enabled accurate construction to be achieved despite the limited expertise available on site.”
Did the cost of the Winslot® System application have a positive or negative influence on the project?
“The question of costs was complicated by the liquidation of the first contractor, as you know. However, I believe that by using the system, the client has acquired a practical, low maintenance window solution.”
Would you use the system again?
“Yes, where appropriate”
What kind of response have you had regarding the building?
“The building has been well received.”
A big thank you to Anthony Wilson for the feedback. The Wintec® Winslot® System could be exactly what you need in your next project, to find out more about it click here.