The Living Planet Centre, WWF’s new headquarters in Woking, was designed to be at the forefront of sustainable design and construction.
Designed by Hopkins Architects to show that, through the smart use of design, materials and technology, it’s possible to create a state-of-the-art building with minimal environmental impact, it is now one of the greenest buildings in the UK with a BREEAM rating of ‘outstanding’.
An integral part of this achievement is 2,000 sq m of RigiSystems Ziplok standing seam roofing, atop the 80m long, curved timber grid shell. In a MicroZinc finish, the Ziplok was attached via RigiSystems Corogrid bar and bracket system to a timber ply deck, creating a U-value of 0.15.
To match the aesthetics of the building, the 400m wide Ziplok was specially rolled with just two ribs and no microribs to provide a clean, sleek look to the roof structure, while the MicroZinc finish on the aluminium panels replicates the appearance of a traditional zinc roof.
Willmott Dixon constructed the building, and the roofing was installed by Southern Industrial Roofing.
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