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Company News - Jun 23, 2017

Regarding the recent fire at Grenfell Tower in London

Our thoughts remain with all those affected by the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and we are awaiting the full facts of the incident.

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Project Reference - May 31, 2017

Sto Solution Ensures A Warm Welcome For Guests At A New Luxury Hotel

A complete external wall insulation solution from Sto is now helping residents at a new luxurious four-star hotel receive a warm welcome.

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StoVentec Glass Project - May 31, 2017

Sto Brings Viennese Landmark To Life With A Stunning Glass Façade

The completion of a major apartment block refurbishment project in Austria has shone the spotlight on the tremendous range of design possibilities offered by StoVentec Glass.

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Werkstatt Exhibition - May 18, 2017

The Glass Chain

16th June - 29th September 2017 Space Popular make their UK debut with a unique installation for the Werkstatt’s gallery space, exploring an alternative future for glass in architecture.

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CPD Seminar - 1st June 2017 - May 17, 2017

Glass Rainscreen Cladding

FIRST THURSDAY CPD: Glass Rainscreen Cladding Thursday 1st June, 8:00-9:30am (8-8:30am: registration and complimentary breakfast)

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StoCretec - May 15, 2017

StoCretec Makes its mark in the UK with a range of Concrete Repair Solutions

StoCretec is a market leader for concrete restoration and protection systems in many European countries, and is now introducing its product portfolio to the UK market.

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Sto Werkstatt - Apr 13, 2017

A Material Approach

We are pleased to announce the second lecture in our ongoing series 'A Material Approach' focusing on architects’ use of materials.

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EWI Project - Apr 12, 2017

Sto Solutions chosen to protect major New Scottish Hospital

20,000 square meters of external wall insulation provided by Sto have been used on the largest new hospital campus in Europe, along with a range of different Sto render finishes.

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Façade Paint - Mar 9, 2017

StoColor Dryonic Guarantees a Smart New Appearance for Refurbished Office Buildings

A large office development in Newcastle has become the latest UK building to benefit from being protected by Sto’s recently launched StoColor Dryonic façade paint.

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StoDeco Profile Project - Feb 3, 2017

Sto Provides Dramatic Opening Act for Refurbished Theatre

Visitors arriving at a recently refurbished London theatre are now greeted by the venue’s dramatic new appearance, which has been created by the use of StoDeco Profile panels from Sto.

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See, Inspire: Exhibition - Jan 24, 2017

Building Images

The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 10th February - 31st March 2017

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Acoustic Project - Jan 22, 2017

Sto Puts On A Strong Performance For Major Theatre Refurbishment Project

A StoSilent seamless acoustic ceiling system was used to dramatically improve the acoustics in the foyer of York Theatre Royal.

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Sto Order News - Dec 6, 2016

Sto announces news of a major external wall insulation order

Sto has announced details of a major new contract to supply external wall insulation for a prominent residential refurbishment project in Glasgow.

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Glass Project - Nov 18, 2016

StoVentec Glass puts on a striking performance at new theatre venue

A new £5m theatre and community arts centre in Devon has been given an imposing appearance thanks to the use of a dramatic rainscreen cladding solution from Sto.

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Acoustic Systems - Sep 20, 2016

Scottish Aquatics Centre Benefits from Sto Acoustic Solution

The lastest phase of a major sports village development has been completed with the inclusion of a highly effective acoustic attenuation system from Sto.

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Werkstatt Event - Sep 9, 2016

Droplet

An installation exploring intelligent façade surfaces by Bureau de Change

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Glass Facade Solution - Jul 1, 2016

Sto Glass Facade Solution helps create New London Archway Premier Inn

The use of an eye-catching rainscreen façade solution from Sto has created the focal point for a major new £12million refurbishment project in London.

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New Facade Paint - Jun 29, 2016

New StoColor Dryonic Paint Raises the Standard for Façade Finishes

Sto UK is set to revolutionize the UK façade market with the launch of its new StoColor Dryonic paint which allows water from rain, dew and fog to run off building façades almost instantly.

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New Starter - Scotland - Jun 19, 2016

Sto Expands Its Presence in Scotland

A key appointment by Sto Ltd in Scotland has highlighted the importance that the company places on this growing market for its external wall insulation, renders and rainscreen cladding products.

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Award Winner - Jun 1, 2016

Islands Project wins INCA Project of the Year 2016

A comprehensive external wall insulation (EWI) system provided by Sto UK has helped Chester Zoo's 'Islands’ exhibit win two awards.

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Award Winner - May 13, 2016

Sto Brings new Life to Refurbishment Project

A project to bring new life to a landmark building in London’s Covent Garden has won two awards and turned the spotlight on Sto's products and technical expertise.

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Werkstatt Event - May 10, 2016

One Thing After Another: An installation by Sam Jacob Studio

A series of projects that explore the possibilities of digital inputs and outputs for Clerkenwell Design Week 24th - 26th May 2016

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Relocation - Mar 9, 2016

Sto Dublin has moved

Please note, Sto Dublin has now moved to a new office. The full address and contact information can be viewed here.

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Werkstatt Events - Jan 15, 2016

See, Inspire: Exhibition

Building Images, is an exhibition that showcases all the shortlisted and winning images from The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2015.

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Glass - Jan 7, 2016

StoVentec Glass Resistant to Blasts

Extremely stringent air-blast tests prove the StoVentec Glass system remains intact, making the system suitable for high profile public buildings.

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Glass - Jan 5, 2016

StoVentec Glass Resistant to Blasts

Extremely stringent air-blast tests prove the StoVentec Glass system remains intact, making the system suitable for high profile public buildings.

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Christmas - Dec 4, 2015

Collection and Delivery Dates

The Birmingham and Glasgow warehouses will be closed on Friday 18th December 2015. There will be no collections on this day or deliveries on Monday 21st December 2015.

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Technical - Apr 20, 2015

Restricting the spread of fire with external wall insulation

Document B of the Building Regulations lays down stringent requirements relating to the containment of fire. The good news is that all Sto external wall insulation systems, even EPS systems, meet these requirements.

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Training - Apr 20, 2015

New Sto Training Centre & Courses for 2015

As part of its ongoing commitment to providing technical support to applicators, Sto has invested heavily in its facade installation training programme and facilities.

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Werkstatt Events - Mar 18, 2015

Look & Listen Exhibition

As part of the "Look & Listen" exhibition at the Sto Werkstatt in Clerkenwell, Sto Ltd will be holding two CPD seminars covering acoustics in construction.

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Newsletter - Mar 5, 2015

'In the Know' Applicator Newsletter Available Now

The second issue of the 'In the Know' newsletter for Sto applicator customers is out now.

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Werkstatt - Dec 18, 2014

Werkstatt Events (Jan-Feb 2015)

Find out about events taking place at the Sto Group's London showroom in the new year.

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Werkstatt - Nov 28, 2014

Werkstatt Events this December 2014

Find out about events taking place at the Sto Group's London showroom this December.

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Newsletter - Oct 13, 2014

New 'In the Know' Newsletter for Applicator Customers

Coming soon to our applicator customers: 'In the Know', a new newsletter containing Sto product information, news and more.

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Awards - Jul 25, 2014

The SSE Hydro Wins AIS Project of the Year

The SSE Hydro in Glasgow has recently been awarded 'Project of the Year' in the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) 2014 Contractor Awards.

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Project - May 8, 2014

London School of Economics

A new student centre at the London School of Economics relies on Sto acoustic solutions to attenuate echo and create better speech intelligibility for its vibrant student community.

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Project - Apr 30, 2014

Open Door Health & Social Care

An iconic health and social care building built on the site of a former school in the East Marsh area of Grimsby. StoTherm Classic was used to produce the striking angles, inspired by local terraced housing and "dazzle camouflage" in honour of Grimsby's maritime history.

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Interview - Apr 14, 2014

Sto Render as Art

Contemporary artist Alison Turnbull won a competition to design one of the country's largest public artworks at Barratt London's Great West Quarter (GWQ) development.

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Technical - Apr 14, 2014

It's In the Fix

The StoVentec Glass rainscreen cladding system has many points of difference, but one of the most significant is its unique fixing system.

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Project - Mar 28, 2014

The SSE Hydro

StoSilent Panel Robust has been specified in the SSE Hydro, Glasgow. One of the very few venues in the world designed especially for concerts, the iconic building designed by Foster + Partners aims to become one of the top three global arenas.

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Werkstatt - Mar 4, 2014

Sto 'Werkstatt' Opens in London

Sto is pleased to announce the opening of our new showroom & event space, the 'Werkstatt', in the heart of Clerkenwell, London.

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Project - Feb 25, 2014

Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre

The StoSilent acoustic ceiling system from Sto is providing acoustic control throughout the stunning Stonehenge exhibition and visitor centre.

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Project - Jan 8, 2014

Reading Railway Station

One of the busiest train stations in the UK, Reading railway station is undergoing a major refurbishment. As part of the refurbishment, Grimshaw Architects has specified 1,200 m² of StoVentec Glass.

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Project - Oct 31, 2013

Wake Green Road

A 1920s house refurbished to Passivhaus standards without altering the appearance. Seymour-Smith Architects specified Sto external wall insulation and render systems to meet the brief, along with some special detailing to protect the building's classic look.

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Interview - Oct 14, 2013

Building Sustainable Communities

Westfield Avenue is a sustainable mixed use scheme designed by 7N Architects in response to the need for affordable housing and small business space in Edinburgh.

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Technical - Oct 14, 2013

Glass Rainscreen Cladding

The unmistakable appearance of glass fascinates and offers the finest of all possible facade finishes. For any specifier, the aesthetic of a building is a key consideration.

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Technical - Jun 14, 2013

Protecting the Facade From Water Staining

Sto external wall insulation (EWI) systems protect the facade from the elements, but if water is present then it may be susceptible to staining.

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Interview - Jun 14, 2013

High Hopes for High Rise

Once lauded as the answer to our housing needs, tower blocks soon gained a reputation for crime and social alienation. With the current shortage of space, homes and funding, Councils and Housing Associations are once again considering high-rise.

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Product News - Jun 5, 2013

Extended Colour Range Available for StoSilco Render

Following a product development programme, StoSilco render is now available in an extended colour range of 764 colours from the StoColor System.

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Technical - Mar 14, 2013

Are We Heading For a Condensation Crisis?

Gary Bundy, Technical Director of Sto, looks at the issue of condensation in buildings.

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Interview - Mar 14, 2013

Why Passivhaus Makes Sense

Gale and Snowden is an architectural practice based in the South West. The RIBA award winning practice exclusively focuses on delivering ecological designs, with an emphasis on buildings that use as little energy as possible.

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Project - Feb 14, 2013

Plymouth Life Centre

Plymouth Life Centre is the city's brand new leisure and sports centre, which opened in 2012 as a base for several international 'London 2012' hopefuls. The project seamlessly combines the StoVentec Glass rainscreen cladding system with a StoTherm Classic external wall insulation system for a stunning appearance.

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Interview - Jan 14, 2013

Living Sustainable Design, Professionally and Personally

"Sustainable design is definitely becoming more mainstream."

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Project - Jan 8, 2013

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU)

The Stirling Prize winning Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University is a stunning, two-storey facility on the edge of Cambridge University's botanic gardens. StoSilent acoustic systems were specified on the project to help maintain the sense of peace and tranquility at the centre of the project's design.

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Interview - Nov 14, 2012

EnerPHit Retrofit Project Relies on EWIS

Prewett Bizley architects received a 'Highly Commended' in the AJ Retrofit Awards 2012 for the refurbishment of a terraced house in Balham.

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Project - Oct 29, 2012

Private House in Balham Meets Passivhaus Standard

A pilot project funded by the Technology Strategy Board has been set up at a typical Edwardian terraced property in Balham, South West London. The two-year project is designed to reduce the energy consumption of an Edwardian terraced property by 90% while maintaining an internal temperature of 20°C.

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Awards - Oct 29, 2012

INCA Gold

Sto Ltd. has quite the pedigree when it comes to awards, and the INCA awards are no exception. Every year, INCA members vote for outstanding projects constructed using external wall insulation, cladding and render.

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Project - Sep 30, 2012

Bedford Farm

When Tony Kelly bought Bedford Farm it was leaking heat. A thermal survey revealed that the cavity wall insulation had failed and that the double glazing had been poorly fitted. StoTherm Classic offered the most cost-effective and best possible technical solution.

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Technical - Sep 14, 2012

A Simple Approach to Passivhaus

"The beauty of Passivhaus is that it is simple." Gary Bundy, Technical Director at Sto Ltd., discusses the benefits of building to Passivhaus standard.

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Interview - Sep 14, 2012

Passivhaus with Helen Seymour-Smith

Our first comment interview is with Helen Seymour-Smith of Seymour-Smith Architects.

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Project - Jul 11, 2012

EAT., St. Martin's Lane

Looking for an acoustic solution to bring tranquility to their noisy coffee shop, EAT. on St. Martin's Lane in London turned to a bespoke StoSilent Modular system.

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Project - Apr 2, 2012

Westfield Avenue

Long term sustainability was a key objective for Westfield Avenue, a mixed use development in Edinburgh. Seeking a quality facade insulation system with proven sustainable credentials, 7N Architects specified 5000m² of StoTherm Classic.

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Project - Mar 21, 2012

Turner Contemporary

David Chipperfield Architects specified seamless StoSilent Panel acoustic ceilings at the world-class Turner Contemporary art museum in Margate, helping to create an atmosphere of tranquility to complement the seafront views that inspired JMW Turner's work.

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Project - Nov 16, 2011

Broxbourne Housing Association Wraps Up For Winter

An external wall insulation system from Sto has improved the energy efficiency of two estates owned by Broxbourne Housing Association.

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Project - Sep 9, 2011

Glencullen House

A certified passive house in the Wicklow Mountains sets a striking example for buildings in Ireland. Shunning conventional passive design in favour of a modernism-inspired approach, the house fits neatly into its mountain landscape.

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Project - Sep 2, 2011

Sto Lends a Hand (and Head) at the Bregenz Festival

The strength and flexibility of Sto products and systems has been remarkably demonstrated in a colossal sculpture and operatic stage in Austria.

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Project - May 27, 2011

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

The realisation of the dramatic new Waterside Theatre building in Aylesbury posed certain challenges for RHWL Architects. Needing effective thermal insulation and clean, bold aesthetics, specifying Sto was easy.

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Certification - Apr 18, 2011

StoTherm Systems Receive NSAI Approval

Sto Ltd. is proud to announce all of our StoTherm systems are now approved by the NSAI for both new build and refurbishment projects in Ireland.

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Project - Apr 12, 2011

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School

Architects HazleMcCormackYoung specified a Sto external wall insulation system to encase The Bridge, a purpose built primary school and community hub, completed in March 2010.

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Project - Feb 7, 2011

Glasnevin Museum

Designed by A&D Wejchert & Partners, the Glasnevin Museum makes extensive use of StoSilent Acoustic panels to maintain an atmosphere of tranquillity.

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Project - Sep 14, 2010

Underhill House

An ambitious Passivhaus built in an area of outstanding natural beauty, designed by architect Helen Seymour-Smith. While the Sto external wall insulation system meets the strict Passivhaus requirements, a number of Sto facade, interior and acoustic solutions were used throughout this Grand Design.

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Project - Sep 9, 2010

The Walbrook

The high-tech, suspended acoustic ceiling system, StoSilent Top A-Tec, is specified in the Walbrook, the highly prestigious new office and retail development in the city of London, designed by Foster + Partners.

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Project - Sep 9, 2010

Stobhill Hospital

The impressive new extension to the RIBA Award winning Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow uses a Sto external wall insulation system to provide excellent thermal performance and the clean modern aesthetic.

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Project - Jun 9, 2010

Tigh-Na-Cladach

StoRend Cote was chosen for the UK's first social housing PassivHaus development. The 'Tigh-Na-Cladach' development consists of 15 semi-detached houses and one workshop overlooking the Firth of Clyde in Dunoon.

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Project - Apr 28, 2010

Private Pool, Buckinghamshire

A contemporary interior pool designed by Paul + O Architects to sit in context with the surrounding red brick buildings. The StoSilent Panel acoustic system was used to improve the acoustics while also resisting the resulting humidity.

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Project - Apr 28, 2010

Queensbridge Quarter

The ventilated rainscreen cladding system StoVentec Glass creates a stunning effect on the penthouse level of the Queensbridge Quarter apartment building in the London borough of Hackney.

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Project - Mar 18, 2010

338 Euston Road

338 Euston Road showcases StoVentec Glass in stunning fashion as the UK's first interior project to reflect on the benefits of the glass panel system.

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Project - Mar 11, 2010

Beechwood Business Park

The first Passivhaus office development in the UK has been completed by NB Renders in Dover. Beechwood Business Park achieves an 80% saving on running costs in comparison to similar buildings built to current regulations.

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Project - Feb 2, 2010

Douglas Close, Roundshaw

The Roundshaw estate in Croydon has undergone a major transformation using StoTherm Classic supplemented with Sto Brick Slips at ground floor level.

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Project - Dec 17, 2009

European Investment Bank

The old Cornhill office building housing the European Investment Bank required an interior renovation to better meet the needs of staff and visitors - but it had to be completed during the summer break! The quick-to-install StoSilent Modular acoustic system was up to the challenge.

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Project - Nov 25, 2009

Westfield London Shopping Centre

Westfield London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham was developed by the Westfield Group at a cost of £1.6bn on a large brownfield site. They required a curved acoustic solution for the impressive interior.

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Project - Nov 25, 2009

Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre

The Stirling Prize for RIBA Building of the Year 2009 was awarded to Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for the Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre at Charing Cross hospital, London.

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Project - Sep 28, 2009

Oasis Academy

StoTherm Classic has been used to spectacular effect on the facade of the new state of the art Oasis Academy in Enfield. This sophisticated building required a versatile system that could provide the necessary levels of thermal insulation and make its own aesthetic statement.

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Project - Aug 20, 2009

Travelodge, Fort Dunlop

Award winning architects shedkm were given the task of transforming the old Fort Dunlop building into a landmark office and hotel development. The design features the largest expanse of seamless external wall insulation in Europe.

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Project - Aug 20, 2009

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Designed by Edward Cullinan architects, the new wing of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens includes a herbarium, library, office space, meeting and training rooms, archives and decontamination facilities.

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Products - Jul 29, 2009

"Facing the Future" Richard Dimbleby Lecture

HRH The Prince of Wales discusses sustainable solutions for the future of mankind, including Lotus-Effect® facade paint

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Project - Jun 29, 2009

St. Pauls and Piper Hill Schools

An external wall insulation system from Sto has been used in the dramatic black and white facade of the St Pauls and Piper Hill Schools in Manchester.

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Certification - May 11, 2009

Sto EWI systems receive IAB Certification

StoTherm Classic, StoTherm Mineral and StoTherm Vario are the first cement-free render systems to be awarded Irish Agrément Board (IAB) certification.

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Project - May 7, 2009

Hart's Hotel

For years, a derelict building occupied the area where Hart's Hotel now stands in Nottingham. Hotel owners Tim and Stefa Hart who hit on a winning formula when they approached architects Marsh Grochowski, a Nottingham-based practice that prides itself on design solutions that are sympathetic to place and context.

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Project - May 7, 2009

Our Dynamic Earth

A major urban regeneration plan has transformed the former industrial site at Edinburgh's Royal Mile, steered by Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh & Lothians.

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Interview - Aug 27, 2008

Interview with Sunand Prasad

Sunand Prasad is the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). He talks to Sto about the world-famous architect Le Corbusier, and the exhibition of his works.

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Project - Feb 27, 2007

Seaham Hall Hotel

The StoRend Flex render system and StoTherm Classic external wall insulation have been used as part of the refurbishment of the historical Seaham Hall Hotel to provide an extremely durable facade that is able to withstand the area's variable weather conditions.

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Project - Feb 27, 2007

Butlins Shoreline Hotel

The £10m Butlins Shoreline hotel is designed to resemble a luxury cruise liner. PWP Architects required an external wall insulation system that seamlessly follows the building's curves and would withstand the seafront environment.

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Project - Feb 27, 2007

Arsenal Emirates Stadium

Designed by HOK Sport Architecture, and colour-themed on Arsenal's famous red and white strip, the 60,000 capacity stadium required robust finishes to withstand high traffic. High performance systems from Sto proved a perfect solution.

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Project - Feb 27, 2007

London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre

The London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre, designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind, has taken inspiration from the constellation Orion in its unique, angular design.