Souchier Exuline valves were installed in the outer skin of the building to provide daily ventilation for the five school buildings gathered under one roof and to help to satisfy high environmental quality requirements.
The facades of the building are equipped with 2,000 motorised Exuline valves. These moving glass blades pivot to regulate the heat inflow levels in summer and winter alike and to help the building to save energy and maintain comfortable temperatures.
These valves are sealed around the edges and can be used directly in the external facade. For this project, a new shape of valve support had to be specifically developed by Souchier’s engineering office in order to support the 8mm thick glass.
Press appearance: A HQE (High Environmental Quality) school open to the wind
Project owner: Conseil général des Vosges (88)
Steel joinery: Laugel et Renouard