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Key facts & Challenges

The Tower was designed by world-renowned architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), and features 330 executive suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments arranged around a cylindrical, central core.  All of the apartments will be finished to a high-end specification and have their own private steel and glass formed balconies, which rotate by a few degrees as the Tower ascends to give the building its distinctive, flowing twist.

Working alongside SOM, Galliard Homes and the appointed drywall contractors, OCL Facades, Siniat developed a bespoke drylining system to meet the Tower's unique architectural design while offering high-performing partitions.

Installation phase

There were two key challenges to this project. The first was the curved design. Circular buildings often pose a challenge for specifiers. Each apartment in Baltimore Tower is segmented off the Tower's central communal corridors in a chocolate-orange style configuration. The drylined partition system needed to offer a minimum on-site acoustic performance of DnTw 50dB, but could also be curved to fit around the building's circular core. The second was the windows. The design of the window mullions meant that the thicknesses of the partition walls adjacent to them needed to be reduced to ensure the windows would open easily and provide a good aesthetic finish in line with the apartments' high-end specification.

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