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SentryGlas® interlayer provides improved load bearing strength and stiffness of glass façade for the Enzo Ferrari Museum
SentryGlas® interlayer provides mproved load bearing strength and stiffness of glass façade for the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Engineering the façade was a considerable challenge. Lighter façade panels enable more subtle supporting structures. For decades, interlayers made of polyvinyl butyral (PVB)...
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At 48 m high the monument La Ventana al Mundo - or The Window to the world - in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The monument, sited on a roundabout on Avenida Circunvalar, near the city’s industrial area, uses a huge steel and aluminium frame to support more than 2,000 m2 (21,500 ft2) of colored laminated safety glass. Arranged in a harlequin pattern, the glazed panels - in shades of red, yellow, green,...
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Space Needle experience completely.
The next big thing on the horizon is the creation of a standard that will allow architects and engineers to design and use glass as a ductile failure mechanism; the idea being that you can design a structure to be reliable even if the glass breaks - that’s one of the things that has made this ...
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Trosifol® in Europe’s Tallest Building. The 462 Meter Tall Lakhta Tower is St. Petersburg’s Newest Landmark.
Resembling a needle, Europe’s tallest building spirals 462 meters into the sky. The ,Star of St. Petersburg?, as the building is already being called, occupies a 170,000 m² footprint on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in the Primorsky District, some 10 km northwest of St. Petersburg’s city c...
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Manacar Mall in Mexico City exploits full aesthetic, functional and technical capabilities of Trosifol interlayers.
This impressive complex has been awarded Project of the Year 2018 in the Building category by Mexican Magazine ‘Obras’ - measures some 180,000m2 (1,900,000ft2). Opened in 2017. Designed by multiple-award-winning architect Teodoro González de León, who sadly died in 2016, the mall makes incred...
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SentryGlas® delivers clarity, strength and safety at Shum Yip Upperhills - Shenzhen in China.
Class A Office & Luxury Hotel Complex - creates an imposing sight on the skyline of Shenzhen in China. The development features two towers, a ballroom pavilion and a large elevated pedestrian park with walkways that connect the site’s park with two of the city’s existing parks - Lotus Hill an...
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Porsche Design Tower, Florida SentryGlas® – part of the Trosifol Structural product portfolio – balances form, fit and function at the Porsche Design Tower.
Described by Dezer Developments and the Porsche Design Group as ‘engineered luxury’, the $560 million Porsche Design Tower is a 57 storey ultra-luxury structure occupying 2.2 acres (8,900 m2) of beachfront land on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The tower – the first of its kind...
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Advanced glazing solutions stand up to Tornadoes Tornadoes can be devastating, but with certified architectural glazing in place, huge amounts of damage can be mitigated leading to less costly clearup
Designing for these major weather events is a balancing act. Architects and structural engineers have to keep one eye on the day-to-day use of the building and the other on the safety of the occupants should a major weather event occur. This is especially important for high-occupancy buildings...