A highly marketable office building, originally built in the 1985, was recently renovated towards a Green certification. The asset has been certified according to the special LEED version for Core & Shell, applied to assets intended for lease. The building complex consists of three buildings with a total over ground leasable area of ca. 13.000sqm and was selected for upgrade and certification, an investment of approx. €7 million, due to its strategic location, offering high visibility and excellent accessibility.
What is the next big thing for building envelopes: research helps to identify, develop and evaluate potentials for new technologies – practice needs to build it! This is the starting point of the upcoming conference PowerSkin, developed by TU München / Thomas Auer, TU Darmstadt / Jens Schneider and TU Delft / Ulrich Knaack.
For more than 3 decades The Big 5 has evolved into the largest, most influential and renowned portfolio of construction industry events. This year’s event, held in Dubai World Trade Centre last week, offered something for everyone. This 4 day event was fueled by innovative features from more than 3.000 exhibitors from across the globe, learning, stimulating conversations and networking opportunities.
Thank you all of you who privileged us with your attendance at the recent BIG 5 Construct East Africa event and contributed to its great success. GLASSCON’s participation at this first ever construction event held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi Kenya from 2nd to 4th of November 2016, had an overwhelming turnout.
A new landmark piece of modern architecture is scheduled to open its doors to the public. This grand cultural complex is Athens’ newest gem, courtesy of the non-profit Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and architect Renzo Piano. The SNFCC (Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center) will house the National Library of Greece, an Opera House and a 42 acres landscaped park.
The third annual Façades Design & Engineering UAE Summit 2016, was successfully held at the Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, on the 26th and 27th September 2016m in Dubai UAE. By attending this leading and revolutionary event, our technical team had the opportunity to highlight the variety of topics presented by speakers and discuss about the complexity surrounding the design of modern building skins.
Attending Glasstec 2016 proved to be very exciting for GLASSCON as it was an ideal opportunity to connect with anyone involved in the glass market. Meeting with global industry leaders, researching new products from best in class suppliers and discussing inspiring future projects was a great experience for everyone.
Major advances in glass and facades have enabled the rapid development of fire-rated curtain wall systems, windows, doors, etc. offering a high versatility of appliances and ensuring the overall safety for the building’s inhabitants. See for yourself the increasing benefits and appliance-modes of fire resistant facades.
GLASSCON GmbH is currently realizing a high end building envelope with external motorized solar shading system. The glass louvres are made by coloured ceramic frit glass and are supported through special custom-made stainless steel fittings designed by GLASSCON.
Having an idea of the basic concepts of curtain walls as well as the various curtain wall types and performance specifications is crucial for the success of architects, project managers and installers. This article looks at the different classifications of curtain wall systems.