Laminated Glass News: October 2013
DuPont™ SentryGlas® Helps to Provide a Shining Light on the Guangzhou Skyline
The Chinese city of Guangzhou may have many skyscrapers, but one has been designed specifically to be a bright beacon against the often gloomy backdrop provided by the city's weather.
The visual appeal and brightness of the building is primarily down to the use of white ceramic glaze in over 70 percent of the hanging element of the overall façade. The façade also offers significant beneficial functional attributes thanks to the use of SentryGlas® in its laminated construction.
- Improve the façade's energy-saving capabilities, as the projecting façade acts as a sun louver, helping to decrease energy use by 5%
- Scale façade looks white and transparent, making the building brighter than any of the surrounding buildings.
- Met strict requirements concerning durability and delamination; potential panel failure would have led to the design being rejected.
- Very impressive open-edge durability gives architects and owners the confidence they need relating to the open-edge design.
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