Thinking outside the box enables complex curved façade on Hamburg’s concert hall

“We talked with many companies, but Guardian was the only one that could offer a base layer that would guarantee that the sun protection layer maintains its functions during the manufacturing process... In close collaboration with Guardian, we were able to achieve and maintain the customers’ requirements.”

Senior Project Manager Elbphilharmonie at Josef Gartner.

cube berlin: Double skin façade that meets complex aesthetic and technical performance requirements

cube berlin is an eye-catching, 11-storey office building located at Washington Platz in the Europacity urban district of Berlin. This 19,000 square-metre structure, developed by CA Immo, is an excellent example of how innovative architectural design can be successfully combined with the complex technical (structural and energy performance) requirements of an ‘intelligent’ commercial building.

Double skin facades
Double skin facades: selecting the right combination of glass to optimise their benefits

When designing a double skin façade, it is important to choose the right combination of glass to optimise the benefits in terms of energy management, dynamic selectivity, thermal insulation, and enhanced comfort, while minimising potential issues such as condensation, says Ralf Greiner, Product Application Manager for Guardian Glass in Europe.

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Potential impact of high-performance glazing on energy and CO2 savings in Europe

At Guardian Glass, it’s part of our vision to help people improve their lives and to do so responsibly while consuming fewer resources.

Glass for Europe has commissioned a study on how high-performance glazing can have a significant impact on energy savings and CO2 emissions reductions and provides policy recommendations for Europe. We are aligned with the conclusions from this study and support proactive, immediate policy measures that are also attractive to consumers.

Émilie Develle
From a blank square on the drawing of a facade to a reality - with no surprises.

Interview with Émilie Develle, technical advisor, Guardian Glass Europe.

Glass has been a beloved material in architecture for nearly two centuries. But just because a material is transparent, it does not mean it’s simple.  The properties of glass are constantly changing in order to adapt to new architectural needs and the evolution of building standards and regulations. What are its properties today, what can we expect of glass in the future and how will it be used? As a technical advisor at Guardian Glass, Émilie Develle gives a detailed review of the contemporary characteristics of a material that is used everywhere, yet often poorly understood. 

Nancy Sewell
The future of glass in architecture: a conversation with Nancy Sewell

Multi-use buildings, personalisation and availability of sustainable resources.

We spoke to Nancy Sewell – independent design consultant with more than 40 years’ experience in advising and designing commercial office buildings, airports, hospitals and mission-critical workspaces in over 60 countries – on the future role of glass in architecture.