Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the glass-studded Arena Corinthians, the football stadium that hosted six games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil—including the opening game—features an original, modern design, heavily accented by extra-clear glass, selected for its aesthetic qualities for use in the façades, balustrades and VIP lounges. The arena’s architects wanted a design...
  • The basics: Orchestra Hall, home of the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis, originally opened in 1974 and received a major renovation completed in July 2013. The renovation includes a new all-glass curtain wall, the majority of which incorporates 23,400 square feet of conventionally glazed aluminum pressure-wall system. While this system is specifically engineered for the required high-span...
  • The basics: More than 400 tons of one-inch-thick double-paned plate glass make up the Glass Labyrinth, a sculpture by legendary artist Robert Morris, which was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. The 62-foot by 62-foot by 62-foot, 7-foot-tall clear glass labyrinth is comprised of 53 pieces of large glass...
  • The basics: Before renovation, South Intermediate High School, part of Broken Arrow Public Schools in Oklahoma, met largely in portable buildings. The $9.4 million project renovated 9,800 square feet and added approximately 33,700 square feet of space, giving students and teachers the permanent and updated space they needed.Building designers integrated the school’s existing structures with the...
  • The basics: In late 2013, Glas-Pro completed a project at the Prada store on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Highlighting the entrance of the high-end store are two walls of two multi-layered, heavy glass panels. “The thick glass is literally a structural and aesthetic focal point of the store,” says Joe Green, GlasPro president.The players: Owner, Prada; glass supplier, GlasPro; glazing contractor...
  • The basics: On the banks of a stream in Elkhart, Ind., the water pavilion at The Wellfield Botanic Gardens features a slumped glass dome with cast glass details that reflect the gardens’ natural surroundings. The glazing systems needed to be understated to blend with the garden, while at the same time durable enough to withstand high traffic and changing weather. The players: Landscape...
  • The basics: The 300,000-square-foot Central Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport includes a 19-gate passenger concourse with an international arrivals facility, office space for building/airline support, a taxiway/apron and automated people mover, all housed in a three-story glass box outfitted with extensive daylighting and low-E glass to meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental...
  • View various commercial and residential projects featuring specialty—fire-rated, impact and dynamic—glass applications. 
  • The basics: The Scentsy company recently moved onto an expansive new campus in Meridian, Idaho, complete with a 168,000-square-foot, six-story office tower featuring a glass and ACM panel façade. Designed to reflect earth, water, light and air, the office building capitalizes on light, as employees and visitors enjoy expansive outside views on three sides of the building.  The...
  • The basics: Seeking to increase energy efficiency, Apple Education Services, owners of an old elementary school building that now houses the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School in Buffalo, N.Y., chose to replace 460 outdated windows with tilt & turn replacement windows. Manufactured with a bronze exterior color and a white interior, the windows provide the building with a refreshed new...
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