Eastman Announces World of Color Awards Winners

Glass Magazine
July 14, 2014

Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, announced the winners of the third Vanceva World of Color Awards. The international competition honors architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals who have demonstrated innovative and liberal use of Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2013. Photographs of the winning projects can be viewed online at www.worldofcolorawards.com and will also be showcased at the company’s stand at glasstec 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

A celebrated international jury reviewed a worldwide portfolio of architectural project submissions and judged projects on the creative use of glass with laminated color interlayers, aesthetics, and degree of attention paid to the overall benefits and technology of laminated glass.

The winner for the Exterior Division was Le Claustra de Daniel Buren. French conceptual artist Daniel Buren creates a stunning visual art installation on the esplanade in front of the Gare Centrale de TOURS in France. The Claustra is a huge open screen, seven meters high and twenty meters wide, with 3,000 pieces of Vanceva colored glass, and was commissioned to improve the image of the city and the TOURS line. As a permanent work of art, the use of laminated glass provides the weather and time resistance needed to easily maintain the vibrancy and beauty of this contemporary outdoor installation. Low-iron glass provides an extra-clear sightline into the vibrant blues, yellow and reds used in the design. The architects on the project were Daniel BUREN, RCP Design Global and Via composites. The glass laminator was Macocco.

The Interior Division Winner was Arize Hotel Sukhumvit by Aroz of Design Co. Ltd. For the reception area at the Arize Hotel Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand, the architects wanted to make a stunning first impression. They created a dramatic, illuminated blue glass ceiling that leads guests into the reception area. Using a "Pollo" glass, they were able to create the mood of modernism and relaxation in the reception zone with the unique pattern and color. The deep blue sea tone was created from using two layers of Vanceva Sapphire colored interlayer. The resulting effect is one of modern, unparalleled luxury in the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities. The architect was Aroz of Design Co. Ltd, and the glass laminator was Thaitechno Glass Co. Ltd. (BSG Glass).