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Edgetech’s world-renowned Super Spacer® has been integrated into the window units of thousands of striking and ambitious buildings around the globe – including dozens of stunning art galleries and museums.
The Twist is part gallery, part bridge and part sculpture – a 1,000 square-metre landmark that spans the Randsleva River in the Norwegian forest.
Ten quadruple-glazed insulating glass units make up the building’s structural façade, with the free-form units having been manufactured using Super Spacer® TriSeal™. A PVB film blocks the UV radiation to shield the priceless artworks within from sunlight.
Also located in Norway is the Salmon Eye – a giant, four-floor floating art installation, designed to educate visitors about the vital importance of sustainable fishing.
The structure’s ellipsoidal shape is modelled on a salmon’s eye, with the outer layer made of 9,250 stainless steel plates designed to imitate a fish’s shimmering skin.
The installation weighs an incredible 1,256 tonnes, making extensive use of curved and laminated safety glass units created with Super Spacer® TriSeal™ Flex.
Meanwhile, the Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in the Swiss mountains aims to tell the story of the country’s long tradition of watchmaking. The building takes the form of a glass double helix which is embedded into the landscape and has the appearance of a giant watch spring. It consists of an all-glass curved facade, a 470-tonne green steel roof, and a striking sunshade louvre fashioned from untreated brass.
Regularly exposed to temperatures of well below -20°C, the triple-glazed insulating glass, manufactured with Super Spacer® TriSeal™ Flex in black, has been engineered to achieve incredible U Values of just 0.5 W/(m²K).
Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson comments: “Whether in the Swiss mountains, Norway’s arctic climate, or the hot deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, Super Spacer® TriSeal™ has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to easily withstand the toughest weather conditions to offer outstanding overall performance.
“For us, it’s immensely gratifying to see our products help make some of the most architecturally ambitious buildings in the world a reality.
“This is especially the case when the structures themselves are just as impressive as the artworks they were designed to contain.
“As architects continue to strive to push the boundaries of what is possible, Edgetech’s products will continue to enable them bring their visions to life”.
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