SCHOTT TIKANA<sup>®</sup> - Palace of Tears in Berlin, Germany
TIKANA®  Palace of Tears, Berlin / Germany, Architects: Bollinger + Fehlig Architekten GmbH

The Project

The Team

The Material

The architect Hosrt Lüderitz had designed the “customs clearance building” to be a pavilion flooded with light. The aim of the Berlin authorities for the preservation of historic buildings and the architectural firm Bollinger + Fehlig Architekten in renovating the building was to preserve and restore the character of the building as authentically as possible.
Architects
Bollinger + Fehlig Architekten GmbH, Berlin

Processors
Lichtbogen GmbH, Berlin

Glass manufacturer
SCHOTT
The restoration glass TIKANA® met the demands of the authorities for historic buildings, since it was the only product that closely resembles the historic, slightly irregular glass used in the early 1960s.

The Project

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The architect Hosrt Lüderitz had designed the “customs clearance building” to be a pavilion flooded with light. The aim of the Berlin authorities for the preservation of historic buildings and the architectural firm Bollinger + Fehlig Architekten in renovating the building was to preserve and restore the character of the building as authentically as possible. This included using large glass surfaces that have the same type of slightly irregular structure that was typical for the production processes used in the 1960s.
Furthermore, the project planners wanted these glass panes to offer special lighting properties that would prevent the room from overheating as a result of sunlight.

The Team

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Architects
Bollinger + Fehlig Architekten GmbH, Berlin

Processors
Lichtbogen GmbH, Berlin

Glass manufacturer
SCHOTT

The Material

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In addition, SCHOTT was the only company capable of producing these glass panes in the required thickness of six millimeters and the dimensions needed. For example, the project called for model panes of up to 2,794 mm in height.

To meet the requirements of thermal insulation, TIKANA® was used on the inside and then combined with a float glass pane that features a heat insulation coating.