Left: At the Royal Olympic luxury hotel in Athens, one can look inside and out without annoying reflections, thanks to Amiran®.
Right: The international office furniture maker Nurus had its display rooms in Istanbul fitted with 80 square meters of Amiran®.
(Photo left: E. Georgouleas)
Pyran® with a star
When it comes to the use of fire resistant Pyran® glass inside the spectacular Mercedes-Benz Museum that opened in Stuttgart, Germany, in May of 2006, the highest demands for both technology and design had to be met. The architecture of the aluminum-silver building that rises up 48 meters sets standards. The Dutch architects around Ben van Berkel selected the shamrock ribbon, an infinite figure, as the point of origin. Mercedes comes to life inside, both as a brand and a legend.
In the light of the 700,000 visitors expected each year, safety is also of importance for this collection of milestones in the history of the automobile. Pyran® S was selected to perform the challenging glazing inside the museum, in part as glass that prevents falling. This fire resistant glass retains its transparency, even under severe thermal stress. The design was equally challenging. The Pyran® glazing 50 meters in length between »Round Tour of the Legend« and the event area was executed as a frameless butt joint construction without any disturbing pillars. Screen printing was then applied to enhance its appearance.
Left down: 50 meters of Pyran® fire protective glazing at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart.
Left at the top: The 40 meter high atrium of the German luxury hotel »Intercontinental« in Düsseldorf is equipped with Pyran® fire protection glass.
Right: More than 1,100 fiber optic light points immerse the reliefs and sculptures at the cathedral in Reims in soft light and bring out every impressive detail.
(Photo left down: D. Rebmann, Photo right: Cegelec)
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