Iconic in its status, the completed Riverside museum has won plaudits from around the world and beat off stiff competition to win the prestigious European museums accolade, the 2012 Micheletti Award.
GLASSOLUTIONS worked closely with the architects at the earliest possible stage to develop the specification for glazing to most effectively translate the concept into reality. Amongst the most important factors was natural lighting and the need to ensure this was optimised in the museum without excessive solar gain. This was coupled with a capability to deliver excellent thermal performance required to meet the building’s overall energy efficiency targets.
These functional requirements applied throughout the building envelope features varying styles of glazing – from expansive clear glass facades with unbroken sightlines, to curved features and more routine window configurations.