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Structural Glass Facade

Glazing facade, serving as entrance to Oval Business Center | IGU segmented panels glazing | 10 meters height expansion | No metallic supportive members | Glass columns pinned to glazing | Interior: oval-shaped glass staircases, glass to glass connected

Size: 390 sqm

Architects aspire to create entirely transparent facades and eliminate supporting structures in aluminium or steel.

When glass is the main material, no glimmer of light will go unnoticed.

ΗΕΧΑΝΟΜ offers the possibility to do it frameless glass facades with an all-glass design.

This type of construction eliminates steel or aluminium studs. Instead, structural glass facades use transparent reinforcing elements – self-supporting vertical glass poles that extend from floor to ceiling. They have extremely thin cross-sections and are very rigid.

One of the entrances in the Marina Twin Towers in Lusail City, State of Qatar, is concealed by the glazing façade. It covers the entrance to the oval offices. In the HEXANOM structure of 390 sqm., the IGU glazing panels are segmented, forming an oval shape and they are expanding to 10 meters in height. No metal components support this glass structure since glass columns pinned to the glazing serve as its supports. In the interior, an oval-shaped glass staircase is visible from the exterior, which also is glass to glass connected.

HEXANOM system delivers a contemporary solution for modern architecture. The system provides architects with the freedom to design self-supporting transparent glass walls with greater flexibility.

In HEXANOM, even complex geometries can be achieved with glass concluding to maximum transparency in minimal glass facades.

Today, architects worldwide are re-approaching the use of free-form shapes. Fluid Structures are inspired by nature. This trend stems from a desire to give the world more structures inspired by natural shapes and have less to do with functional forms.
These structures would not have come true if architects had not dared to think beyond linear shapes.
Aesthetic needs are easily met using state-of-the-art HEXANOM engineering design applications.