The challenge was to construct a functional yet prestigious office building with high-quality workstations. In addition, external sun protection solutions were not viable because they would detract from the clean, elegant aesthetic the customer was seeking.
In terms of the façade, the desired look was a flush transition from the window areas to the opaque aluminum sandwich system and to implement continuous horizontal and vertical joints. This called for an innovative sun protection solution and extreme precision. Eliminating glare was also important because this is the key to enabling more efficient and – in turn – more cost-effective use of office spaces. In addition, the façade had to be constructed as quickly as possible but still to a high standard of quality.
With its electrochromic coating, SageGlass is able to change tint automatically. This means that the level of natural daylight can be controlled on a scale ranging from typical, fully clear glass to just 1% of visible light coming through. The design team chose SageGlass because it eliminated the need for an additional external solar control system, as the glass itself provides solar control. 354 SageGlass panels were installed in the building to create a façade that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
LOCATION: Graben-Neudorf, Germany
CLIENT: HeKa Herzog GmbH, windows, doors, and façades
HEIGHT OF BUILDING: 15.05 m
ARCHITECT: Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen Dipl. Ing. FH Josef Bieringer
FACADE CONTRACTOR: HeKa Herzog GmbH, windows, doors, and façades
NUMBER OF SQUARE METERS: 400 m² SageGlass
What we have in SageGlass is a visionary future technology, particularly when it is combined with a functional office building – of that we are thoroughly convinced.
Hans Dieter HerzogCEO of HeKa