Do not miss our special. Click here


Glass Industry News

Nordic Exposure to high-rise construction

, GPD

The 16th Glass Performance Conference June 26-28th 2019 has registered record-number of some 230 abstracts for expert presentations and workshops. The 20 workshops are part of the total program and the high-rise module continues its recent success with expectations of some 160 attendants. This special seminar is held in Espoo Otaniemi, nearby our capital city in unique Alvar Aalto’s designed university building. The other Conference programs are based in Tampere. The high-rise seminar is arranged in conjunction with the Aalto University and coordinated by professor, architect Kimmo Lintula and Peter Smithson, BG&E Facades Pty Limited.

"High-rise construction is becoming increasingly popular in urban areas in the Nordic region where construction previously was more horizontal than vertical, remarks Mr. Kimmo Lintula . The popularity of city development and the rising prices of properties are strong drivers of this development. Nordic conditions take their toll on buildings and logistics and the same applies to the requirement of operational efficiency and energy-saving in particularly. Keeping the cold and heat out and the heat in winter times puts glass construction before special challenges, Mr. Lintula remarks. These are the issues we address at the high-rise seminar. Hence the name – Nordic Exposure."

The high-rise seminar has attracted a very prominent group of speakers from different parts of the world.  

"From a Nordic viewpoint a central issue is how to create outstanding architecture for the Nordic environment based on globally available design and technology, says Mr. Kimmo Lintula."

Peter Smithson of BGH&E Facades Pty of Australia teams up with Mr. Lintula as coordinator of the seminar. The program includes Tim Leslie of Bates Smart Architects presenting an architect´s Design Review with cases from Australia and the cold climate new Australian Embassy in Washington. Andreas Hiersemenzel of HAS Façade Consultants presents a facade consultant´s technical review of High-Rise Facades today with case studies including cold-climate Mongolia. Michael Barlow of Urbis Planners deals with the subject of sustainable cities, a presentation well in line with the GPD Master Theme Smart construction.

Glass Appearances – Expressions of a Material

The City of Hamburg has a new eye catcher in the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, a combination of new-building and modernization. Architect Stefan Goeddertz from Herzog & de Meuron shares his enthusiasm of glass as a material:

"Glass is one of the oldest artificial building materials. It´s under constant development, research which makes glass one of the most advanced building g materials. Working with glass needs detailed knowledge about its aesthetical and technical parameters. The Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall of Hamburg shows glass in different applications and expressions – flat and curved, various coatings, printings. The seminar presentation shows these expressions in the context of the parameters, design intent, development and production."

The magnitude of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall glass applications can be exemplified with some impressive facts. The building envelope consists of some 1100 glass elements that reflect the sky and mirror the environment. The reflection effect of the glass façade is over 50 % while the penetration is a mere four per cent.  The total surface area of glass for the Elbphilharmonie is 22,000 square meters. A curved, 80 meter long escalator leads into the building and opens a city view through a glass panorama. A new facility, The Plaza, located at 37 meters height, combines the parts of the building.

High-rise seminar speaker Professor Stephen Selkowitz of Laurence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA will present scientific views on Smart Glazing and its latest test results in laboratory and practice.

The complete program of the High-rise seminar is published enclosed and can be accessed via link: https://gpd.fi/events/gpd-finland-2019/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/03/High-rise_a4_03152019.pdf

, GPD

News material on the Site is copyright and belongs to the Company or to its third party news provider, and all rights are reserved. Any User who accesses such material may do so only for its own personal use, and the use of such material is at the sole risk of the User. Redistribution or other commercial exploitation of such news material is expressly prohibited. Where such news material is provided by a third party, each User agrees to observe and be bound by the specific terms of use applying to such news material. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the info contained in any news or external websites referred to in the news.

Should the content or the design of these sites violate third parties rights or legal prescriptions, we kindly ask you to send us a respective message without invoice or cost. We guarantee that passages where the claim is considered as justified will be removed immediately, without any necessity to involve any lawyer into this issue. We will reject any claim caused by submission of a honorary note in this regard without any prior contact and confirmation of the issueby us and we reserve the right ssue counter claim ourselves because of violation of aforesaid conditions.



Info Grid

Glass studies

Updated worldwide glass study 2020

plants.glassglobal.com

Updated hollow glass study 2020

Request more information

Updated float glass study 2020

Request more information

Company Profile



Updated worldwide glass market study 2020 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2020.

This unique software provides a global overview about glass producers and technical details. Easy to use and clear tables summarize information and data about glass makers such as: Glass types: flat glass, container glass, tableware, production capacities in regions and countries, number of furnaces, furnace types, year of construction, glass types and sub-types, products, project information, special news and downloads.

Further databases supplying demoscopic data and import and export data complete the market survey. Based on these data, prepare individual country profiles with information about local production capacities, local market sizes and expected demand in the future.

Request your offer via plants.glassglobal.com.

Updated Hollow glass study 2020

X

Updated Float glass study 2020

X