Glass Industry News

SageGlass, Saint-Gobain’s dynamic glazing, is set to feature in the Belvédère – the incredible events space in the France Pavilion at Expo Dubai.

, SageGlass

The expo will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) between October 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022. The main theme of the event is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, with three key subthemes: Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility.

The France Pavilion, opposite the Emirates Pavilion in the Mobility Zone, will serve as an outstanding showcase for French excellence and savoir-faire. It will also illustrate France’s commitment to creating the future through political, economic, cultural and social action and initiatives. 

The Compagnie Française des Expositions (Cofrex), the project owner of the France Pavilion, has selected Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass dynamic glazing to feature among the French innovations in the Pavilion. This smart glazing tints and clears automatically or on demand to control sunlight and prevent glare and excess heat – a hot topic in the warm desert climate of Dubai. According to Erik Linquier, Cofrex CEO and General Commissioner for France at Expo 2020 Dubai: “The architectural theme of the France Pavilion is ‘Light, Enlightenment’. Light will be presented in a variety of different forms throughout the exhibit, creating a unique experience where light is a source of deflection as well as reflection. SageGlass smart glazing is wholly in keeping with this theme, and the Pavilion will be a perfect place to showcase this innovation from Saint-Gobain.”

SageGlass automatically regulates the amount of light and heat entering the space using sensors placed in different areas of the facade – a feature that persuaded the project’s architects, Atelier du Prado and Celnikier & Grabli Architectes, to incorporate this state-of-the-art glazing into the Pavilion. Jean-Luc Perez, founding architect at the Atelier du Prado, weighs in: “SageGlass stays transparent even when it’s fully tinted. This helps keep visitors connected to the outside world and makes their surroundings more comfortable, as it significantly reduces heat influx to the Pavilion.”

Alain Garnier, Director of Sales and Business Development for Saint-Gobain SageGlass Middle East, sums it up: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work on this high-profile project with all the key players involved. Our SageGlass smart glazing is ideal for this project, reducing the building’s energy consumption while adapting to conditions outdoors. Taking these aspects of building design into account made it simpler to implement. The smart facade market segment is really taking off in the region, and we’re seeing a huge increase in take-up of dynamic glazing solutions like SageGlass.”

, © SageGlass

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 2021

Updated hollow glass study 2021

Request more information

Updated float glass study 2021

Request more information

Further glass market studies

Request more information

Company Profile

Updated worldwide glass market study 2021 available now for flat, container glass and tableware

We have updated our international studies on flat glass, container glass and tableware for 2021.

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

Updated Hollow glass study 2021


Updated Float glass study 2021


Further glass studies and reports 2021