01 product description
The glass "Cube" in the new Spanish financial centre near Madrid is 21.6 metres high and 30 metres wide - a cube shaped bank lobby, designed by the architect Alfonso Millanes Mato. Inside, trees up to twelve metres high throw dynamic shadows and provide a pleasant room climate. The facade has been constructed without any framework structures for the glazing itself. Instead, a so-called "space frame system" is used, which connects the structural glazing facade to a filigree support structure made of steel. The protection of the lobby from the intense Spanish sun is ensured by around 3,500 square metres of ipasol solar control glass.
All pictures: The Cube, Madrid, Spain
Architect: Alfonso Millanes Mato
02 Technical Data
The solar control glass ipasol neutral 48/27 was used for the cube's sides - it ensures neutral transparency, lots of daylight and a high degree of solar control, all at the same time. Due to the low total solar energy transmittance (g value = 27 percent according to EN 410), the interior heats up only to a minor degree even during strong solar irradiation - this reduces the requirement for air-conditioning. Nevertheless, the solar control glass has a relatively high daylight transmittance (tL = 48 percent). In winter, the Ug value of 1.1 W/m²K (according to EN 673) provides effective insulation.
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