Renovation of Berlin’s Tränenpalast
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For more than 125 years the SCHOTT technology group has developed and produced special glass, special materials, components and systems with the goal of sustainably improving people's living and working conditions. The company's technological and business expertise is closely tied to its sense of social and ecological responsibility.
The group's primary markets are the home appliance industry, pharmaceuticals, solar energy, architecture, electronics, optics and automotives. With more than 40 production and distribution sites all over the world, SCHOTT is always accessible to its customers. 17,000 employees generated app. 2.88 billion euros in global turnover in the 2010/2011 fiscal year.
In addition to products for the energetic use of buildings, the SCHOTT Architecture unit offers architects and designers a large selection of anti-reflective, mirrored and decorative glass for interior and outdoor use based on the company's many years of experience and expertise with special glasses and technology. The company also offers fire resistant glass. Another area of focus is on lighting solutions: from refined room lighting with lighted ceilings to targeted lighting effects in high quality display cases. These solutions are unique thanks to the combination of energy-efficient LEDs with long-lasting fiber optic components.
The employees at SCHOTT Architecture work closely with architects and designers as part of their daily creative work. Project-related solutions in the form of innovative developments and special glass processing options are the product of this cooperation. The main focus is on interior/interior design, solar architecture and facades with functional and decorative products, as well as museums and exhibition areas.