The complex requirements for museum glazing
von | Oct 23, 2009

In museum buildings, it is customary to use clear glass that is very low in iron oxide to make certain that the art works are illuminated by a light of unadulterated color. This is also the case at Brandhorst Museum in Munich the architectural studio Sauerbruch Hutton designed as a museum that relied purely on daylight.

Moreover, the glazing needed to be breakproof and to be equipped with alarm spider wraps, solar protection coatings and sound insulation. From among the various panes that met the demand profile, the soundproof GEWE-therm® ‘warm-edge' system delivered light that left colors as true as possible. The builders used this Schollglas product for all aluminum post-and-beam constructions of the façade windows. The heat insulation glazing optimizes the transition between the glass and the frame and thus helps to improve the UW value by up to 0.1 W/m²K.

In this way structure supports Sauerbruch Hutton's ambitious energy concept, which envisages a reduction of thermal energy by 50 per cent compared to comparable buildings.