Pilkington Planar™ glazing has been used to construct a full-height wall for a new office building at an online gaming software business in the Isle of Man.
Microgaming’s new headquarters in the Isle of Man’s capital, Douglas, will feature the wall, which measures twenty-five metres tall and spans nine metres wide, as a striking focal point for the building.
As well as providing state-of-the-art office facilities for employees, the new building also includes a roof terrace, a canteen and coffee bar, a gym and a gallery space.
Working closely with designers at Pilkington and IOCHRE, the team developed a bespoke tension structure to support the wall of glazing, which was installed by structural glazing specialist OJ Taffinder.
Ollie Taffinder, managing director at installer OJ Taffinder, said: “We needed a system that would allow us to create a large, clear façade for the front of the building, without using bulky and unsightly framing.
“The tension structure is an evolution of more traditional rigid steel structures and provides a very elegant appearance, similar to that which can be achieved with glass fins.
“The clean lines and low profile of the stainless-steel bolts used by the Pilkington Planar™ system finish the design perfectly, delivering an almost uninterrupted wall of glass.”
Phil Savage, commercial contracts sales manager at Pilkington, added: “This is another project that shows off the capabilities of the Pilkington Planar™ system in terms of creating an almost uninterrupted wall of glazing.
“It also demonstrates the ability of our advanced coatings to deliver high levels of energy performance, even in those spaces that are enclosed by large areas of glass.”
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