Saint-Gobain has announced the release of SageGlass Harmony®, the world’s most elegant dynamic glass, which was chosen as the glazing of choice for The Millennium in Crissier, Switzerland.
Unveiled for the first time at the recent Glasstec exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, Harmony is a unique glazing solution for building owners and designers looking to enhance the occupant experience by maximising visual and thermal comfort.
Full production of SageGlass Harmony will begin early in the third quarter of 2019.
Unlike other solar management solutions that compromise aesthetics and impede views, Harmony dynamic glass provides daylight, heat and glare management, while maintaining a natural and seamless connection to the outdoors.
SageGlass LightZone was the first dynamic glazing to allow for in-pane tinting to precisely control the source of uncomfortable heat and glare while providing optimal lighting conditions.
However, LightZone has defined lines between tinted and clear areas of the glass – Harmony improves on this by delivering a gradual in-pane tint transition from fully clear to fully tinted.
The result is a glazing that affords a more seamless connection with the outdoors while still providing optimised daylight, coloir rendering, heat and glare control.
Alan McLenaghan, SageGlass CEO, commented: “Harmony represents the best glass technology evolution ever produced in our dynamic glazing portfolio. It represents a near perfect balance between the performance and aesthetic goals a solar control and glazing solution needs to deliver.”
Millennium is motivated by a very bold goal: to empower their occupants by providing the best place to create, share and live their lives at work.
Recognising superior places demand ample access to natural light and views, The Millennium provides all 1,500 workplaces with sweeping views of the Geneva lakeside across its curved facade.
They opted for SageGlass Harmony to deliver the singular, innovative occupant experience that is at the heart of their mission.
Martin Schlienger, from The Millennium project team, commented: “Every product we select for our building needs to be an expression our commitment to delivering only the very best. This was especially important for our glazing selection, since it is such a significant and visible part of our design.
“Harmony both embodies that commitment and will deliver to our occupants an unparalleled level of comfort and connection to the outdoors.”
Delivering on its bold goal demands creating one of the most advanced, connected and tech enabled working environments in the world, everything at Millennium will be connected to the cloud and managed via smartphone apps, from conference rooms to concierge services.
In this smart building, the elevators will even know when you’ve entered the building and be ready to take you to your floor – the glazing needed to be just as smart.
Martin Schlienger commented: “Harmony is integrated into our Cloud service as an Internet of Things (IoT) device and is also driven by Siemens Building Management System, allowing us to ensure we’re consistently delivering an optimised indoor environment for a superior occupant experience.”
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