Steel & Glass
Steel and glass façades combine steel framing and glass panels to create a modern and prestigious building exterior. Steel provides strong and durable structural support, while glass allows for natural light and an unobstructed view of the surrounding environment.
Steel and glass façades are versatile design elements that can be retrofitted for smaller structures, offering a variety of design options such as spider systems, stainless steel rods, tension cables, glass mullions, point fixing bolts, and loop connections.
Benefits and Features
Steel and glass façades are a popular choice for modern skyscrapers. Steel was once reserved for the exterior of large, prestigious buildings, but its image has transformed in recent years.
New fabrication techniques and a growing emphasis on sustainable design have increased the popularity of steel and glass facades, not only in new constructions but also in refurbishments and extensions of existing buildings. The combination of steel with other materials like concrete, masonry, or timber can create new design options. Steel is an ideal choice for facade structures with technical functions, such as shading or electromagnetic shielding. The material’s properties, durability, and life-cycle costs play an important role in the calculations of sustainability and certification systems, which are gaining importance. The combination of steel and glass creates a distinctive allure that endures over time due to its durability and long life-cycle.