glass cladding / painted / panel / decorative
FIELDS OF GOLD AT SENSOR CITY
Sensor City, a collaborative venture of the University of Liverpool, John Moores University and the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, brings together academia and business to create the first University Enterprise Zone in Liverpool. The building’s purpose is sensor technology — studying, building and expanding sensor systems and applications.
Inspired by the building’s intended use, designer Julian Stock, with the help of the architectural firm of IBI Group Inc. could evoke the intrigue of sensor technology on the building’s façade, using a double skin architectural glass curtain wall made of laminated glass containing Saflex® Structural PVB interlayer.
Saflex Structural was selected for this project for numerous reasons. As a testament of its structural integrity, glass panels laminated with Saflex Structural offer very high wind load resistance of 3.7 kPa. It was the preferred product choice that could deliver structural performance in combination with colored interlayers to bring to life the designer’s colorful artistic vision. Saflex Structural was paired with Vanceva® Colors PVB interlayers for installation in the exterior applications with open edges exposed continuously to the changing environmental conditions of Liverpool, England.
Novum Structures UK, the engineering façade maker for Sensor City, was instrumental in the decision to use Saflex Structural with Vanceva because they had used both previously on a major project in London with great results.