A World of Glass

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Discover the new uses of glass in architecture and the latest futuristic designs in glass buildings

Glass is a fantastic multi-functional material. It helps to protect from injuries, from the heat, the cold, the wind, the noise. It can take various appearances, from the most vivid color to the most neutral one. It can reflect the surroundings of a building to create a mirage-like structure or become virtually invisible to offer an extraordinary visual experience.

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Technical Challenges of Glass for Megatall Buildings

Glass for megatall buildings (i.e. skyscrapers over 600 metres high) often tends to be taken for granted in terms of its technical functions. Yet the high-tech, high strength glazing that covers today’s megatall buildings – such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – is as important to the building’s performance as the steel and concrete inside it.

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