Saint-Gobain glass clads the Louis Vuitton Foundation
Designed by the architect Frank Gehry, the Louis Vuitton Foundation building in Paris (France) dedicated to contemporary art is in part equipped with Saint-Gobain glass. For the facades, 3,500 square meters of Saint-Gobain Glass (Innovative Materials) glazing was processed by Glassolutions CZ in Brno (Czech Republic).
In particular, extra-clear SGG DIAMANT glass allows visitors to fully enjoy the Jardin d’Acclimatation gardens surrounding the edifice. In the auditorium, CLIMAPLUS SILENCE double-glazing ensures acoustic comfort. For the roof, a combination of extra-clear SGG DIAMANT glass, low-e SGG PLANITHERM glass and solar-control SGG COOL-LITE SKN 172 glass screen-printed by Glassolutions (Netherlands) provides optimum solar control. In all, more than 2,000 glass panels were delivered, of which 1,600 varying in shape and size: a real exploit in terms of production and logistics. In addition, 1,100 square meters of Vetrotech Saint- Gobain fire-protection glass, with fire-retardant ratings of up to 60 and 90 minutes, contributes to the building’s safety.