Saint-Gobain supplied 50,000 sq. m of glazing for the new ParisCourt of First Instance building that will open on April 16, 2018. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and built by Bouygues, and standing at 160 meters, it is the largest law courts building in Europe and a model of ecodesign.
The challenge for Saint-Gobain was to combine the high level of aesthetic and environmental performance requirements. With a floor area 62,000 sq. m over 38 levels, the building has been awarded France’s BBC (low energy consumption building) label and boasts an energy consumption half that of the most recent towers built in the city’s La Défense business district.
The Saint-Gobain multi-function glazing provides occupants with optimum comfort: acoustic and thermal insulation, solar control, fire protection and aesthetic appeal thanks to the screen-printed designs. It combines neutral, clear glass that reflects heat outward and thermal double-glazing inside. The partitions and doors which are also glazed have specific functions, such as visual privacy for the court rooms and offices, together with fire protection, noise insulation and security.
The Court’s crystalline façades and garden terraces rise high into the Parisian sky providing the Grand Paris metropolis with its first emblematic project.
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