Covered in nearly 30,000m2 of glass, Commercial Bay certainly relies heavily on the material. This video sees Woods Glass explain the engineering feat behind one particularly impressive feature of the building: the virtually structure-less glass canopy hanging over the entrance to the lobby.
The ground floor entry to the Commercial Bay tower on Customs Street West is made almost entirely of glass, appearing to have hardly anything holding it up. Precinct Properties CEO Scott Pritchard calls it, “truly a remarkable experience”.
Pritchard adds, “From a design perspective, what you set out to do is create these moments that people stop and go, wow that’s incredible. To achieve that, you need the best design team and you also need the best people to be able to deliver the type of product that we want to deliver.”
Watch the video to learn more about creating this first of its kind project:
Video courtesy of Woods Glass