AB-AR by Evalam allows to walk through the sky of Madrid

AB-AR allows to walk through the sky of Madrid
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Luxglass Technology, RIU & Nexotur

Date: 11 February 2022

At the Hotel Riu Palza España, a 7 meter long walkway x 1.8 meter wide made of AB-AR laminated glass has been installed at a height of 117 meters from the ground.

At 27 levels high, in one of the most emblematic buildings in Madrid, the “Edificio España”, a historic building considered the first skyscraper in the city and which was originally inaugurated in 1953. It is located in the 'sky bar', baptized with the name 'From Madrid to heaven” and has become an obligatory place to all visitors of the city, which can now be seen from a different perspective: through a totally transparent and completely safe passable glass walkway that provides extreme and unforgettable experience customers without fear of heights.

The dizzying walkway has a length of 7 meters long x 1.8 meters wide. and is suspended 117 meters from the ground, these characteristics required strict security measures, for this reason, AB-AR was chosen and installed. AB-AR is the post-breakage structural interlayer designed to be used in all those applications that require a plus of security, especially for applications in places of public attendance and in walkable floor applications as is the case of the Riu Plaza hotel. AB-AR is an Interlayer with high mechanical resistance performance; especially in states of stability after rupture above 50ºC, which make it the perfect solution in geographical areas where it is common to reach these temperatures for much of the year.

AB-AR allows to walk through the sky of Madrid
Luxglass Technology, RIU & Nexotur

Laminated glass railings with EVALAM Visual and illuminated with LEDs were installed in the sky bar of the Riu Plaza España hotel. These railings allow the visitors to enjoy 360-degree views of the Madrid skyline. Evalam Visual is the perfect solution for open edge glass applications where optics and durability are essential requirements. In addition, Evalam Visual is classified as stiffness family 2 for load cases due to wind gusts loads in Mediterranean areas, situations that, due to the height of the installation, may be more common. This classification complies with the EN ISO 16612:2019-03 standard.

AB-AR allows to walk through the sky of Madrid
Luxglass Technology, RIU & Nexotur

The transforming company LUXGLASS TECHNOLOGY is specialized in advising and developing projects with sustainable glass and curtain walls as well as the design of spaces with low-emissive glass, sustainable and with customization with Led lighting integrated into glass, it was the transforming company of the glasses.

AB-AR allows to walk through the sky of Madrid
Luxglass Technology, RIU & Nexotur

Laminators: Luxglass Technology

Solution for the walkway: AB-AR 1.mm+ Evalam Visual

Solution for railings: Evalam Visual + LED

Pictures: Luxglass Technology, RIU & Nexotur

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