Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Date: 20 October 2021
Source: www.eyrise.com
Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade
Photo source
www.eyrise.com

Date: 20 October 2021

Eyrise has used liquid crystal technology to provide benefits during the day and at night.

The dynamic glass specialist has partnered with AVUS Tribüne to glaze a new event centre that forms the centrepiece of a repurposed racetrack grandstand overlooking the A115 autobahn in Berlin, providing instant solar shading during the day while protecting drivers from distracting outward shining interior light at night.

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Previously known as the AVUS (Automobile Traffic and Practice Road), the A115 was originally designed as a test track for the latest advances in auto engineering by companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Opel and Auto-Union (now Audi). Opened in 1921, time trials were held here until 1999, and on non-race days the road was open to the public for a fee. Considered to be the world's first toll motorway, the road is now used by 34 million vehicles each year.

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Built in 1936 for race officials and spectators, the AVUS Tribüne, or grandstand, which fell into disrepair after racing ceased, has recently reopened as a media company headquarters following its renovation.

“The Tribüne lies less than 50cm from busy traffic, so its facade needs to be able to withstand a variety of challenges including extreme noise, traffic distraction, suction and compressed air forces,” said Hamid Djadda, owner of AVUS Tribüne. “The structure is also a listed historic monument so conventional glass and mechanical blinds were not permitted by the local authorities, and it was only by using Eyrise’s innovative glass technology that the project could succeed. We have been able to create a striking piece of architecture which gives visitors a unique viewpoint over the motorway, while ensuring the safety of drivers.”

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Eyrise designed a bespoke glazing solution for the facade. 93 panels have been installed to encase the 226m2 glass structure of AVUS Tribüne’s event centre, each comprising four separate panes bonded together to form an insulating glass unit. As transparent dynamic glass would have been unsuitable, the outer pane was etched to create a matt surface that eliminates the blinding reflection from car lights and sun, while a screen-printed pattern was integrated into the inner pane, creating a slightly opaque digital ‘curtain’ effect that reduces light disturbance to motorway users.

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

“The AVUS was conceived as a place to introduce ground-breaking innovations, and this continues today with the use of advanced facade technology in the renovation of its grandstand,” said Celine Glipa, CEO of Eyrise. “After years of neglect, the unique vision of the owner has breathed new life into this iconic Berlin landmark.”

AVUS Tribüne was named as a listed historic monument in 1995.

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade

600450 Eyrise transforms historic Berlin landmark with dynamic glass facade glassonweb.com

Others also read

A pair of gleaming glass-clad towers, Amazon’s second headquarters are not only reshaping the Arlington skyline, but also generously contributing to the neighborhood with its open-to-the-public ground-floor lobbies and adjacent Metropolitan Park renovation and expansion.
The 11th edition of Big 5 Construct South Africa opens at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg
Royal Jaarbeurs has announced a new biennial trade event in spring 2025 for the European facade industry: Future Facade.
AIA will host the premier event for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry in Washington, D.C. June 5-8.
At the centre of this project is the use of OKALUX's innovative KAPILUX W glass.
Norea Capital becomes a shareholder of Stekar, a Quebec-based leader in architectural systems made of glass, aluminium, or mixed materials for building facades.

Add new comment

From industry

2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Auburn , MI 48611
United States

Via Del Lavoro Snc
64023 Mosciano Sant’Angelo TE
Italy

İçmeler Mah. D-100 Karayolu Cad. No:44A,
34947 Tuzla,/İstanbul
Turkey

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Guardian Glass North America
Horn Glass Industries
Wenfrod Glass Processing Co. (Tempered Glass Factory Turkey)
SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS
Rider Glass Company Limited