Glass for Shopping Centres

The Blue City is touted to be the biggest shopping mall in Poland.

Topping 55m over an area of 207,300 m2, it is the country’s largest mixed-use asset.  Glass for shopping centres has been put to incredible use at the Blue City, reflecting the many shades of this  versatile material. Located 3kms from the Central Business District, the mall is known for its distinct design and open spaces.

Nicknamed ‘the city within a city’, Blue City boasts of 200 retail shops, a three-star hotel, an entertainment center, supermarkets, an interior design store, a medical clinic and a car showroom.  Glass for shopping centres is well evident all over the place, creating an element of elegance and sophistication. There are a total of 2356 parking spaces, spread over the multi-level, underground and outdoor space.

Designed by Architect Vahap Toy of the Epit Co. Ltd., the main atrium highlights a fountain that spouts water up to 26 meters. It is decorated with a whopping 2 million mosaic plates. The architects have used Saint-Gobain’s tempered, comfort glass ‘SGG Cool-LITE PB 135‘, which is the perfect glass for shopping centres.

SGG Cool-LITE is a solar control glass that helps in energy saving and economizes the use of air-conditioning. Hence it is an ideally suited glass for shopping centres, where a combination of high level of light transmission and low solar factor is needed. At the Blue City, needless to say, the blue shade of SGG Cool-LITE was used.

Blue City has the distinction of having the widest corridors among all the malls in Warsaw. Unlike its counterparts, it is reputed for its open spaces that are bestowed with abundant natural light. This has been made possible with the prudent use of glass for shopping centres, bringing together style with sensibility and form with function.

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Date: 9 September 2015
Source: www.architecture.in.saint-gobain-glass.com

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