Glaverbel glass used in the new ING head office: a feat of original architecture

On 16 September, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands inaugurated the new head office of ING, the Dutch banking group.

Both adventurous and complicated, this original architectural design ? in which glass plays a vital role ? called on all the Glaverbel Group's might and production resources, as well as its technological expertise.

The building is 10 storeys high and set on 16 V-shaped columns. Its futuristic design can be seen from Amsterdam's A10 ring road. Its facades, adorned with insulating glass units, are enveloped in a transparent external double skin of point-fixed structural glazing which reinforces the heat insulation and soundproofing of the 10,000 m² of 15mm and 19mm toughened and toughened laminated glass. In total, 66 tonnes of metal structures were needed to fix in place the 280 tonnes of glass consisting of 3,320 different sheets. Glass has been used elsewhere in the building, notably for the 500m² roof in Stopray Selva 50/27 solar control glass, for the auditorium equipped with Planibel Top insulating sealed units and for laminated glass flooring for areas reserved for management areas.

Involved in the project since 1998, Glaverned, the Group's sales office in the Netherlands, has been coordinating manufacturing at several Glaverbel sites, including Pieterman Hardglas (NL), Vertal and IVB (FR), while Meijdenberg Groep (NL) has overseen the delivery and installation of the glass.

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