Guardian Glass Project: Cutty Sark

Guardian Glass Project: Cutty Sark
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©Steven Scrivens

Date: 2 November 2020

Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral (SN) 40/23 was chosen for the fully glazed façade of the museum, which was designed by Grimshaw Architects.

The Cutty Sark is the last surviving tea clipper vessel. Her remarkable story is evidence of the importance of sea-trade to the UK and to the growth of London as the world’s pre-eminent port and trading centre. Built as a tea clipper, where speed to market was critical, it is the combination of sail and hull form which gave Cutty Sark her edge.

The dry berth was created in the 1950s, and purpose built in mass concrete to house the vessel when she was brought to Greenwich from Shadwell Basin. The ship was floated down the Thames, and manoeuvered into the berth before the end was sealed and the water drained to allow her to rest on the berth’s floor.

Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral (SN) 40/23 was chosen for the fully glazed façade of the museum, which was designed by Grimshaw Architects. Guardian SunGuard SN 40/23 combines high natural light transmission while providing energy savings’ possibility  through solar protection and thermal insulation. With a neutral transmitted and reflected colour, the glass has a sophisticated appearance that is ideal for fully glazed facades and which helps to keep visitors comfortable all year round.

Cutty Sark
©Steven Scrivens

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

CITY: London

ARCHITECT: Grimshaw Architects

CLADDER: Seele

PRODUCT: SunGuard® SN 40/23

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