Guardian Glass Project: Die Welle

Die Welle
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Die Welle (German for ‘The Wave’) is an S-shaped building in the heart of Vienna.

The building was designed as an extension of the Raiffeisen Zentralbank, and had to fit in the relatively small, oddly shaped space left between the main building and the surrounding environment.

Architect Hans Hollein took the challenge to heart, transforming the empty space into an opportunity to design a building that adapts beautifully to its surroundings.

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The seven-storey building looks like it is floating above the streets thanks to its S shape and its appealing blue façade, made with Guardian SunGuard® Solar Royal Blue 20 coated glass - the predecessor of SunGuard® High Durable Royal Blue 20. The third and seventh floors connect Die Welle to the main Raiffeisen Zentralbank building through two glass bridges.

Die Welle
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With its uniform reflected and transmitted colour, SunGuard Solar Royal Blue 20 compliments the unique shape of the building, and its excellent energy performance contributes to a comfortable atmosphere for the occupants to work in.

Die Welle
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COUNTRY: Austria

CITY: Vienna

ARCHITECT(S): Hans Hollein

GLASS PROCESSOR(S): petschenig glastec GmbH

PRODUCT(S)

600450 Guardian Glass Project: Die Welle glassonweb.com

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