Guardian Glass Project: La cité du vin

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Nine hundred panels with gold-coloured Guardian SunGuard® Solar Gold 20 and Guardian UltraClear™ glass, help to create a stunning highlight for France’s latest landmark building.

The building itself was designed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières of XTU Architects and makes a strong architectural statement thanks to its bold curves and overall shape which are intended to evoke wine’s soul and liquid nature: seamless roundness, intangible and sensual. Obviously, glass plays an important part in reflecting these aspects.

Two types of glass were selected: Guardian SunGuard Solar Gold 20 and Guardian UltraClear. SunGuard Solar Gold 20 is the preferred choice of many architects and designers.

©XTU ©Delphine Isart
©XTU ©Delphine Isart

The Guardian glass delivered the best results and the most modern aspect.

A. Legendre - N. Desmazieres XTU Architects

©XTU - Paul Desmazieres ​​​​​​
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©XTU - Julien Lanoo
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©XTU - Delphine Isart
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©XTU - Patrick Tourneboeuf



CITY: Bordeaux

ARCHITECT(S): X-TU Architects, Paris

GLASS PROCESSOR(S): Sivaq, Cricursa

CLADDER(S): Coveris, Garrigues S.A


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