New trends in Europe using glass in architectural design

Date: 22 January 2009
Mediaset (Cologno Monzese, Milan), Italy's foremost private media company, has recently carried out an important face-lift to its headquarters setting a new example of architectural innovation and becoming a communication emblem.

The dominating element of the design is its impressive ventilated curved façade with a "double-skin" in laminated safety glass and DuPont SentryGlas interlayer. The outcome is a work of art for the most important media company in Italy that features a striking visual impact and also acts as enduring protection for the building.

Buildings of the 1970's, like the Mediaset headquarters, are more and more often subject to renovations in order to respond to contemporary construction requirements such as thermal and acoustic insulation and energy efficiency. The creation of structures made with DuPont SentryGlas safety interlayer leads the way to a new world of functional, convenient and appealing innovative projects, allowing planners to maintain historical architectural heritage and ensure new generation performance and visual quality.

DuPont SentryGlas safety interlayers played a key role in the making of the 1500 square meter-large 'double skin' façade in front of the Mediaset building. This exterior protection is a remarkable construction built by CNS spa (Milan) and designed by the architect Franco De Nigris of Axistudio Milano. For the imposing vertical surface, the structural engineer Paolo Mariottoni together with the CNS Technical Service and Consulting department designed an almost invisible steel structure to be used with new metal fixing devices of extremely reduced dimensions for the glass panels. This innovative system was made in order to have minimal impact on the appearance of the glass façade, and to provide high quality performance and structural resistance.

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Date: 22 January 2009

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