/strong> Pilkington Planar™ system and Pilkington Arctic Blue™ were used in conjunction to perfectly meet the stringent demands of the flagship project.
The Kontelis development, named Starcity, which comprises cinemas, a bowling alley, billiards hall and restaurants, doesn’t look out of place in its amazing location – overlooking the Acropolis and the ancient wonders of the historic city.
Usually multiplex cinemas are blind buildings. Given the location - with the amazing view of the Acropolis - the architectural goal of Stathis Tryfonopoulos at Diarchon SA, the renowned Greek architectural firm, was to be different: transparent, so as to invite all people to see the heart of the building.
The building’s glass façade has been designed to be its trademark, so Pilkington together with its local representative, Uniglass Ltd, worked closely with Diarchon SA and construction specialists TERNA SA to ensure the full benefits of Pilkington Planar were realised in the build.
Pilkington Planar was specified because of its high visual appeal. In total, 630 metres square of the glass system were specified for the liftshaft, canopy and the roof garden’s infill panels.