Vitro Architectural Glass products add color, energy efficiency to office addition

Vitro Architectural Glass products add color, energy efficiency to office addition
Photo source
By Tom Kessler

Date: 7 June 2019

4545 Roosevelt creates dramatic presence in bustling Seattle neighborhood.

Multiple solar control low-emissivity (low-e) Vitro Glass products were used in the construction of 4545 Roosevelt, a six-level addition to University Center, a mixed-use complex in Seattle’s University District.

Built on the site of a former auto dealership and designed by NBBJ Architects, 4545 Roosevelt features complex insulating glass units (IGUs) made up of Solarban® 70XL, Solarban 67, Solarban 60 and Solarblue® glasses by Vitro Architectural Glass.

The cladding and window systems combine multiple color profiles inspired by the Ferrari brand of luxury vehicles. The accent-colored spandrel panels, made up of a clear substrate over a clear IGU by Vitro Glass, are finished in Harmony Gray, an OPACI-COAT-300® water-based silicone coating by ICD High Performance Coatings, a Vitro Glass partner.

Hartung Glass Industries of Seattle, a member of the Vitro Certified™ Network, fabricated the IGUs.

With center-of-glass visible light transmittance (VLT) of 64 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.27 in a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit (IGU), Solarban70XL glass is one of the industry’s highest performing solar control low-e glasses. When paired with Solarban 67 glass in an IGU, Solarblue tinted glass offers SHGCs that range from 0.19 to 0.34 and visible light transmittance (VLT) of up to 42 percent. Solarban 60 glass blocks 62 percent of total solar energy while allowing 70 percent of visible light to pass through.

The 55,000-square-foot structure, which was built on top of an existing parking structure that is part of University Center, contains two levels of parking and four levels of Class A office space.

Given the anticipated growth in the technology sector, 4545 Roosevelt is viewed as a “catalyst” for the area, according to the developer, Blume Co. Real Estate.

Home to the main campus of the University of Washington, the University District is a vibrant mix of residential, commercial and institutional communities.

To learn more about Solarban 60, Solarban 67, Solarban 70XL or Solarblue tinted glass, or the rest of Vitro Glass’s full line of architectural glasses, visit www.vitroglazings.com.

600450 Vitro Architectural Glass products add color, energy efficiency to office addition glassonweb.com

Others also read

The on the facade applied coatings SILVERSTAR COMBI Neutral 61/32 T and SILVERSTAR COMBI Neutral 70/35 T give the facade an elegant appearance and make the building a very comfortable place for its users.
At 420,000-square-feet, the massive tower is the latest addition to the Raleigh skyline with its sleek, modern design, featuring low-emissivity floor-to-ceiling windows, metal skin and vertical mirror glass fins.
Vitro Architectural Glass announced that it has introduced two Solarban® Acuity™ glass sample kits, each offering architects and building designers a different way to compare and evaluate these products during the specification process.
Glass Technical Paper offers guidance to select proper security glazing for applicable threat level.
Urban environments are undergoing drastic changes. The limited space available is being exploited vertically and, in order to streamline the structures, there is a surge in the use of glass.
Glass is increasingly the material of choice used by architects and designers to create safe, healthy, and inspired spaces where people live, play, learn, work, and heal.

Add new comment

From industry

Ctra. Estación Km. 15.8
44415 Rubielos de Mora Teruel
Spain

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

52 Corniche El-Nil, AL-SHARIFAIN Tower 10th Floor,
Maadi,
Cairo Governorate
11728
Egypt

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Luoyang North Glass Technology Co., Ltd.,
Sisecam Group
Trex Commercial Products