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‘Kissing roof’
23rd July 2019

Ipasol Neutral 70/37 glass from AGC was chosen to glaze the focal point of Coal Drop’s Yard, London’s newest shopping and dining district.

Developer Argent, engaged renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick and his studio to convert and extend two Victorian former coal depositories and their surrounding area into a unique urban and retail destination.

Heatherwick Studios re-imagined the east and west gabled roofs into a single connected ‘kissing’ roof to create a centrepiece with a lightweight, floating.

AGC Ipasol coating was chosen for  its solar and thermal properties balanced with a neutral appearance. Ipasol Neutral 70/37 glazing allows 70%of natural light to enter the building while blocking out 63% of solar gain to prevent overheating. The glass units are comprised of two panes of laminated safety glass each, for structural reasons, over 16mm thick. Low iron extra clear glass and a neutral energy efficient coating were chosen to ensure the glass would retain its light, transparent appearance in line with the architecture intent of the ‘floating’ roof. AGC’s specification team provided the optimum solution taking into account aesthetic requirements, energy performance, and structural requirements due to the large dimensions of the glazing units (6m high).

Developer: Argent
Main contractor: BAM
Façade contractor: Freiner + Reifer
IGU Production: BGT
Product: Ipasol Neutral 70/37 on low iron


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