Innovation was the driving force behind the development of the most slender glass façade in the world at the polytechnic school INHolland, Delft.
Aramid cables are tightening the 13m high insulating façade and are constructed in the cavity of the glass panels. The double glass panels have a thickness of 54mm which makes it the most slender glass-composite façade in the world. One of the three façades of the entrance is actually carried out this way. INHolland is using this facade in its teaching and research.
Because of the legal guarantee on the glass panels, the two main facades are realized with a slightly simpler variant. Here the aramid cables are placed behind the windows. These façades have a thickness of 45mm!
The combination of pre-stressed cables, hi-tech materials and cable construction in the cavity of the glass panels constitute the three degrees of innovation. Synergy in design between ‘design and building’ partners has resulted in an award winning innovative project.