Bonded all-glass structure - a design innovation in clascunstruction with TG-PROTECT®
The helium liquefaction plant at the IFW Dresden contains a bonded glass housing with the dimensions 7,603 x 2,637 mm.
The heritage pressure tanks of the new helium liquefaction plant of the Leibnitz-Institute for solid and basic material research in Dresden showcase an extraordinary all-glass structure.
The vision of a vitreous housing without disruptive metal fasteners became a reality. Four vitreous frames, joined by transparent bonds in the corners, carry the outer shell of the glass box. The construction was preceded by comprehensive theoretic and experimental studies on load bearing characteristics and manufacturing technology, forming the foundation for the required approval in individual cases.
|principal:||Leibniz-Institut for solid and basic material research, Dresden|
|architects:||Blum and Schultze Architects, Dresden|
|bonding technology and component testing:||Institut for building construction, TU Dresden|
|structural design:||GSK - Glas Statik Konstruktionen GmbH, Dresden|
|project management:||DERU Planungs-GmbH, Dresden|
|glass assembly:||Glass building Gipser GmbH, Halle/Saale|
|glass type:||TG-PROTECT® 24|
|photocredits:||© Stefan Unnewehr|