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IFW Dresden (GER)

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.

Object Name: IFW Dresden
Object Type:
  • museum building
Construction Type:
  • new building
Construction Time: 2009
Client: Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden
Architect: Blum und Schultze Architekten, Dresden
Executing Company: Glasbau Gipser GmbH, Halle/Saale 
Other participants: Institut für Baukonstruktion, TU Dresden (bonding technology and component testing)
GSK - Glas Statik Konstruktionen GmbH, Dresden (structrural design)
DERU Planungs-GmbH, Dresden (projekt management)
Glass Types:
  • TG-PROTECT®
Dimensions: 7,603 x 2,637 mm
Websites: www.ifw-dresden.de
Image Rights: © Stefan Unnewehr

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