Asahi Glass’s proud advanced technology is being adopted for various uses.
The Stuttgart Art Museum, completed in 2005, has transformed the skyline of its namesake city in southwestern Germany. Encased in coated glass supplied by AGC, the museum is a work of art in its own right. And the high-performance coated glass provides outstanding thermal and solar insulation.
Nardini Distilleries' research and events center in northern Italy features clear and tinted glass supplied by AGC.
Designed by prominent architects, the structure, dubbed Bolle, commemorates the company's 225th anniversary.
High-performance glass from AGC also renders service in a financial institution’s headquarters building, in Amsterdam. The enormous building is constructed on a long, narrow base that rests on multiple V-shaped pillars, giving it a highly unique appearance. Although glass is extensively used, the office building is structurally engineered to cut heat from sunlight, keeping the inside comfortable and cool.
Singapore’s National Library complex, opened in 2005, comprises two 16-story blocks fitted with glass supplied by AGC. This architectural masterpiece on the city-state’s central Victoria Street has fast become a Singapore landmark.
A new architectural landmark in central Brussels, the Ellipse Building, features 25,000 square meters of double glazing supplied by AGC. The glazing consists of coated glass fitted with proprietary Warm E spacers.
Antwerp’s Law Courts moved to this striking new building in March of 2006. Designed by a world-renowned architect, the building makes extensive use of glass inside and out, showcasing AGC’s strengths in advanced glass functions including solar control, heat insulation, fire safety, security, and aesthetics.
As a window to the sky, Haneda’s atrium is located at the center of the airport, and was built with comfort and easy-to-follow navigation in mind. Vertically spanning the area between the second basement and the fifth floor, the facade is constructed of low-emissive, double-glazing glass with ceramic prints and glass ribs, using the polyhedral "Tempoint" frameless glass facade system. These contributions improve the overall atmosphere and the architectural aesthetics of the atrium.
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, opened in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture in 2004 in the heart of Kanazawa. Its guiding concept is to present a park-like artistic space open to the city. The design, which prominently features AGC’s ultra clear glass, gives an impression of transparency and openness.