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Interpane: 'megascale' architecture with light control and heat protection

2011-07-01 | Glazing / Insulating Glass

The recent construction of the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has been described – and quite rightly so – a ‘marvel in the desert’. With extreme sizes and shapes: 1.4 kilometres between the building’s ‘wings’; a 100-metre open solar control glass funnel; and the use of about 100,000 square metres of solar control glazing, the structure is set to become a key attraction for both Ferrari enthusiasts, as well as those of amusement parks in general.

Interpane: 'megascale' architecture with light control and heat protection
Ferrari World has just recently opened its doors on Yas Island (Abu Dhabi), and the mammoth project is already looking to become a magnet for motor sport fans as well as for tourists and enthusiasts of amusement parks. Taking up a total area of 25 square kilometres, the artificial island located north-east of Abu Dhabi offers a wide variety of attractions. In addition to Ferrari World, the developments to be realized in the future include hotel complexes, golf courses, marinas and a shopping mall with more than 500 shops. Homage to the brand, core of Abu Dhabi’s new Formula One track and the site of an amusement park – outstanding architecture on a ‘mega-scale’. The shape of the building, conceived by Benoy Architects, London, evokes associations with a Ferrari GT, the motor sport classic from the home of the ‘Scuderia Ferrari’. Around 10,000 square metres of solar control glass have been used for the central ‘funnel’ – the primary source of daylight for the monumental building. This funnel made of ipasol neutral 48/27 is additionally coated with ipachrome design, which creates a vortex-like pattern reducing the solar factor of the glazing to 15 per cent on average. The external façade has a mosaic structure: Ferrari-red aluminium panelling alternates with ipasol solar control glass (some of which has individual screen printing).

Ferrari World impresses with its unconventional architecture and with curiosities such as the world’...


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Year: 2011 number: 4
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