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Interpane: solar control for Brisbane’s tallest office building

2013-04-20 | Glazing / Insulating Glass

Brisbane, in the Australian state of Queensland, is now home to an important landmark: the skyscraper “One One One Eagle Street”, with its 195 metres, is, in fact, the tallest office building in the city. The building has already received awards for sustainability thanks to the 30,000 square metres of ipasol neutral solar control glass from Interpane, making an important contribution to the building’s good CO2 balance.

“One One One Eagle Street”, with its 195 metres, is, in fact, the tallest office building in Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane and its glass fig tree
Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane’s metropolitan area has a population of 2.15 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, approximately 23 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay.

Organic design
With organic design behind a highly transparent structural glazing façade, the skyscraper “One One One Eagle Street” in the heart of Brisbane is a true landmark. At a height of 195 metres it is the tallest office building in the city and stands at an exclusive location in the central business district.
The nature-inspired design was produced by Cox Rayner Architects for the GPT Group: the steel construction, which is visible from the outside, is based on the interwoven appearance of a fig tree trunk. But it is not only the design that is innovative; the building has already received awards for sustainability. The 30,000 square metres of ipasol neutral solar control glass from Interpane make a major contribution to the good CO2 balance: the glass allows plenty of daylight to enter the building but reduces overheating of the offices by the intensive solar irradiation that is present throughout the year – which sinks air conditio...




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