Glass for new museum in Gdansk, Poland, from Press Glass

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Press Glass, which specialises in the production of glass for the construction industry, provided glazed units with solar control high selectivity glass and parameters close to 60/30 for the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland.

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Press Glass provided the glass for the Museum of the Second World War in Poland
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, Poland is a place of a historic journey in time to the period of experience of the difficult war times, presented from the perspective of civilians and soldiers as well as European communities and nations. In the implementation of the historic showcase of the city, more than 1500 m2 of facade and window glass was used with selective glass and rotulas to assemble glazings in the system of point fixing of our production.
The new museum means modern and historic architecture – located against the backdrop of a historical surrounding – a showcase of the city and the region. In accordance with the design of the Architectonic Studio Kwadrat, the building is embedded in the ground down to about 18 m. The aboveground part forms a structure similar to an inclined prism– a tower about 40 m high. The authors of the design decided to apply numerous glazing elements that make the museum unique and provide sufficient daylight.
The interesting thing is that the building was ‘anchored’ in a specially designed water environment. The museum, the surrounding yard and the administrative building cover the area of 1.7 ha which is located between the Radunia Canal and the river of Motlawa. The building was protected against water inflow with underwater works, including the construction of a concrete stopper and sheet piling.
While admiring the Museum of the Second World War, attention should be paid to the uniform red colour of the building faca...


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