Guardian Glass enveloping glass chosen for floating accommodation

Guardian Glass glazed envelope installed by Mano de Santo and KMZero, Open Innovation Hub, part of the Martinez Group at Punta de Mar, a unique advanced floating accommodation in Spain.

The architectural studio Mano de Santo and KMZero, Open Innovation Hub, part of Martinez Group, chose Guardian Glass when designing Punta de Mar, the first floating, dynamic and advanced accommodation in Spain.
Punta de Mar is a floating platform with a careful, minimalistic architectural design, that is both functional and respectful to the environment. By helping to foster an all-senses experience of its surroundings, the project’s goal is an integration with the natural environment, together with intimacy, comfort, relaxation and a sense of well-being for the guests. This is possible thanks in part to the enveloping glass provided by Guardian Glass, one of the strategic allies on the project, who has facilitated and opted for supply of glass and granted technical support in relation to glass applications for this new pioneering business project located on the Mediterranean coast and which is already the talk of the town.
“We chose Guardian Glass for this project,” says Frances de Paula García, an architect from Mano de Santo, “because the company offers the most efficient glass. Bearing in mind the characteristics of this project, where it was necessary to resolve extreme demands, we looked for excellence. Another important aspect is that we have been able to count on their technical support.”
The floating structure used triple glazed Guardian glass that provides superior energy savings, security and acoustic insulation. On the outer surface Guardian SunGuard® SN 70/35 HT selective glass was installed; followed by Guardian ExtraClear®, an intermediate glass layer; and on the inner surface, Guardian ClimaGuard® Premium2 laminated glass is used to reinforce the overall security and energy efficiency. This glass unit provides 61 per cent light transmission and 32 per cent solar factor. This means that the glass allows abundant sunlight in while blocking most of the heat, providing Punta de Mar with excellent thermal insulation, solar control and a high level of security and sound insulation, creating a core set with very high performance and energy efficiency levels. Not only does the glass facilitate a much more transparent, vivid and unobtrusive view of the surroundings from the inside such as the sea and natural environment, it also dims the internal-external borders and allows guests to experience a total connection with its continuously changing location.
For this Project, the Guardian glass has been processed by Control Glass and installed using Technal aluminium system.