In October 2021, at the site of Beijing’s municipal administrative centre library project, the first large curtain wall glass supplied by NorthGlass was officially installed, and the project officially entered the construction stage.
The two sections of the project have 138 pieces of glass each, and a total of 276 pieces of large glass are supplied by Tianjin NorthGlass. Among them are the largest 38 glass panes with a height of 15.3 metres, width of 2.5 metres, an area of 37.625 square metres and a single total weight of 11.5 tonnes. Installation is expected to be completed by December 25.
The design concept of the Beijing municipal administrative centre library comes from the traditional Chinese cultural symbol “red ink paste used for seals.” The square and red appearance is like a dignified seal on the picture of “Oriental Green Star.” The tree-like architectural structure of the roof is like a forest umbrella cover, and its inspiration comes from ginkgo tree leaves, which imply the inheritance of local culture and knowledge.
Two continuous hills are created in the interior space, and the NorthGlass glass creates possibilities for the extension of the outdoor landscape to the interior space, blurring the boundary sense of the building and creating an experience where the building is wrapped in nature. With the rise and fall of the terrain, the height of the 276 pieces of glass varies from 8 to 15 metres. Super large, ultra-thick and super-white glass brings a “pure” natural effect of temperature, light and space to the building, providing excellent conditions for reading and attracting readers to step into the warm and quiet spaces.
In order to ensure success, the project team prepared a plan during the preliminary stage, organized experts for demonstration and deduced the construction process. By strictly implementing control measures in the construction process, the work of lifting the first large glass was successfully completed. Beijing municipal administrative centre library project is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2022. The super large, ultra-wide, long – span glass curtain wall will become a new landmark in Beijing.