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Since 2010, friends Rinaldo Willy from Engadin and Pascal Mittner from Chur have set themselves the goal of making Switzerland known as a whisky nation and selected a regional production method for their whisky “ORMA”, which has won several international awards. The name of the whisky distillery refers to the corporate philosophy: ORMA means “soul” in Rhaeto-Romanic and stands for its roots in the canton of Graubünden.

The location of the new ORMA distillery is no less sensational. In Switzerland, surrounded by the Bernina massif and the Corvatsch glacier with a view of the distinctive lake landscape of the Upper Engadin, a visit to the single malt whisky distillery is a very special experience for all the senses.

The windows are fitted with triple glazing with the thermal insulating glass MGTherm Öko Star from MGT Mayer Glastechnik. The insulating glass has the best thermal insulation properties and meets the highest requirements in terms of energy, quality and aesthetics, also given the expected extreme weather conditions at the summit station.

All of the Öko Star insulating glass units are equipped with warm edge spacer bars from SWISSPACER, the high-tech SWISSPACER Ultimate – one of the best warm edge spacer bars currently available on the market. It minimises cold bridges on the glass edge and considerably reduces the risk of condensation.

“We now use the Ultimate as standard,” said Harald Lerchster, authorised officer and sales director of MGT Mayer Glastechnik. “The spacer bar simply impresses us with its excellent performance and an aesthetic, matt surface.” The high stability of the hollow profile of SWISSPACER Ultimate ensures extraordinary parallelism of the frame. The foil also ensures a long service life

The largest window element measures 4,900 by 2,100 millimetres – more than ten square metres. Such sizes were a big challenge – not only for the confined site conditions at an elevation of over 3,000 metres, but also because the window elements had to be delivered by helicopter. To handle the climate loads present while transporting the units up the mountain from the valley, MGT Mayer Glastechnik installed a pressure equalisation valve in the factory. This valve was then closed and sealed on site.

With ultrasonically welded frame corners, MGT Mayer also ensured a perfect looking corner design and an optimal transfer of load in the insulating glass units of the ORMA distillery.

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