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Sisters of Mercy - Designing with Glass

Glassforce Ltd was contracted by the Architect and Project Manager to contribute to the design, methods and engineering to create a curved glass sanctuary with curved glass sliding doors plus an external cross manufactured in stainless steel, glass, brass and Pounamu.

The building is engineered to allow for excessive seismic movement, meaning in an abnormal event it will move up to 900 mm sideways.

Glassforce designed, engineered, manufactured and installed a frame for the head and cill of the sanctuary glass that incorporates the new bonding system Davantech, which in the event of an earthquake allows the frame to slide around the glass structure leaving the glass in the same position as installed.

The curved glass doors have a minimal cill section with 38 rolling wheels on each allowing the doors, at 3900 high to move smoothly and with ease.

The glass is curved toughened and one side of the sanctuary slops out meaning every panel of glass is unique having a differing radius at the head and cill.

The system is sealed so as to allow water to flow off the sloped roof and down the walls of the structure.

Glassforce designed, manufactured and installed the stainless steel cross with glass and the brass cross with Pounamu, bonded using the Davantech system.

The Davantech system is trade Marked and Patented.

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Sisters of Mercy

Sisters of Mercy - Designing with Glass

Glassforce Ltd was contracted by the Architect and Project Manager to contribute to the design, methods and engineering to create a curved glass sanctuary with curved glass sliding doors plus an external cross manufactured in stainless steel, glass, brass and Pounamu.

The building is engineered to allow for excessive seismic movement, meaning in an abnormal event it will move up to 900 mm sideways.

Glassforce designed, engineered, manufactured and installed a frame for the head and cill of the sanctuary glass that incorporates the new bonding system Davantech, which in the event of an earthquake allows the frame to slide around the glass structure leaving the glass in the same position as installed.

The curved glass doors have a minimal cill section with 38 rolling wheels on each allowing the doors, at 3900 high to move smoothly and with ease.

The glass is curved toughened and one side of the sanctuary slops out meaning every panel of glass is unique having a differing radius at the head and cill.

The system is sealed so as to allow water to flow off the sloped roof and down the walls of the structure.

Glassforce designed, manufactured and installed the stainless steel cross with glass and the brass cross with Pounamu, bonded using the Davantech system.

The Davantech system is trade Marked and Patented.

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Sisters of Mercy

Sisters of Mercy - Designing with Glass

Glassforce Ltd was contracted by the Architect and Project Manager to contribute to the design, methods and engineering to create a curved glass sanctuary with curved glass sliding doors plus an external cross manufactured in stainless steel, glass, brass and Pounamu.

The building is engineered to allow for excessive seismic movement, meaning in an abnormal event it will move up to 900 mm sideways.

Glassforce designed, engineered, manufactured and installed a frame for the head and cill of the sanctuary glass that incorporates the new bonding system Davantech, which in the event of an earthquake allows the frame to slide around the glass structure leaving the glass in the same position as installed.

The curved glass doors have a minimal cill section with 38 rolling wheels on each allowing the doors, at 3900 high to move smoothly and with ease.

The glass is curved toughened and one side of the sanctuary slops out meaning every panel of glass is unique having a differing radius at the head and cill.

The system is sealed so as to allow water to flow off the sloped roof and down the walls of the structure.

Glassforce designed, manufactured and installed the stainless steel cross with glass and the brass cross with Pounamu, bonded using the Davantech system.

The Davantech system is trade Marked and Patented.

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Enquire about the process / fees
Contact details

Professionals used on this project

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