PROJECT OF THE MONTH

EXPLORiT Science Center Gets the Gold
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EXPLORiT at the Y-Parc Science and Technology Park is a multi-functional education center in Switzerland completed in 2020. The project from architectural firm Bureau d’architecture Philippe Gilliéron, Yverdon-les-Bains, features a 100-meter-long wing situated in a central location and covering an area of around 14,000 square meters. The building has a shimmering gold anodized aluminum façade that can be seen from some distance. The project is divided into two main components, connected via a fully glazed atrium that serves as an access level.

The use of triple insulating glazing with the Silverstar EN2Plus thermal insulation layer from Glas Trösch helps ensure the building meets Minergie P energy efficiency standards. Progin SA Métal, Bulle, was responsible for façade construction.

The modern triple-insulating glass offers a number of performance benefits. In the summer, the low solar energy transmission of the Silverstar Sunstop Silver 20 T sun protection layer prevents the atrium from overheating, while the Silverstar EN2plus thermal insulation layer ensures low heat losses in the winter.

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Riot Glass
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