Project of the Month

Building Glass Bridges

Reston Town Center in Reston, Va., features office, retail, restaurant, hotel and residential spaces. Part of the development connects a 28-story office building with a 20-story office structure for a combined one million square feet. A two-story atrium bridge is located on the seventh floor.

Pillar Construction used StoVentec rainscreen systems for external cladding. When they learned of Duda Paine Architects’ vision for the outdoor ceiling, they recommended StoVentec Glass as the solution for reflection and flexibility. To maintain the flatness of each surface of the prisms, nearly 3,000 square feet of StoVentec glass panels were attached to a marine-grade plywood substrate. The three diamond-shaped prisms of the bridge are made from 132 uniquely sized glass panels of different sizes and finishes. No two panels are the same.

Above-grade construction began in October 2018, and phase 1 is scheduled for completion in early 2022. The project is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.

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