Photos courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels Limited
The Aer bar and lounge at the Four Seasons Worli in Mumbai, India, has a highly transparent laminated glass balustrade that provides guests with an unobscured view of the city. Not only is the strength of the laminated safety glass made with SentryGlas® structural interlayer sufficient to carry wind and impact loads, but the stiff SentryGlas® interlayer also helps keep the self-supported panel in place in the remote eventuality of it breaking.
One of the keys to experiencing the open-air feeling and breathtaking views that the Aer bar offers, is the designer's choice of safety glazing in the balustrade surrounding the lounge. Located at the edge of the rooftop, the glazing creates an almost invisible protective layer between guests and the wow-factor they experience gazing out and onto the city below.
As well as ensuring the safety of the hotel’s guest, the design team wanted to create an unimposing and highly transparent glass wall that virtually disappears from view. For this effect, they chose a frameless design, relying on the strength of the glass itself, to carry wind and impact loads. Laminated safety glass made with SentryGlas® structural interlayer fit the need perfectly.
China Southern Glass laminated the glass balustrade panels, each measuring 1.7 meters by 2.3 meters. The panels are line-supported at their foot. Each laminate consists of two 12-mm glass panes, laminated together using a 3-mm interlayer of SentryGlas®. The glass was installed by Permasteelisa, a multinational specialist in advanced architectural glazing.SentryGlas® safety interlayer contributes to strength and clarity
SentryGlas® is also exceptionally clear, which helps keep the view more natural and open. And, unlike traditional interlayers, SentryGlas® is more resistant to moisture instrusion at the edges, which helped the Aer bar design avoid any need for metal capping or edge-protecting of the laminates. The panels span clear from edge to edge, and across the top as well, for a perfectly engineered view.
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