Edgetech spacer technology has completed a sustainable new building project. An elegantly sweeping glass façade seamlessly blends a five-storey section housing restaurants and conference halls with the main tower. Around 14,000² of insulating glass, and over 500 cylindrically curved panes went into bringing the ambitious design to life. The MOL Campus in Budapest is the work of façade expert Agnes Koltay and famed architects Foster and Partners.
Oil and gas supplier MOL is setting its sights on a ne- zero future, and preparing for the huge transition that will entail. As part of that process, its representatives envisioned a new headquarters designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent and LEED Platinum certification. The resulting landmark is a 29-storey, 86,000m² tower that is able to house 2,500 workers.
The building has been designed to maximise natural light. Rain is collected to water plants and flush toilets; heating and cooling is provided using renewable energy.
A mixture of 16mm and 18mm Super Spacer SG warm-edge spacers were used to provide stability, flexibility and performance. Agnes said: “Small tolerance deviations can occur at the edges of the curved glass during the manufacturing process. The structural foam compensates for this with its ability to deform and adapt to the space between the panes.”