The combinations of two types of glass block create a sculpted three-dimensional facade exhibiting cantilevered structures. By incorporating innovative structural engineering and inventing a new joining system in the block itself, an elaborate ornamental stepping canopy is achieved that naturally angles to the flow of pedestrian and allows for four bow windows to be visible from all directions.
The usage of satin glass block and shot blasted stainless steel material is in great contrast to the chaotic city. During the day, it mutes the surroundings, while subtly reflecting the sunlight. In the evening, the view is icy and crisp, and the surface illuminates with embedded LED lights integrated into the joints of the masonry.
Ports 1961 Shanghai, China
General Contractor: J. Gartner & Co. (HK) Ltd.
Project Coordinator: Yabu Pushelberg
Facade Engineer: T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie
Lighting Consultant: Inverse
Area: 1,145 sqm