The Taikang Financial Tower, located in the heart of Beijing’s central business district, has become a real hit recently: our moments are overwhelmed by the news of its super-luxury glass curtain wall with the single piece of glass reaches 17.1 meters and 6.5 tons, which showed the world the level of Chinese creativity.
The Taikang Financial Tower, adjacent to famous buildings such as CITIC Tower, CCTV Headquarters, covers a total area of about 8,427 square meters, with an overall floorage of about 182,135 square meters. The tower has 5 floors underground and 45 floors aboveground, with a height of 216 meters. These super-large glass are embedded in this modern building.
At first, this kind of super-large glass curtain wall system was widely used in apple stores as a “standard accessory” for apple’s flagship stores, and Tianjin NorthGlass played an important role in the application of super-large glass in apple’s flagship stores. After years of research, Tianjin NorthGlass has used the production process, transportation and installation of this kind of glass with great facility, the market prospect of super-large glass is also more and more extensive.
For this project, Taikang Insurance Group chose Tianjin NorthGlass. They equipped the project with laminated glass and double-laminated insulating low-e ultra-clear glass, with a single glass size of 17.1m×3.107m and a single glass weight of 6.5t. Most of the projects in China that adopt all-glass curtain walls are usually set in the lobby of the ground floor, while the Taikang Financial Tower set the glass curtain wall above the awning. After installing the glass, an oversized hemline is formed. After applied in Apple Park and Hong Kong Taikoo Place-phase 2A, this is another glass project with a single piece of glass exceeding 17 meters. This not only demonstrates the strength of NorthGlass, but also allows NorthGlass to keep its advantages in the production and process of super-large glass.
If you go to the scene and look up at such a large piece of glass, you will definitely overturn the perception of “glass”. For architects, beauty is superficies, and behind it is the philosophy, a way of dealing with the world. No matter how times change, the ” Craftsman’s spirit” is always associated with the classics, NorthGlass has been steadily pursuing this philosophy. In the future, we will also meet more and greater challenges.