New modern pavilion of McDonald's restaurant in Rotterdam is an example of architecture perfectly blended in the historical buildings of the city center. The fully glazed facade, made of extra clear Pilkington Optiwhite™, opens the view to the monumental post office located behind the restaurant and gives the impression that public space penetrates the building.
Due to the large size of glass panels, the architects from the design office Mei Architects and Planners decided to use laminated safety glass Pilkington Optilam™ OW. In the case of impact the glass breaks, but thanks to PVB interlayers it remains intact, thus protecting from injury.
Photography: Jeroen Musch