The DNB office building in Bergen designed by Arkitektkontor AS is located along the waterfront in Solheimsviken. The 330 meters long building consists of five smaller units that are connected with each other. The design had to follow strict regulations of the town’s area which is dominated by small houses.
High performance solar control glass Pilkington Suncool™ 70/35 and its laminated version Pilkington Suncool Optilam™ 70/35 have been specified due to its high light transmittance, good solar protection and neutral appearance. It was very important to provide comfortable workspaces placed along the outer façade.
To even more improve thermal insulation of the building, Pilkington Optitherm™ S3 low-emissivity glass has also been used as an internal pane of insulating glass unit that helped to reduce energy consumption and heat loss. In the areas where there was an additional requirement for higher noise reduction Pilkington Optiphon™ Therm S3 laminated safety glass with special acoustic interlayer with low-e coating has been used.
For fire rated internal glazing Pilkington Pyrostop® clear, multi-laminated fully insulating fire-resistant safety glass met the required level of fire protection.