Communication through architecture which is innovative in its appearance and its use of advanced technologies were the reasons for developing the new Sossai Group complex. The objective was to achieve a more functional and synergistic whole, to boost the group’s manufacturing potential by bringing together a number of the company’s structures into one large headquarters.
The complex covers an area of 35,000 m², half of which is taken up by three buildings containing manufacturing and executive units. In the entire complex, new solutions and innovations have been introduced to act as experimental samples for future applications on an industrial scale.
The new Overgrip Complex building contains a sophisticated system of vertical closures. A double skin of Pilkington Optiwhite™ glass with an air space results in an air ventilation system created between the two glasses. Internal air is circulated and directed through the air space, regenerating previously used energy, to heat or air condition the interior.
The two great curved façades that screen the hall and the sales and executive offices are constructed with Pilkington Optiwhite™ glass and Pilkington Planar™ using the bolt fixing system.
With its low iron oxide content, Pilkington Optiwhite™ ensures the best performance for light and energy transmission. The Pilkington Planar™ bolt fixed system produces a continuous curtain wall of glazing.