Ariel, Tampere, Finland

The Project
Glass can be an excellent aesthetic element in interior design. Especially in the bathroom and wellness area, the transparency and brilliance of glass ensure a high-quality, modern and tasteful ambience, for example in all-glass shower cubicles, sauna walls and bathroom wall cladding. When glass surfaces are exposed to very high humid environment over a long period of time, this can lead to weathering of the glass (glass corrosion). The surface can get matt, dull or milky if it’s not regularly properly cleaned and maintained.

Thanks to its special coating, the new Pilkington OptiShower™ anti-corrosion glass is well protected from weathering and can remain clean for longer time at the same time facilitating ease of cleaning.

As a surface material for wet rooms, Pilkington OptiShower™ offers ease of care and visibility, as well as versatile design options.

The glass walls presented on the pictures have been manufactured by Rakla Oy and are made of Pilkington OptiShower™ anti-corrosion glass. The use of glass for wet rooms wall cladding instead of ceramic tiles can also help avoid problems with laborious tile joints cleaning.

The pyrolytic coating of Pilkington OptiShower™ glass allows enamelling and screen printing on the glass. The possibilities for personalizing glass surfaces are limitless, as any image or pattern can be permanently printed and enamelled on the glass surface.

The wider use of glass surfaces in wet rooms may be a ground-breaking innovation in the future, because in addition to quick installation, the glass surface can provide modern look and is easy to maintain.
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Project Details
Rakla Tampere Oy, 5 Vehmaistenkatu str., 33730 Tampere, Finland
Opening Date
20 Feb 2020
Building Type
  • Residential / Domestic
About the Architect/Installer
Rakla Oy
Aki Lasi Oy; Rakla Oy