San Cristóbal Hill, Mapocho River and the Andes Mountains are part of the natural environment surrounding the new building of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The building is one of a number of United Nations buildings in the area, such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), among others.
According to the architect, “the design of the building is intended to create an open working environment, where everybody can see each other and where spaces interact.” The result is a building with high visible light transmittance, from which occupants can enjoy the view of the Andes mountains.
Since acoustic pollution is a growing problem in major cities, and is one of the most important causes of stress, Pilkington Optiphon™ was selected as the best choice to preserve the calm of the natural environment that surrounds the building.
The use of Pilkington Optiphon™ 10,8, with a special acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer designed to reduce noise, has proved to be highly effective. In addition, the glass also offers all the benefits of a laminated glass: security, safety, and UV filtration.