The architectural design, which is strongly guided by brand guidelines set centrally by Jaguar Land Rover, makes a feature of its glazing, with a 24-metre wide, 3.7-metre tall sweeping façade of frameless glass that maximises the visibility of the showroom floor from outside the building.
To help form a near-invisible barrier between the showroom floor and the outside, it was important for the glass to be unencumbered by imposing frames or supports and for it to be as clear and colourless as possible.
These twin challenges were met with the Pilkington Planar™ insulating glass units made of high-performance solar control glass Pilkington Suncool™ 66/33 OW and Pilkington Optiwhite™ extra-clear, low-iron glass.
The Pilkington Planar™ structurally glazed façade was supported with glass mullions system where glass fins are fixed with the use of 905j fittings.
The Pilkington Planar™ Insulating Glass Units construction:
12 mm Pilkington Suncool™ 66/33 OW THS/ 16 mm spacer/ 6 mm Pilkington Optiwhite™ THS