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German Technical Museum

198 Clearview
190 x 190 x 80 mm

The design of the German Technical Museum in Berlin evolves around the theme of transparency: The primary structures of the building are visible, as unclad struts are not hidden behind walls, but can instead be seen clearly through the open glass fronts. As a result, an idea of the constructional techniques, processing, and building materials used can already be gained by looking in from outside.

 

The concept of transparency is made apparent also in the construction the two impressive glass towers on each side of the building. The towers, which are 35m high and shape the character of the whole building, are constructed entirely out of SOLARIS glass blocks. At night, the translucency of the glass blocks creates the striking effect of the towers being lit up from within and the whole building glowing as a sight that can be seen from afar.

  

SOLARIS glass blocks used:

198 Clearview (190 x 190 x 80 mm)