SAUERBRUCH HUTTON GOES WITH 500 LFM GM RAILING® SOLO Y
FOR THE HEADQUARTERS OF ERNST & YOUNG (LUX)

 

Europe is at home on the Kirchberg plateau in the northeast of the city of Luxembourg. A new urban district with office and administrative buildings, cultural institutions and shops is growing around the institutions of the European Union. The renowned architectural office Sauerbruch Hutton won the competition for the new headquarters of the international auditing firm Ernst & Young. A total of 500 meters of all-glass railing from the GM RAILING® Solo Y series were used for the extraordinary new building.

 

Openness and Transparency

The external facade at this location must withstand high wind load. In the interior, several floors are facing towards an open area in a gallery-like fashion. For fall protection a  solution with a low-key visual impression was needed, so that the interior design would best be brought to the fore. No Element can fulfill this requirement better than an all-glass balustrade. The system used should also be able to withstand a large glass outset of about 1.45 meters. The construction managers chose GM RAILING® Solo Y for both outdoor and indoor use, which is designed for higher static loads and meets all of these requirements with amazing technical sophistication.

 

Dynamic Design Aesthetic

The facades with their combination of transparent glazing, printed glass elements and color-coated metal panels, give the building a certain dynamism. Numerous color sequences create an oscillating image of movement and lightness, both inside and out. GM RAILING® Solo Y is characterized by the use and optimal combination of the advantages of the materials applied. This allows for a uniform appearance for inside and outside as well as a high degree of individuality.