The Golden Shoe Car Park located in the Raffles Place district on 88 Market Street, Singapore, is being redeveloped into a new 280m (918.6ft) tall mixed-use tower.
Glass is a self-evident material. It runs through our hands daily, we look through it daily and despite its vulnerability, we are even protected by glass. In architecture and building construction glass is an indispensible component that offers many more opportunities than simply functioning as a window.
Founded in 1970, Bouwmag in the Netherlands is the specialist and market leader in Europe for total solutions when it comes to developing, supplying, processing and assembling glass blocks as well as prefab glass block elements for walls, facades, ceilings and floors.
Sustainable glass blocks
Glass blocks supplied by Bouwmag come from specialised producers in Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic, and are processed in concrete and/or steel elements in its own assembly factory located in Budel near the Belgian border. Bouwmag’s specialists assemble and integrate the prefab elements on site in the building projects.
Glass blocks from Bouwmag meet all quality requirements, are fully sustainable and can be supplied in many variations, both in colour and decoration.
Bouwmag is also an experienced, authorised and certified dealer/applicator of profile glass (Pilkington Profilit).
Opal-coloured glass blocks
Bouwmag reinforces its leading position by permanent innovation. For example, we supply a line of opal-coloured (milk glass) glass blocks – both inside and outside applications possible – creating a unique opalising incidence of light. Another innovation is the processing of translucent insulation material into profiled glass elements to substantially increase the insulation value.
Thermal transmission of glass blocks has been reduced by 50%, resulting in new U-value standards of 1.5W/M2K enabling architects to use durable solutions with glass blocks.
Fire-proof glass blocks
Furthermore Bouwmag supplies glass blocks with high-level fire-proof qualifications. Massive glass blocks in the style and size of traditional bricks with the transparency and clearness of glass is the latest innovation. These full glass stones are available in four different colours and can be used to replace traditional bricks for interior and separation walls, resulting in an elegant radiation in halls, lobbies, shops, etc.
Bouwmag supplies its products to building and construction companies all over Europe and has outstanding relations with architects who apply Bouwmag products in office environments, in exclusive housing projects, in parking garages, in public buildings and many more attractive and awarded designs.
The Whitgift Shopping Centre redevelopment is a mixed-use development aimed at creating new homes, leisure and retail facilities and public spaces in Croydon, London, UK.
Jacob K Javits Convention Center, one of the busiest convention centres in the US, is undergoing a $1.5bn expansion aimed at transforming it into a world-class convention centre.
Nanjing International Youth Cultural Center is a multi-use project being developed in the new central business district of Nanjing in the Jiangsu Province of China.
The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) headquarters is a tower being constructed on its campus in the northwestern Riyadh metropolitan area.
Olympic Unity House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee, has been designed by 3XN Architects and is under construction in Lausanne, Switzerland.