Stopray was also used in the Fluxmans building in Rosebank designed
by Paragon Architects. Paragon specified 3 600 m2 of C&C Safety
Glass’s Thermoshield Stopray Vision 50T on Clearvision for a floor-toceiling,
high performance flush double glazed curtain wall that had to
be as transparent as possible while overcoming challenges in terms of
thermal performance, adequate solar shading, glare control and budget.
According to the Architects, the high performance to relatively clear
appearance ratio was extremely appealing when compared to glass
with the same level of performance. They were also impressed by the
aesthetic of the glass in varying lighting conditions, which tied in with
their clean, minimalist design.
These projects boast some of the highest U Values possible in South
Africa. At a U Value of 1.0 W/m2.K, the Department of Environmental
Affairs building is the highest specification double glazed building in
the country, which matches European standards.
C&C Safety Glass is very proud to have been awarded the glass supply
on the prestigious Sasol building, commencing early 2015. Paragon
Architects believes that the new Sasol Corporate Offices in Sandton
has a powerful architectural form which needed an equally powerful facade to emphasise the building envelope. A highly selective, Double
Silver Low E Coated Thermoshield Stopray Vision 36T, reflective vision
glass was selected for its performance parameters and its ability to
reflect light and sky. The spandrel glass choice needed to feed into
the overall reflective language, thus the selection of the bespoke silver
back painted glass textured panel, Safetyshield Imagin Krizet with
Ipachrome TC coating. The custom textured spandrel panel subtly
reflects light as it moves over the building, reinforcing the iconic and
unique language of the building.
Pure Consulting Facade Engineers selected Stopray Vision 36T as
the primary vision glass for the Sasol Corporate Offices as a result of
several months of in-depth modelling and analysis. The high spectral
selectivity of the product meant that vision glazing was able to be
maximised, ensuring high levels of natural lighting into the offices,
without compromising the necessary thermal performance of the
facade. Additional factors that led to the selection of the Stopray
Vision 36T was its ability to be toughened and curved, as well as its
silvery external appearance which supported the architectural intent
of the building.