Architects recognise the benefits of Guardian SunGuard solar protection glass, specifying it as part of some of Europe’s most prestigious buildings
From London and Prague to Istanbul and Stockholm, the Guardian SunGuard SuperNeutral series of solar protection glass has helped to create an impressive array of modern, functional and comfortable buildings. Made with Guardian ExtraClear glass, the SunGuard SuperNeutral products are favoured by architects who want to combine a neutral look and high natural light transmission with energy-saving solar protection.
Take, for instance, London’s 225-metre-high, 52-storey Leadenhall skyscraper. Known as 'The Cheesegrater' for its distinct, wedge design, the building is one of the tallest in the City of London’s financial district. Designed by renowned architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, it features 14,000 square metres of cladding.
The double-skin facade uses several Guardian glass options, including SunGuard SuperNeutral SN62/34, SN51/28 and SN40/23 in the outer skin and ClimaGuard Premium Low E on the inner skin. Rogers also used Guardian LamiGlass 6.8 and 8.8, and various coloured interlayer laminates to give the building some of its unique character.
Other notable projects sporting Guardian glass include:
- The €200 million Florentinum office-retail complex in Prague, which uses SunGuard SN 40/23 and has earned a LEED Platinum Award.
- The 12-storey headquarters of Posten AB, Sweden’s postal service, which uses a Guardian Solar Neutral 67 outer pane and ClimaGuard 1.0 Low E inner pane.
- The V-shaped Italcementi i.lab laboratory building in Bergamo, Italy, designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects. It uses SunGuard SN 51/28 glass, and earned Italy’s first LEED Platinum accreditation.
- The landmark Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, which maximizes its spectacular views by using SunGuard SN 50/32 glass.