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Structural glazing facades

Architects dream of creating perfectly transparent facades and eliminating supporting structures made of aluminium or steel. GIP Glazing offers them the opportunity to do this with frameless glass facades featuring an "all glass" design.

This type of construction dispenses entirely with mullions made from steel or aluminium. Instead, structural glazing facades use transparent reinforcing elements – vertical, self-supporting posts made from glass known as "glass swords”, which extend from the floor to the ceiling. They have extremely slim cross-sections and are highly rigid.

  • Suitable for use with vertical facades and polygonal facades
  • Individual design due to large selection of profile geometries for the supporting structure
  • Standardised design for glass loads of up to 6 kN possible
  • Bullet and burglar resistance possible
  • Minimalistic joint design in a variety of styles
  • Glazing from outside with invisible screw connections on the pane edge bond
  • Supporting structure using vertical "glass swords"
  • Industry design for optical structure of steel profiles
  • Elegant appearance with same view of the inner mullion and transom seals

Sample designs for structural glazing facades

Technical data for structural glazing facades

Aluminium and glass
Type of construction:
Thermally insulated, highly thermally insulated
System width:
From 36 mm to 50 mm
Profile depth:
50 mm to 280 mm, special sizes possible
Pane dimensions:
W x H from 2600 mm x 4200 mm glass weight up to 650 kg
Burglar resistance DIN V ENV 1627-1637 RC 1 to RC 6
Impact resistance DIN EN 356 P1 A to P5 A
Certified protection against falling using elegant stainless steel emergency retainers
Facade types:
Structural glazing facades, curtain walls, insulating facades, conservatories
Physical properties:
Air permeability DIN EN 12152 AE
Driving rain impermeability DIN EN 12154 RE 1200
Thermal transmission rating DIN EN 12412-2 Uf = 1.5 W/(m²K)
Sound measurement in accordance with DIN EN 20140

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