A Glass Pavilion
In January 2015 a pavilion mainly built of glass was finished. The building contractors themselves planned it as a transparent extension of their detached house to the garden. The structural system consists on one hand of a glazed steel frame with four stanchions rigidly fixed to the base plate and connected by four transoms at the top and on the other hand of two laterally glass attachments. These are made of vertical load-bearing glass walls and a horizontal glass roof, which are connected among each other by structural sealants. Together with an anchor profile that is completely hidden in the joint gap, the glass elements are also acting as bracing elements. Specifications of the building authorities called for a structural concept of the pavilion’s glass attachments for different states of destruction. In addition extensive requirements had to be fulfilled to obtain a special building permit for the structural sealants. The project is an outstanding example for the possibilities in constructing with glass. It combines the structural features of a load bearing all glass building with state-of-the-art joint techniques.