Museum of World War II

GDANSK, POLAND

Museum World War II
Glass feature
Fire Resistance
Frame
Aluminium
Applications
Floor/Skylight
Market segment
Public & Transport

The impressive building of the Museum of the Second World War, designed by Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat, is shaped like a 40-meter tall inclined prism, with a part of the exhibition space situated underground. The building’s innovative design was achieved with the use of cutting-edge construction solutions, including a glass ceiling.

Vetrotech Saint Gobain has always made sure to live up to the expectations of architects and engineers in terms of innovative aesthetics. These principles were also followed in the case of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, where several hundred square meters of glass ceiling, class REI 60, can endure the load of 5 kN/m2 while offering uncompromised fire-resistance. Moreover, this solution includes thermal insulation, which ensures that the ceiling’s characteristics remain unaltered regardless of the weather conditions. The glass also features special non-slip silkscreen, designed to keep the museum's visitors safe.

Solution

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Insulation

121m2 of Contraflam Horizontal EI30
as fire-resistant glass ceiling

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Additional Features
Museum World War II

Project Key Achievements

  • Offering a complete solution, which met project requirements
  • Match the design vision of the architect
  • Develop an extraordinary solutions for the roof
Museum World War II

Project Stakeholders

  • System partner: ALUMINIUM S
  • Building owner: Government of Poland
  • Installer: ALUMINIUM S
  • General contractor: WARBUD S.A.
  • Architect: “Kwadrat” arch. Jacek Droszcz

Photography by Rafał Maciąga