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AGC TECHNOVATION CENTER

AGC TECHNOVATION CENTER

The AGC technovation center is a fully dedicated facility to research, development and analysis of AGC glass products. It contains within a single and unique building laboratory, research equipment’s, halls, industrial areas, offices, and meeting-room dedicated to the different AGC services and research team.

As the North part of the project is dedicated to halls, laboratories, research and volume consuming pilot activities, the curved zone in the South part includes the main entrance, the public areas and part of the management and administrative activities.

That curved facade is the main visible and totally emblematic part of the building. Facing South, the cladding of this façade is made of white lacquered glass defining a large horizontal frame. Within the white frame a double layered open skin façade is developed. Sun shaded and protected by alternated photovoltaics glass panels, a thermal high performance glazed façade is developed in retreat. A gallery is created between those two layers adding sun shading benefits and easy walkable maintenance access.

Right next to that curved white volume, the central area is developed around a patio. The eastern and western façades of that central volume is partly made of grey glass cladding. their windows benefits from colored solar glass protection perpendicular to the Est and West façades.

This industrial research building is designed with optimal horizontal flow for people, equipment’s, material, or research samples, with a pertinent use of the natural topographic constraints of the site.  Its footprint on site, takes also into account all the potential future AGC extensions for the next decades or research and development.

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Construction of a research centre for the analysis and the development of AGC glass products.

Rue Louis Blériot
6041 Gosselies
BE
AGC
Industries
Achieved
2010
2013
22 000 m2
Structural engineer: PIRNAY ARTELIA
Building services: ARTELIA
Landscape architect: ASSAR ARCHITECTS
General contractor: GALERE CIT BLATON
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in the "Best industrial & logistics development" category

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