Arcitectural design of Wagner Design Lab ©Titus Bernhard Architekten
Wagner Design Lab – Langeneufnach, Germany

The largest shop window in the world

Impressive architecture using glass in oversized formats can also be found beyond the metropolises – an example of this is the new „Wagner Design Lab“ of the seating furniture manufacturer Wagner in Langenneufnach. On its slim steel supports the showroom appears like a floating stage. This impression is also enhanced by the two 120 square meter glass façades on the long sides, each consisting of only two insulation glass panes. At around 20 meters in length these are the largest glass panes ever used in construction worldwide.

Wagner Design Lab of the seating furniture manufacturer Topstar/Wagner is a design laboratory and showroom for chairs and other furniture. The concept of the architect Titus Bernhard: a cuboid built on top of the former home of the Wagner family, the two opposing long sides of which make it look completely open due to the size of the glass panes. This highlight originates from the direct neighborhood: sedak produced four triple insulation glass panes for the new showroom, each with a size of 3.04m x 19.21m. The glass panes are constructed from a double thermally toughened glass laminate with a heat-protection coating and an SG interlayer. This creates two areas of glass of 117 square meters – each with only a single joint.

Owner

MesseTurm PropCo S.a.r.l.

Architect

Helmut Jahn, Matteo Thun & Partners

Scope of sedak

– 4 insulation glass panes, 3-fld | 3.04m x 19,21m | double thermally toughened glass laminate, heat-protection coating, SG interlayer

 

Photo credits: Titus Bernhard Architekten | sedak GmbH & Co. KG