The renowned US-American magazine "Glass Magazine“ announced the winners of its annual award, which honors the best products and constructions of the glass and metal industry. seele was awarded in the category "Most Innovative Interior Glass Rails, Walls and Doors" for the project St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. The winners, selected by a jury which includes well-known experts of the glass industry, are presented in Glass Magazine’s September 2018 issue.
"We are proud to be awarded with the Glass Magazine Award 2018 for the all-glass structure of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A remarkable design detail of the 82sqm large interior façade are the glass panels which have a weight of up to 2.5t and are sup-ported by just one 8-ply glass beam. Thus, the construction seems exceptionally transparent and weightless,” says Michael Steinhuelb, President of seele, Inc. in New York.
seele was commissioned with the design, fabrication, and installation for this project. In order to not disturb the existing architecture, the design intended an all-glass structure, which is perfectly integrated into the building. In the upper section, the façade consists of approx. 10.7 x 2.4m large façade panes, made of 3 x 12mm laminated safety glass, supported by a 7m long glass beam. The integrated glass doors in the lower section are set slightly further forward in order to preserve the chapel’s original mosaic floor. Furthermore, a special highlight are the façade’s all around brass trims, which are specially designed to match the shape of the existing columns. "With this project we have proven once more that we are experts in all-glass structures,” says Michael Steinhuelb.