This 688sqm roof is made up of insulating glass units measuring 15 x 2.5m. These panes are supported on 8- and 14-ply laminated glass beams 14.47m long x 0.9m deep. In addition, seele is responsible for the entrance façades to the shopping mall with their double-leaf side-hung doors and vestibules. The Grand Hall Montreal project will enable seele to demonstrate its structural glass skills in Canada as well. The huge panes of glass for the roof will create a feeling of transparency and spaciousness and thus lend Place Ville Marie more appeal as a central venue.
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