Traditionally, curved glass is produced by heating flat glass panels using bending moulds. However, heat-shaping leads to a lack of visual quality as regards flatness and reflections and causes undesirable manufacturing anisotropies. Cold-formed glass, by contrast, provides a much more homogeneous surface. The glass structure at Strasbourg Railway Station was created from various components: 6mm thermally pre-stressed white glass with a double silkscreen printing in white/black similar to that on the roof, plastic composite foil with integrated sun protection film and 6mm thermally pre-stressed glass with low coating.
Reference overview, header, 1st & 4th slide image: © seele / Matthias Reithmeier
2nd, 3rd & 5th slide image: © seele / Obertreis