NorthGlass from the perspective of Yale University Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking
Yale University is known for its Gothic style of campus architecture. The campus’ lush garden-style highlights its elegance, which became the inheritance heritage of the university, and left an indelible mark.
The Oval Innovation Center, designed by Weiss / Manfredi Architecture in New York, has revitalized Yale University with its corrugated glass facade. The Yale University Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking is an interdisciplinary program and mentoring center with its aims to promote connections between entrepreneurs, creators, and leaders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
Tianjin NorthGlass equipped the project with low emissivity laminated insulating tempered glass with high visible light transmittance and excellent heat insulation light control characteristics. Alternating concave and convex curved arc glass is installed to provide a concave and convex curved shape for the appearance of the building. The reflection of the light has formed a magnificent visual feeling.
In order to achieve the consistency of the outdoor color of concave and convex curved glass and the natural transition of multiple curved radius, Tianjin NorthGlass has conducted coating debugging and color control for many times and finally produced the coated glass that meets the performance and color requirements.
The design team chose glass as the curtain wall material with its aims to stimulate the dialogue between traditional buildings and opaque buildings. Glass shines under the sunny sky, reflecting the older concrete buildings around it, and the beautiful corrugated glass awakens the surrounding Gothic environment, which presents the landscape in an interesting image. The 7-meter-high glass curtain wall in the innovative thinking center and 37 pairs of alternating concave and convex curved glass are beautiful and energy-saving. NorthGlass cooperated with the designer team and the consultant team to try a different design. The final curvature enabled the whole glass curtain wall to achieve a surprising effect, and it successfully won the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
Tianjin NorthGlass processed and produced products with the boutique mode, and it not only strictly controlled the color consistency and products’ high-quality, but also will provide a technical guarantee for more customers' high-quality processing of curved glass.