Ahead of the curve

Edgetech’s Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus was used on the Curve, a 24,400m2, seven-storey office complex in Saint-Denis, Paris that accommodates more than 1,000 businesses, restaurants, and fitness centres.

Considered to be at the forefront of the French capital’s sustainability revolution, Saint-Denis will be the site of the athlete’s village at the Paris Olympics, which is being built to stringent sustainability standards.

The Curve sits in the nearby 30-hectare ZAC de la Montjoie eco-district. The building’s sustainably sourced wooden structure consists of 5,000m3 of laminated timber, while its 10,000m2 glass facade was designed to flood the interior with natural light, and therefore reduce the need for electric lighting.

Especially challenging to execute were the building’s rounded glass corners, which were made of concavely and convexly curved units, consisting of Saint-Gobain solar control glass and Edgetech’s Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus.

TriSeal has a thermal conductivity of just 0.15W/mK, excellent condensation resistance, shape retention and colour stability, and outstanding longevity, the company said.

“Architects around the world are at the forefront of efforts to make our built environments as sustainable as they can possibly be,” Edgetech’s managing director Chris Alderson said.

“We’re delighted to be playing a part in bringing so many boundary-breaking green buildings to life – and are confident that Super Spacer TriSeal Premium Plus will ensure the Curve’s thousands of glass units will continue performing to the highest standards for many years to come.”