Fire protection on ice

Pyroguard’s range of toughened fire safety glass, Pyroguard Protect, was recently installed inside the new Angers Iceparc in Angers, France.

Pyroguard T-EI60/25-3 provided 60 minutes of integrity and heat insulation, as well as 1B1 impact classification, UV stability, and strong acoustic performance for the curved interior glass partition.

Located near the banks of the River Maine in the Saint-Serge district of Angers, France, Angers Iceparc is the new state-of-the-art go-to destination for ice sports.

The building is designed with a curved structure, which is also reflected through the interior elements. Due to the nature of the leisure environment, prioritising fire safety from the offset was crucial to ensure that staff and visitors have an adequate means of escape in the event of a fire. However, as an architecturally ambitious project, fire safety glass that complied with Building Regulations, without compromising on quality and design, was essential to uphold the attractive and futuristic vision of the building.

Ouest Serrurerie was appointed to design and install the fire safety glazing system in the viewing platform areas, which overlooks the recreational ice rink from above. In line with the design objectives of the project, a series of full-length glass windows that curved off into a geometric point was proposed to follow the shape of the ice rink. Indeed, Ouest Serrurerie needed custom sized glass panes, as well as framing, in order to achieve this.

Pyroguard T-EI60 from the Pyroguard Protect range was chosen for its ability to be custom manufactured to suit the individual project’s needs. The Pyroguard toughened fire safety glass provides 60 minutes of protection against flames and smoke and enables the transmission of natural light, acoustic control and thermal and solar performance, while losing no aesthetic benefits and maintaining the highest standards of safety.