Laminated LED glass lights up d-hotel
"The setting provided by d-hotel is quite unique. Imagine an old windmill surrounded by a sleek hotel featuring the latest innovative materials. To be selected by the architect team with Glassiled was a nice challenge which enabled us to show the creative potential of the glass in many different ways: partitions, doors and shelves. The logo of d-hotel stands now proud with Glassiled in several places lit up by magic LEDs embedded in the glass. The future is rich with a lot of façades or interior design applications where the glass is transparent by day and luminescent by night." —Stefano Costacurta, project manager, Glassiled, AGC Flat Glass Europe
The basics: The d-hotel in Belgium stands out for its innovative architecture. The hotel features one of the first applications of Glassiled, a product that integrates light emitting diodes into laminated glass, according to officials at AGC Flat Glass Europe, the manufacturer of Glassiled.
The players: Architect, Govaert & Vanhoutte Architecten, Belgium; glass supplier, AGC Flat Glass Europe, Brussels; glass installer, Glas Deneckere, Belgium; sliding door frame manufacturer, Dorma, Germany.
The glass: Shelves, 13.5-millimeter thick laminated glass made up of a 6-mm base lite of Planibel Clear with a conductive coating, 18 Cool White LEDs, 1.52-mm polyvinyl butyral interlayer, and a 6-mm cover lite of Planibel Clear; sliding door of three panes of 13.5-mm laminated glass made up of a base lite of tempered Planibel Clear with a conductive coating, 133 Cool White LEDs over the three panes, PVB interlayer and the Planibel Clear cover lite; fitness room wall of seven panes of 19.5-mm laminated glass made up of the Planibel Clear base lite with a conductive coating, 140 Cool White LEDs on each pane, PVB interlayer and a 12-mm Planibel Clear cover lite; elevator glass of 13.5-mm laminated glass made of the coated base lite, 79 LEDs, PVB interlayer and the cover lite.