Ryerson University’s Student Learning Centre in Toronto is an eight-storey building designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta. It features glass façades that cover 50,000 ft2, which represents 60% of the exterior of the building. For this project, the architectural team wanted to meet LEED requirements while preserving as much natural light as possible.
They therefore opted for a combination of digitally printed glass, triple insulating glass units and low-e coating. This combination of glass products, more specifically the pairing of insulating glass and low-e coating, provides thermal control that ensures occupant comfort. As for the printed design, it is safe for birds and reduces glare, which is a definite advantage for students using these spaces, especially those with computers.
The execution of a project such as Ryerson’s Student Learning Centre constitutes a great example of what can be accomplished when all parties share a common goal. Creating an innovative design, meeting performance criteria and adhering to a budget are tasks that are difficult to bring together for a given project. In this particular case, the printed glass allowed Prelco to help the client achieve their objectives while staying within budget.
Contact us to find out how our products could help you meet your objectives.