Case Study

BOURSE DE COMMERCE

Architect
Tadao Ando, NeM / Niney & Marca Architects and Pierre-Antoine Gatier Agency
Client
La Bourse de Commerce

Introduction:

After four years of repair and change, the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection reopened to the public on May 22, 2021. Located in the center of Paris, the building, regenerated by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, along with NeM / Niney & Marca Architects and Pierre-Antoine Gatier Agency, holds a new modern art museum showcasing a collection of works amassed by François Pinault over more than four decades.
 

Problem:

To satisfy the needs of this multipurpose building, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, in collaboration with T.S.M., provided internal fire-rated partitions and glass doors, as well as a smoke barrier system.
 

Solution:

In addition to the inherent advantages of glass, such as visibility and natural light optimization, the fire protection panes supplied for the interior walls have the benefit of being organized "butt-joint," without intermediary frames, adding a modern touch to the structure's aesthetics.

The butt-joint fire-rated glass walls supplied for the auditorium have extraordinary proportions (2.3 m width per pane) and provide adequate acoustic insulation (Ra of 46dB). All internal butt-joint glass barriers feature extremely clear qualities, which improve transparency.

Lunax completely glass fire doors are also extremely transparent, fitting in seamlessly with their surroundings, maximising visibility and natural light while offering inconspicuous and effective fire protection.

 

Benefits:

This result demonstrates Vetrotech Saint-Gobain's actual experience in offering the highest levels of fire safety glass solutions while maintaining the design and comfort of building users.

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