Key facts

Product:
cero III
Family:
cero III
Manufacturer:
Solarlux >
Architonic ID:
20175800
Country:
Germany
Manufacturer groups :
Windows-Window types >
Groups:
Windows-Window types >

Product description

Not a theater, but a theater factory - Le Maillon in Strasbourg was supposed to be a building with lots of light, lots of volume and lots of emptiness. One that can change constantly, a house of endless possibilities. And that succeeded. The uniform facade merely provides the framework, without being determined by a dominant main entrance or a hierarchy in the front and rear. The interior, on the other hand, is hyper-flexible and can adapt to all possible configurations.
The atrium, which is half-open at the top, can become an open-air theater. Large openings in the exterior façade take up the dialogue with the urban space. On the inside, the atrium can be connected to the large foyer if required. To this end, the architects inserted two large sliding windows from Solarlux into the intermediate glass façade. The permeability and flexibility that characterize the Maillon in every respect can be physically experienced here in a particu-larly monumental way: two cero systems with four and six glass elements open up the facade over 18 and 12 meters in width and 3.60 meters in height. Rails embedded in the floor connect the inner courtyard with the stairway to the Great Hall and with the foyer without thresholds.

Product family

Concept

The systems’ concealed sub-frames can be incorporated seamlessly into the floor, wall and ceiling. Thanks to intelligent engineering, glass elements up to 15 m² in area and 1,000 kg in weight can be moved effortlessly and silently. The cero III system comes with great thermal insulation, triple glazing and a panel depth of 72 mm, but it is the extremely high level of energy efficiency that makes it truly impressive: cero III can achieve Uw values of up to 0.80 W/m²K, thus fulfilling passive house standards.