Data36 months from
start of design
FRENER & REIFER is currently design engineering, fabricating and installing several facades, a pedestrian bridge and two glazed courtyard roofs for the La Samaritaine project. Find more details here …
Scope of workDesign engineering, fabrication and installation of 10 construction lots, including the:
Undulating Glass Facade:
Graduated mirror print (magnetron process).
Each individual undulating pane is supported using stainless steel brackets at four points.
Triple-glazing, bi-directional E30 glass complying with fire-protection requirements.
Laminated safety glass with graduated white dot matrix screen print (0.8 mm diameter) and pivoted panes for cleaning access.
Bespoke facades with unidirectional E30 glass complying with fire-protection requirements.
Roof Level Facade:
3.5 m all-glass facade incl. sliding doors.
Ombrelle (Glass Roof):
Roof construction with strut and tension bar substructure and curved vertical facade.
Dome (Glass Roof):
18 x 20 m, cable-supported free-form steel/glass roof construction. Partially in unidirectional E30 glass complying with fire-protection requirements.
Fully glazed load-bearing steel construction.
Innovations / Challenges
- Scope of project: many different highly complex facade types. Tight installation schedule.
- Difficult logistics of constricted, city-centre site with no storage capacity.
- 3D roof design.