Contemporary curving glass facade by Glasshape features on European car dealership

This award-winning showroom for a European car retailer benefits from a giant curving glass window wall crafted by Glasshape

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For the design of this upmarket car showroom, Chow:Hill Architects wanted a dramatically curving, two-level window wall to display the high-end vehicles. The glass was supplied by Glasshape. Photography by Mark Hamilton

Showcasing luxury products like high-end vehicles requires premium display solutions and these award-winning premises are a case in point.

Chow:Hill Architects was tasked with creating a dramatic retail precinct on an important corner site that is a gateway to Hamilton. The completed project won the Commercial Architecture Award in the 2016 Waikato-Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards.

The Ebbett Audi and Volkswagen dealership displays vehicles in two dedicated showrooms separated by a plaza area with a cafe.

Central to the design of the Audi show space is a giant, elegantly curving wall of glass created by commercial glass specialists Glasshape. This high-profile element draws the eye to the precinct from a distance and presents the prestige vehicles within the best possible light.


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This dramatic curving showroom facade is created in large 3m x 1.8m curved panes of 10mm TemperShield glass by Glasshape.

Glasshape's Richard Duckworth says the glass company was able to produce large 3m x 1.8m curved panes of 10mm TemperShield to achieve the architects' desired outcome.

"Low-e glass was used to offset the high amount of sunlight the building was exposed to."

Glasshape works on a variety of commercial and large-scale residential projects with manufactured, curved toughened glass a speciality.

The friendly, experienced team proudly offers a digital site measure service, the ability to create tightly curving radii, and full colour ceramic ink printing processes that substantially increase the versatility and impact of glass.

This dramatic curving showroom facade is created in architecture, building, home, house, mixed use, real estate, gray, brown
This dramatic curving showroom facade is created in large 3m x 1.8m curved panes of 10mm TemperShield glass by Glasshape.

All Glasshape products are manufactured to Australian Safety Standard AS/NZS 2208 and manufactured in an ISO 9001 accredited facility.

For further information, contact Glasshape, 65-67 Woodcocks Rd, Warkworth 0981, phone: (09) 422 2565, email: info@glasshape.co.nz, or alternatively go online: www.glasshape.co.nz

Jun 15, 2016
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