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13 000 m² of glass

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In order to conform to Frank Gehry's design, the people involved in the construction work found solutions to numerous unprecedented technical challenges, from the initial conception of the project right through to its finishing touches.

In particular, the manufacture of glass was an opportunity to rethink the know-how. A special furnace was created to meet the requirements for curves and projections imposed by the designer. Frank Gehry's design was ambitious in his use of glass. In order to meet his architectural vision, the process of glass manifacturing had to be rethought. Watch this video to find out how it was done.