Erin Mills Town Centre Globe Structure

Authors

  • John Kooymans Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.7.4765

Keywords:

Double Curved Glass, Thermal Stress, Testing

Abstract

Erin Mills Town Centre is a shopping mall in Mississauga, Canada owned by Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto. The revitalization project was designed by MMC International Architects Ltd. and features a 27.4m diameter glass and steel globe at its Centre Court. The structural glass for this globe structure is created with laminated double curved glass panels patch supported by a steel structure. Some challenges arose during construction due to the frit on the glass panel and the thermal stress created between the inner and outer lites of the laminated assembly. Testing was used to establish a workable solution for replacement glass in order to correct the in-situ issue that was discovered

challenging glass

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Published

2020-09-04

Issue

Section

Projects & Case studies