Freedom for communication

The architects in the furoris Group in Chemnitz have installed around 800 m of glass railings in the new BHS office building in Weiherhammer. A place where the employees feel comfortable, where they can connect with each other - a place of transparency and communication.

"We want to adapt the building to our employees and their areas of responsibility. Until now, it was the other way round," says BHS boss Christian Engel. "Everyone should feel comfortable and enjoy coming here. The 21,000 square meter complex consists of an office building with a flowing transition to the assembly hall. The client requires that the building promotes and supports communication in its concept. Employees from Production, Service or Administration should meet on equal footing. The architects found suitable solutions. For example, the administration wing flows smoothly into the assembly hall. The two are separated only by a glass pane. An atrium connects all five floors, on which 450 employees can freely choose their desks.

"The workplaces are no longer static. If an employee wishes, he can also place his desk on the balcony," says Engel. That's why glass railings with their transparency and elegance were the obvious choice. They make the generously curved terraces with their glass balustrades a genuine place to relax. 800 linear metres of Glassline's Balardo alu glass railing system were attached to the concrete ceiling, giving the employees not only a clear but also a safe view of nature. The glass railings consist of aluminium supporting profiles, a 20 mm laminated safety glass made of 2 x 10 mm ESG with 1.52 mm film and load-bearing edge protection.

Sebastian Sinn, Sales Manager at Glassline GmbH in Adelsheim, Germany, is pleased about the very special design by the architects of the furoris Group. “We developed our all-glass railing system as a filigree lightweight construction system just for such ideas. Its design-oriented transparency and functionality impress our customers in every respect.”

Balardo alu blends harmoniously into the room and any architecture and at the same time sets modern, timeless accents. With its compact profiles made of high-quality aluminium, the system provides a light-flooded and open ambience in a wide range of applications and installation situations. Its high application flexibility makes it an all-rounder for both private and public building projects. It offers a complete range of applications, from level areas, staircases and balconies to French balconies.