/// Hoogeschool INHolland
The world’s thinnest glass façade at the INHolland School of Applied Sciences in Delft was driven by the desire for innovation. It is known that any glass façade with large spans needs stabilizing systems for wind and dead loads. In an extensive experimental process a pre-stressed cables were developed for taking up the horizontal wind forces while a suspension rods were taking up the vertical dead load for the system. By deflection up to 300 mm in windy days the structural height is performed by the façade.
Placing the pre-stressed cables to pass through the glass panels spacers was an innovative complex design, which needed several tests in matter of panel size, details and material suggestions.