Aluglass Bautech supplied several products to modernise and renew Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.

As part of the major refurbishment of Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Aluglass Bautech and Bautech Installation Services supplied and installed several glass products and systems to modernise and renew the aesthetics in the square.

Fixed flush glazed facades
Aluglass Bautech’s NS SolarVue HL neutral laminated safety glass was used to glaze approximately 680m² in the square. The 6,38mm option was specified for the smaller panels and the 8,38mm option for the larger panels.

Canopy glass
For several canopies covering about 370m² across the square, 17,54mm toughened, laminated, dot-frit printed safety glass was specified.

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Stackable, sliding, folding doors
At 2,8m high and with an approximate length of 200lm, the restaurants around the square enjoy the flexibility of having the partitions open during good weather and closed when it is windy or rainy. Again the options of 6,38mm or 8,38mm HL Neutral laminated safety glass were used.

Frameless glass doors
An exclusive feature to the entrances of the square, the 3,6m high frameless glass entrance doors create a modern look. To produce these doors, roughly 84m² of 19mm thick clear toughened safety glass was used.

Flush glazed curtain walls
The 5th Street glass box was flushed glazed by means of the HBS Advantage curtain wall system with actuated windows for smoke extraction. SolarVue HL neutral laminated safety glass in an 8,38mm thickness was used to cover the 380m². The box is a staggering 11m high and spans over 36m, including the sides.

Installation
The project ran over eight months during which the Aluglass Bautech team worked very closely with the professional team to co-ordinate the installation of these products around the steel structures provided by the steel contactor. The majority of the aluminium systems and hardware used by Aluglass Bautech was supplied by HBS Aluminium Systems and CR Laurence.

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Frameless entrance doors afford a modern, updated feel. Aluglass Bautech also supplied toughened, laminated, dot-frit printed safety glass for the canopy.

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Aluglass Bautech’s NS SolarVue HL neutral laminated safety glass was used for fixed glazing across the square. Here it is combined with sliding stacking doors.