Interior walls made of glass bricks are increasingly common. Yet it is quite a feat to create a bearing façade made of glass bricks. After extensive research by Delft University of Technology and ABT, the design concept by MVRDV has actually been made possible. The first building to use it was the Chanel shop in the P.C. Hooftstraat, in Amsterdam.
MVRDV came up with a glass structure that resembles the original late nineteenth century façade. Thanks to the application of a glass façade, the building has been given its stylish, transparent look. ABT was involved to help realise this unique product from a technological point of view. From the executive research up to and including its engineering. The clear, transparent bricks have been produced by the Italian manufacturing firm Poesia.