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Flagship building for CERN Switzerland

Monique de Leeuw Gorter Group
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RPBW architects chose to place three Gorter® Glazed Roof Hatches

CERN is a science company based in Switserland, which helps to uncover what the universe is made of. Their mission is to provide a unique range of particle accelerator facilities to researchers; to advance the boundaries of human knowledge.

In the future they will operate from out a complete new building: the Science Gateway Building. This iconic building is designed by the architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), with support from Brodbeck-Roulet architectes associés. Doors of this amazing project will be opened 2023.

Zero carbon footprint

The CERN mission is to create a hub of scientific education and culture, to inspire younger generations with the beauty of science and technology. With the 7000 square meters CERN will offer a variety of spaces and activities, all connected by an enormous bridge 6 meters above ground. With more than 2.000 square meters of solar panels, this building will have a net zero carbon footprint.

-Gorter RHTG glazed roof hatches-

RPBW architects chose to place three Gorter® Glazed Roof Hatches at this new flagship project. A logical decision, concerning the fact that the entire structure of the RHTG9024 glazed roof hatch is thermally broken. Together with the HR+++ triple glass, there is a guarantee for the best insulation and energy cost savings. Official CE certifications prove an insulation value of Uw ≤ 0,83 W/(m².K). This way Gorter® delivers a perfect contribution to the energy efficiency ambitions of CERN.

-Explosion vent RHTX for installation on roofs-

Besides these three glazed roof hatches, the designers also chose four Gorter Explosion Vent Roof Hatches. These Gorter RHTEI7090 roof hatches have an Explosion Release Control (ERC): in case of unexpected pressure build up the hatch will unlock automatically.

Safety first!

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Gorter Roof hatches for new building CERN
Gorter Roof hatches for new building CERN

CERN is a science company based in Switzerland, which helps to uncover what the universe is made of.

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