Pointe-à-Callière Museum | Glass Floors
Our firm is extremely proud to have contributed to this significant legacy for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
As part of the permanent exhibition "Where Montréal Began" highlighting the remains of the first place of establishment of Montréal in 1642, ELEMA designed the structural glass floors and their fixtures in the new Pointe-à-Callière Museum pavilion.
TECHNICAL CHALLENGES :
- Design for post-break resistance under a 3kN load applied on a surface of 50 mm x 50 mm (2 in x 2 in).
- Design of exhibition boxes without metal support.
- Design of 26 different glass geometries
NOTABLE SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIONS :
- Use of quadruple laminated glazing, with an independent upper layer of glass which acts as a sacrificial element.
- The separation of the sacrificial glazing allows its easy replacement, avoiding the complete removal of the main floor module.
- Design of aluminum support beams incorporating cable ducts, lighting fixtures and as ventilation ducts.