LoĒ³-366 shines at Eastland's new town centre
The multi-million dollar expansion of Eastland Shopping Centre completed this year has taken this already expanded urban community centre next level as a destination to not only shop but also eat, drink and meet.
The project's vision was to transform Eastland into one of Melbourne’s most progressive and exciting urban shopping, entertainment and leisure destinations.
In addition to the revamped retail experience, a new town square lined with signature restaurants, contemporary al fresco dining and a generous public space were incorporated.
An extensive use of glass was needed to marry the indoor and outdoor environments. Builders Probuild opted for Glassworks’ LoĒ³-366 ® low-emissivity (low-e) glass for a number restaurants exposed to direct sunlight at certain times of the day. Because LoĒ³-366 delivers the ideal balance of solar control and visibility, it was the perfect choice for restaurants – Mexican street food eatery Paco Taco, cafe Brioche and steak restaurant Hunter and Barrel.
A smart move as tinted glass would have spoiled the view from inside and compromised visibility from outside. LoĒ³-366’s pioneering triple layer of silver actually far outperforms tinted low-e insulated glass units (IGU), achieving a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of only 0.27 compared to 0.67.
On the aesthetic side, it was also chosen for its low reflectance, producing an exterior reflectance of just 11% compared with 17% of a regular low-e IGU, as well as the ability to stay clean naturally thanks to the added Neat® easy-clean coating which harnesses the sun’s rays to lift the dirt so the rain can wash it away.
The best aspect of LoĒ³-366 is yet to be enjoyed as its sun blocking ability will mean less reliance on air conditioning during the approaching summer months.
Glassworks is a 100 percent Australian-owned glass processing operation that manufactures quality decorative and performance glass solutions for commercial and residential clients in the Asia Pacific region.Learn more