Saint-Gobain at the heart of the largest cultural project in the Arab world

06/17/2019

In Dubai, the future Mohamed Bin Rashid library is a showcase for Saint-Gobain's expertise.

Saint-Gobain at the heart of the largest cultural project in the Arab world

SageGlass, the smart and connected glass that tints according to the level of sunlight, has provided 6 000 sq.m  of glass surface for the project: this makes it the largest intelligent glazing installation in the world!

This dynamic glass provides real added value. It optimizes thermal comfort inside the building while maintaining the view outside and reduces the need for air conditioning and therefore energy consumption. Vetrotech, Gyproc, Kimmco-Isover and Weber solutions were also chosen for this ultra-modern 66,000 sq.m. building. Designed by ACG Architects, it represents an open white book. It will house 4.5 million books and will also host one of the world’s largest electronic libraries, and book conservation laboratories. Work is scheduled for completion in summer 2019.