View over the Tyrol mountains with Saint-Gobain

07/27/2018

The balcony of the spectacular Messner Mountain museum in Corones, sitting atop one of the Dolomites’ peaks at an altitude of 2,275 meters in the North of Italy, offers visitors a breathtaking view of the Tyrol mountains, thanks to its Saint-Gobain glass balustrade.

View over the Tyrol mountains with Saint-Gobain

The balcony of the spectacular Messner Mountain museum in Corones, sitting atop one of the Dolomites’ peaks at an altitude of 2,275 meters in the North of Italy, offers visitors a breathtaking view of the Tyrol mountains, thanks to its Saint-Gobain glass balustrade.

This museum dedicated to the history of mountaineering was designed by the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, winner of the Pritzker prize, the most prestigious award in architecture.

The balustrade is made of curved DIAMANT STADIP CONTOUR safety glass, produced and assembled by Döring Berlin, Saint-Gobain GLASSOLUTIONS OBJEKT-CENTER. The company also supplied the curved glazing for the display cases inside the museum. For this purpose, many glass products were custom-designed with formats ranging from 1.2 to 2m.

Five other Reinhold Messner museums are located in Italy and one in Germany. This Italian alpinist is considered to be one of the greatest of the 20th Century: he was the first to climb Everest without oxygen in 1978 and the first to have reached 14 peaks over 8,000 meters.