- Channel (U-Shaped) Glass
- Textured Glass
- San Antonio, TX
- Completion Year
- Overland Partners - San Antonio, TX
- Sharp Glass - San Antonio, TX
A major retrofit of The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio features a channel glass façade by Bendheim Wall Systems. The vibrant, ceramic-fritted glass units rise along the building’s 10 stories and a 2-story-tall ‘lantern’ cupola. The striking colors of the channel glass are visible from a distance in the day or night, while the smart technical design of the system makes this project truly stand out by answering a number of unique design challenges. It is the first and only installation of vertically-unitized, multi-colored ceramic-fritted channel glass in North America. The project features our color fritted 504 Rough Cast glass, installed in customized SF-60S frames.
Illumination of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
The redesigned hospital exterior seeks to improve the patient experience. The translucent glass channels are visible from within the rooms, bringing children and families comfort and a sense of playfulness through color. The positive experience of the space reflects current attitudes and research into enhanced healing through sensitive clinical architecture and design.