- Colored Glass
- Channel (U-Shaped) Glass
- Fritted 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 facade 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.
The redesigned 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.