Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc., utlized Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated glass and Fireframes® Heat Barrier Series frames from Technical Glass Products (TGP) in Milwaukee's Discovery World Pilot House. The system provides an open configuration elevator core, allowing views of the lake and city skyline from the elevator. The European-designed frames are sleek and slender, and the system offers fire-ratings for two-hours. Pilkington Pyrostop glass blocks the transfer of radiant heat, which helps protect building occupants and equipment from the high temperatures of a structural fire. The architects report that the glazing system was well received by the Discovery World staff.
Discovery World Pilot House
Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA), Inc.