4.15 Million Euro Contract “Glazed Link” in Manchester completed
Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG has ambitiously linked two historic buildings in Manchester: from now on, a glazed passageway joins the Town Hall with the Central Library. Its appearance has been designed to look immaterial and weightless. Waagner-Biro managed to convince as a specialist in technically high-quality architectural constructions and won the 4.15 million EUR contract. “With projects such as the ‘Glazed Link’ in Manchester we demonstrate innovative architectural solutions at the highest level,” says Thomas Jost, Managing Director and Owner of Waagner-Biro. “Decades of experience and innovative, visionary ideas are decisive for our success.”
The “Glazed Link” impresses with a sculpture made from 30 tons of mirror-polished stainless steel in the shape of a cloud formation, which rests on 26 glass panes that are 7.4 metres high, some of which are curved. The combination of stainless steel and glass awakens variable visual impressions.
The project is a part of comprehensive renovation measures at the Town Hall complex in the City of Manchester. The design for the passageway was completed by the British architectural team “Ian Simpson Associates”.