For centuries, the public and private sectors have hired architects and artists to create landmarks that make a statement, commemorate an event, memorialize a person or persons, or draw the public’s attention — to move them, make them think, or pique their imagination.
Notable glass structures include a 36-foot memorial in Madrid, a cylinder made of 15,600 glass blocks that honors the victims of the city’s 2004 terror attacks. In Bangkok, “The Glass Fortress” is another dramatic glass structure that serves as an entryway to a large condominium complex with a street-facing “secret garden” enclosed by 20,000 glass bricks. The Liège-Guillemins train station in Belgium is also exemplary in its use of glass blocks. Its architects dispatched the darkness associated with train underpasses, replacing it with a brilliant, elegantly curved canopy of glass blocks set in steel.
Circle Redmont is proud to be an engaged partner when artists and architects want to include glass block or glass brick in their structural statements. Whether a sculpture, a tower, a fountain, or other project, we have the products — as well as the engineering expertise and manufacturing experience — to make even the most challenging and complex glass structure a reality.
When we say “partner,” we mean it. Circle Redmont starts by understanding the vision of the creators. We then move on to recommend the Circle Redmont product or products to suit the structure. And if we don’t have the right solution, we’ll create it. Circle Redmont can custom engineer the glass blocks, glass bricks, or panel system to suit any structural project. We’ve yet to meet a challenge we cannot meet. Because panels can be attached together, there is virtually no limit on how large a structure made of glass block can be. Most importantly, our 60 years of experience in glass block manufacturing ensures the products we design and produce meet or exceed every safety standard.