Plane sailing for Pilkington Profilit™ K25/60/7

Project Reference
18 Aug 2016
A new terminal building serving Mexico’s Tijuana Airport needed a glass that would provide plenty of light while at the same time being kind to terminal users.
A new terminal building serving Mexico’s Tijuana Airport

The construction, which opened in December, forms part of the world’s first truly cross-border airport carrying thousands of passengers from the US and Mexico each year.

As well as exacting light transmission properties, the double-layered glass needed to form part of a complicated structure comprising a vertical façade division and a roofline designed to look like pinnacles.

The solution was 4,500 m² of Pilkington Profilit™ K25/60/7, in a translucent opal design combined with clear glass elements that provides a diffused light refraction and high light transmission. All the glass was supplied by NSG Group’s Schmelz plant in Germany.