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.
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.