View Dynamic Glass provides intelligent windows that reduce heat and glare, and maximise natural light and space.
Telecommunications giant CenturyLink built a new research centre with a grand vision. The space, in Monroe, Louisiana, encourages its employees to create and innovate, and View Dynamic Glass is providing a clear source of inspiration to do just that.
The 250,000ft2 CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence houses technology, research and development labs, a network operations centre, and office and meeting spaces.
"We expect the centre to spur innovation, idea generation and problem solving that will benefit our customers, our employees and the communities we serve," says CEO and company president Glen F Post, III.
The building has the largest installation (37,000ft2) of electrochromic glass in the world. CenturyLink implemented advanced glazing technology to make the centre as modern and efficient as possible.
CenturyLink's director of corporate facilities, Wolfgang Wiewel, says of the dynamic glass on the vertical glazing of the new centre: "CenturyLink's vision is to build facilities that will stimulate and inspire talent, while preserving resources and leaving a small environmental footprint."
The centre is already fully operational and a source of pride. "Every architect dreams of designing buildings that harmonise with the environment and provide the best occupant experience," says Dan Picket, principal architect at Moody Nolan, the firm leading the planning, development and design of the project.
"Dynamically adjusting window glass has been known to be the game changer in building design, but remained the technology of the future for a long time. We are pleased that View has made this remarkable product the technology of the present."