Colour effect glass for architecture

Colour effect glass. Why use it?

Because it makes buildings radiate colour, which makes people look on in fascination. Colour effect glass is a façade attraction. However, it is also a sight to behold as a piece of glass artwork in foyers and outdoor areas.

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Alexander Tylevich: "Time suspended"

Our colour effect glass

FS Green 505550 / Magenta, intense colour effect
FS Blue 495 / Yellow, intense colour effect
FS Magenta 455645 / Green, intense colour effect
FS Yellow 525 / Blue, intense colour effect
FS Cyan 555 / Red, intense colour effect
FS Mauve 480-630 / light green, intense colour effect
FS Orange 585 / blue, intense colour effect
FS Pink 450 600 / cyan, intense colour effect
FE Cyan / yellow colour effect
FE Orange / blue colour effect
FE Pink / cyan colour effect
FE Red / cyan colour effect
FM Blue / orange colour effect
FM Green / magenta colour effect
FM Turquoise / pink colour effect
FM Yellow / blue-violet colour effect

Application and processing

Colour effect glass panes are available in thicknesses from 1 to 6 mm and in dimensions up to 5.80 x 2.55 m in butt joints, or max. 1.08 x 0.8 m as a single pane. The coating can be applied to float glass or borosilicate glass. For exterior use, we manufacture the panes as triple-laminated safety glass (LSG); for interior use also as double-laminated LSG. Colour effect coatings on curved panes or glass bodies (tubes) are possible as well. Coated glass can also be embedded as an inlay in laminated glass. Further information on materials and processing:


Architecture references

"One World Trade Center" Entrée / Lobby

by SOM Architects

Harpa, Reykjavik Facade

by Ólafur Elíasson

Mumbai Airport

by SOM Architects

„Liberty of the Seas“

Liner - balconies

Chapel window

by Michèle Janata

„Chandeliers“ Opera house Copenhagen

by Ólafur Elíasson

Skylight-Tower Frankfurt a.M.

by Ivonne Goulbier

"Time suspended" Minneapolis

by Alexander Tylevich

"Our Spectral Vision" London

by Liz West

Success story

Visitors enter the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere through entrances on the north and south sides of the building, where they are immediately immersed in 20-metre-high lobbies with fascinating glass installations: the inserted colour effect glass from Prinz Optics switches between emerald green and violet, depending on the incidence of light and the viewing angle.

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Colour effect glass enriches architecture

Dichroic coated glass generates colour from light. In daylight, this creates powerful colour overlays both when light is reflected and when it is transmitted through the glass. At night, the positions of the light source and the viewer determine the perception of the colour. Our colour effect glass portfolio includes more than 20 standard colours. Both the extent of the colour gradients and the length over which they extend can be selected.


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