Romag supplied over 60 sqm of specialist anti-reflective security glass AirGlaz. The glass was constructed from low iron float glass, which when built up into multiple laminates maintains its high light transmission levels and remains completely colourless, unlike traditional float glass which takes on a green hue the thicker it is constructed.
AirGlaz also incorporates an advanced magnetron sputter coating that reduces the levels of reflection in the glass from 8% to below 1%. Giving an unobstructed view of the lions and the illusion of a floor to ceiling barrier-less view into the enclosure.
Whilst appearing as though it isn’t there, the anti-reflective glass is toughened and laminated to exacting standards and strong enough to withstand the weight and power of the Lions.
Installation work was completed over a five month period by Northampton-based industrial glazing specialists Cox Design and Manufacturing, which also designed and installed parts of the structural steelwork needed to hold the glass panels securely in place.
The exhibit opened on March 17th by Her Majesty the Queen. Since opening the Zoo has been praised for their commitment to conservation.