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Des Moines Public Library | Des Moines, IA

Located in the heart of the Des Moines Western Gateway Park, the Des Moines Public Library appears windowless. But the striking feature of the building, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is its 3,500m² glass façade. This optical illusion is created by an innovative application of two ordinary building materials, glass and metal.

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New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center | New York, NY

In New York City on the Upper East Side, you will find the New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center. Located at 1283 York Avenue, this new medical facility is a place that creates a healing environment for the whole person – and the experience starts with the building. The façade is clad in natural, unprocessed wood.

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Oklahoma Science Museum | Oklahoma City, OK

When you approach the building, check out the facade, which is the first OKAWOOD project that was completed using vertically-oriented OKAWOOD louvers. The insulated OKAWOOD glass units have been placed at the entrance to the museum and provide depth to the structure and a warm interior feel.

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Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre | London, UK

Located in the City of London, Maggie’s Centre is adjacent to the courtyard of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, which was founded in the 12th century and is the oldest hospital in Britain. The new building was opened in December 2017 and replaces a pragmatic 1960s brick structure. Steven Holl Architects chose OKALUX panels for this project.

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University of Michigan Practice Facility | Ann Arbor, MI

Athletic centers and gyms are places for physical activity and stress release. They require excellent lighting conditions for uninterrupted game and training sessions. These spaces cannot be daylit using standard window glass because the light would not be evenly distributed and there would be problems with glare and contrast.

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Shriner’s for Children Medical Center | Pasadena, CA

OKALUX has developed a product called OKASOLAR that provides the ideal solution for sun protection with excellent daytime views from the interior. At the Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, CA, for example, the OKASOLAR F IGU glass system with louvers is used in the rehabilitation clinic.

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