Ultra-Thin OPV Glass-Glass Laminate for Facade integration
Ultra-Thin OPV Glass-Glass Laminate for Facade integration, Eckersley O’Callaghan, Great Britain


  • OPV cell development
  • Electrical design
  • Glass development


Project Goal:
Using thin, light and damage-resistant glass, typically used as cover glass for display applications, to create a lightweight and nearly unbreakable OPV laminate for use in facade constructions

"For modern glass facades, the glass weight itself is an important and sometimes limiting factor, as it can limit design freedom and increase cost through subsequent static requirements. The idea to use thin, bendable and unbreakable glass in combination with OPV is on the one hand decorative and on the other hand a power-generating medium which can have great impact on how we plan facades in the future."

Lisa Rammig, Senior Facade Engineer

1.2 x 1.2 m² glass-laminate using 2 times 0.7 mm glass (typically used in TFT displays) and OPV modules laminated in between.

About Eckersley O’Callaghan:
We have a shared vision of a pioneering structural design practice that truly integrates architecture and engineering. We enjoy working with a range of materials, forms and building types across diverse sectors and project scales to deliver extraordinary results. We have an international reputation for our structural glass designs as well as our work with steel, concrete and timber. From our offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Paris and Shanghai, our structures and facades teams collaborate closely with architects, designers and clients throughout the UK, US and across the world.

Our service is strengthened by close collaboration with Eckersley O’Callaghan and Partners LLC, based in New York and San Francisco, which offer a similar range of engineering design services for North American projects and clients.

We started in 2004 when Brian Eckersley and James O’Callaghan formed Eckersley O’Callaghan after working separately for many years as chartered engineers. Our team is now over 75 strong and shares a belief in making the best buildings possible.

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