Atria are key features in modern architecture, with glass roofs overhead and full height, slab-to-slab façades that allow plenty of sunlight to pour down into the core of the building.
OAG specialises in atria construction and has developed slab edge barrier glazing for both frameless and framed structures. Frameless atria give architects the chance to make a real impact. Using our patented Optima Nebula glass-to-glass joints the overall form of the atrium comes to the fore, with fewer visible lines breaking it up. We can offer some amazing creative solutions too, like coloured layers or images printed onto, or laminated into, the glass.
With taller structures, or where the designer favours vertical lines, an aluminium or steel frame system is practical. OAG regularly creates bespoke framed atria. Often office partition systems abut an atrium’s lining and we offer several attractive solutions in this area.
With health and safety regulations in mind, atria linings are frequently required to contain smoke, withstand fire, and provide strong physical barriers within the structure. OAG can supply glass that meets BS/EN fire and barrier load standards.