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Banking on Glass

Glass elements create elegance and magnify space.

Saint-Gobain Inspireat DCB Bank, Hyderabad

Located in the posh Banjara Hills of Hyderabad,DCB Bankmakes for a refreshing representation of a modern banking partner. Eons away from the drab monotony of a typical bank’s interiors, DCB Bank has attempted to create a warm and welcoming ambience. Experimenting with uses other than what glass in banks is traditionally known for, the Bank has built an upmarket image for itself.

In its endeavour to embrace the technological innovations in glass, DCB Bank found the perfect ally inSaint-GobainGlass. With its recent array of innovative products, Saint-Gobain has ensured that the use of glass in banks will never be the same again.

The lobby of the DCB Bank was done up in glass to magnify the effect of space in that area. Planilaque, a coloured and lacquered glass from Saint-Gobain was used for the glass lobby. To maintain the look of formal elegance thatglass in bankshave, the Extra White shade was chosen.

Each square inch of the interiors has been dedicated to be inviting for the discerning Spanish buyer. Right from the interior design to the novel way of using glass for the showroom, Casa Décor demonstrates that a thing of beauty, is indeed a joy forever!

SGG Planilaque is a delight for every architect and so it was for the interior decorators of DCB Bank. The firm made sure that the use of Planilaque was maximized in whatever way possible to create synergy between form and function. Besides thelobby, they used Planilaque Evolution to double up as writing boards. Replacing the white board, Planilaque was put up from ceiling to floor, creating a rather new use of glass in banks. A total of 120 sqm of glass was used for the lobby andwriting boards.

To install SGG Planilaque, the interior contratorsonce again went in for another innovative product from the Saint-Gobain stable – SGG Planifix. It is a brand of adhesive solutions that is available in Silicone and Double-side tape formats, the latter having been used at the DCB Bank. SGG Plainifix is ideal for installing glass on walls as it requires no drilling, fasteners or messy adhesives. This glass mounting application is also UV-resistant and does not sag/discolour over time.

A scratch-proof, moisture-resistant and eco-friendly glass (it is lead-free, does not contain arsenic, formaldehyde or copper and traces of VoC are only marginal), SGGPlanilaquemeets all the essential criteria demanded from a glass of its calibre. Together, with SGG Planifix, it has helped create the kind of transformation that one would hardly expect from glass in banks!