Eckersley O'callaghan Designed a 10-Story-High Slide with Cricursa's Help

By: Riley von Niessen - Oct 2, 2016
References: eocengineers & dezeen
Eckersley O'Callaghan, an engineering consultant firm, designed a 10-storey-high slide made from just one piece of glass.

A massive nine meters long in length, the seamless design is almost invisible at most angles, as only a few metallic pieces accent the glass slide so that its appearance stays uninterrupted. Holding it up is another pane of glass that's adhered by structural silicone, which has see-through treads that lead up to the top of it. In order to create the glass slide, Eckersley O'Callaghan joined with Cricursa, a glassware store that's based in Barcelona.

Lisa Rammig, an associate of Eckersley O'Callaghan, described the project by saying "Vidre-Slide exemplifies the collaborative approach between engineers and fabricators, testing the practical application of emerging glass technologies for tomorrow's structures."