eyrise s350 will be officially launched at Glasstec 2018, where Merck KGaA is presenting its Niemeyer XS pavilion, a six-meter-high version of its contribution to the Niemeyer Sphere located at the headquarters of the crane manufacturer Kirow in Leipzig, Germany. The prestigious architectural project is one of the last works of renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and will be realized using triangular versions of the liquid crystal windows produced by Merck KGaA to achieve the desired design.
The launch of the eyrise™ brand follows the company’s recent opening of its Liquid Crystal Windows factory in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven, in The Netherlands.
For users, the company’s sun protection applications offer immediate solar shading whilst preserving a view to the outdoors, creating a light wellness experience. The solution enables the ability to manage unwanted solar heat and glare without blocking the intake of natural light. In both the dark and the bright state, the windows remain transparent and color-neutral, leaving the view outside unobstructed and preserving the natural color-rendering of their interior space as well. This makes Venetian blinds and additional light sources obsolete.
The light transmittance of the windows can be adjusted individually and controlled through building management systems with a transmission variable that could begin as low as 1%. By enabling this more efficient use of daylight, and subsequently minimizing the need for air conditioning, eyrise contributes to a significant reduction in energy consumption. The privacy window variant also offers an instant switch from transparent to translucent, allowing the natural light to pass through while preventing those outside from being able to look inside.