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Corning Museum of Glass : Glass Market Cafe

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Glass Market Cafe : 2011-2012

The renovations and expansions to the 350 seat Glass Market Cafe, at the Corning Museum of Glass, included over 7500 sq. Ft. of public areas and 2300 sq.ft of new servery, kitchens and ancillary support spaces. A new servery and a special events mezzanine were added, featuring a cantilevered glass canopy and suspended aluminum soffits. Specular materials were used throughout with formal elements interwoven into the existing infrastructure.

Spatial division is gained through the positioning of custom designed glass screens, adding function, seclusion and intimacy within the large open plan. Each screen explores borosilicate scientific glass transparency and translucency by combining clear class rods, hollow glass tubes, ribbed glass tubes and clear glass frit filled tubes.

Completed within a construction period of 22 weeks the project included full architectural, interior design, structural and mechanical engineering services. HAIGHArchitects llc acted as design architects in association HuntAES as architects of record. Streeter Associates acted as construction managers.



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