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Eastman Announces World of Color Awards Winners; Color and Architecture Celebrated

July 11, 2014

ENP Newswire - 11 July 2014

Release date- 10072014 - KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, announced today the winners of the third Vanceva World of Color Awards.

The international competition honors architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals who have demonstrated innovative and liberal use of Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Photographs of the winning projects can be viewed online at and will also be showcased at the company's stand at Glasstec, the world's largest glass event held in Dusseldorf, Germany. A celebrated international jury reviewed a worldwide portfolio of architectural project submissions and judged projects on the creative use of glass with laminated color interlayers, aesthetics, and degree of attention paid to the overall benefits and technology of laminated glass.


EXTERIOR Division Winner:

Le Claustra de Daniel Buren

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren creates a stunning visual art installation on the esplanade in front of the Gare Centrale de TOURS in France. The Claustra is a huge open screen, seven meters high and twenty meters wide, with 3,000 pieces of Vanceva colored glass, and was commissioned to improve the image of the city and the TOURS line. As a permanent work of art, the use of laminated glass provides the weather and time resistance needed to easily maintain the vibrancy and beauty of this contemporary outdoor installation. Low-iron glass provides an extra-clear sightline into the vibrant blues, yellow and reds used in the design.

Architect(s)/Firm(s): Daniel BUREN / RCP Design Global / Via composites

Glass Laminator/Supplier: Macocco

INTERIOR Division Winner:

Arize Hotel Sukhumvit by Aroz of Design Co., Ltd

For the reception area at the Arize Hotel Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand, the architects wanted to make a stunning first impression. They created a dramatic, illuminated blue glass ceiling that leads guests into the reception area. Using a 'Pollo' glass, they were able to create the mood of modernism and relaxation in the reception zone with the unique pattern and color. The deep blue sea tone was created from using two layers of Vanceva Sapphire colored interlayer. The resulting effect is one of modern, unparalleled luxury in the heart of one of the world's busiest cities.

Architect(s)/Firm(s): Aroz of Design Co., Ltd

Glass Laminator/Supplier: Thaitechno Glass Co., Ltd. (BSG Glass)


Isbjerget / The Iceberg

Nature's stunning ice creations are re-interpreted at the Iceberg, a majestic residential building overlooking the harbor at Aarbus, Denmark. The architects used staggered roof lines to create the sculptural feeling of floating icebergs. A brilliant white facade is punctuated with lightweight glass balconies, which are designed with progressively lighter blue colors as one's eye travels upward. Vanceva Aquamarine interlayers were used to create the transparent balconies, an effect created by using one, two or three interlayers. The more interlayers used, the deeper the hue becomes. Clear laminated glass is used at the very top to represent the tip of the iceberg.

Architect(s)/Firm(s): CEBRA A/S JDS Architects A/S SeARCHbv, Louis Paillard

Glass Laminator/Supplier: bo*glas a/s

College Anne de Bretagne

Students at the College Anne de Bretagne in France'sLoire Valley must smile as they arrive at their colorfully designed school. The entire upper level provides a shimmering effect, due to sunscreens made up of laminated glass with Vanceva interlayers, which offer a rainbow-like palette of colors that encircle the entire building level. Interlacing, colored window fins offer a warm welcome to the classrooms and provide an illuminating and contemporary image. .


Laminator/Supplier: SOTRAVER

Marian University Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences

First impressions are everything, and Marian University's new colored glass 'lantern' building makes a welcoming statement that won't be easily missed. Using the Catholic iconography of the San Damiano cross within a field of colored glazing in a random pattern, the Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) university has created a unique and contemporary expression of stained glass. Situated on a primary intersection in the city, the building beckons students, faculty and the public into the campus.

Architect(s)/Firm(s): Schmidt Associates

Laminator/Supplier: Viracon

Raiffeisenbank Schaffhausen

When colors have to be perfect, the designers at GlasTrosch AG Swisslamex turned to the Vanceva Color System to create a color-swept renovation for the Raiffeisenbank Schaffhausen, a historic bank in Butzberg, Switzerland. With a nod to the city's tradition of painted facades and stained glass, these colorful murals were digitally transformed into a pattern of rhomboid glass shingles, and provide an added reference to the company's original honeycomb logo. From the street, passers-by are treated to a brilliant sweep of color, light and reflections.

Architect(s)/Firm(s): NAU Architecture, Zurich & Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten, Zurich Team: Jean-Lucien Gay, Marc Guinand, Maggie Planchat, Leo Kocan, Stephanie Adamou, Martyna Michalik

Laminator/Supplier: Glas Trosch AG Swisslamex

The Jury:

The jury for the third annual Vanceva World of Color Awards consisted of an international mix of celebrated industry professionals in both the architectural, interior design and color marketing industries. The judges included:

Andrew Moor, Principal, Andrew Moor Associates, London

Joanna Sikes, Director of External Affairs at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington USA

Abin Chaudhuri, Founder of Abin Design Studio (ADS), India

Angelo Derenze, President of Casa Cor, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Kiku Obata, President & Creative Director of Kiku Obata & Company, St. Louis, Missouri USA

The Vanceva Color System offers architects and designers unparalleled creative freedom to incorporate color into glass and glazing systems using tinted interlayers which are laminated in between two pieces of glass. A palette of 16 colors can be combined in up to four layers to produce more than 3,000 transparent, translucent and opaque glass colors. This gives designers unparalleled flexibility to create custom colors and one-of-a-kind aesthetics. Vanceva color interlayers also offer all the benefits of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers for laminated safety glass, including security, solar, sound insulation and UV protection.

The Vanceva World of Color Awards competition is an international recognition program open to all industry professionals.

Notes to Editor:

Vanceva, Saflex and World of Color Awards and all other trademarks listed below are trademarks of Eastman and/or its affiliates.

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2013 revenues of approximately $9.4 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, TN., USA, and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world.

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