Carbon-neutral passenger ship with glass solutions from Glas Troesch

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The window strips underline the dynamic architecture of the MS Diamant.

photo Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstaettersees AG

The window strips underline the dynamic architecture of the MS Diamant.


The interior of the luxury scheduled boat impresses with its radiant brightness.

photoSimeta AG

The interior of the luxury scheduled boat impresses with its radiant brightness.

Diamant sails on Lake Lucerne  offers its guests a stay in luxury. Inside of the ship impresses with two extraordinary glass domes, which enhance the salon with a diamond-shaped construction, and which provide plenty of daylight. 


The doubleinsulating glasses were also adapted to the circumstances in accordance with the high requirements on energy efficiency. 

Hence, the glass elements not only guarantee a clear view, but also offer efficient protection against too much heat and cold thanks to the SILVERSTAR COMBI Neutral 61/32 coating from Glas Troesch.

The MS Diamant is a project of the company Shiptec AG in Lucerne with the support of the
Institute for Building Technology and Energy. 

In addition, the insulating glasses provide a pleasant room climate with a low heat loss and high-performance sun protection. 

The glasses are custom products, which have been individually adapted to the various dimensions. In addition, the glass elements also score when it comes to aesthetics. 

The facade was designed as a Structural Sealant Glazing System (SSGS), which, thanks to the specially developed SSG bonding, makes the substructure almost invisible. 

Thanks to the Structural-Glazing bonding, the supporting structure is almost invisible, and the glass elements join together in a flush-mounted manner.

From the outside, this feature conveys the impression of continuous window strips, which give the ship a modern and buoyant appearance.

The glass domes not only captivate by their design, they also give the salon a particularly airy appearance. The canopies additionally convince by their crystalline supporting structure, the connections of which were realized using the most modern SSG bonding technique.

Floor-to-ceiling elements were used for the glazing on the side walls, allowing plenty of daylight to reach the ship's interior in addition to the glass domes.

The high level of light transmission of 61 percent and a very good colour rendering index of 94 contribute to allowing the outer area to generously flow into the interior of the ship, so that the view can be enjoyed all the way round. 

With a g-value of 33 percent, the insulating glass protects against extreme solar radiation and also ensures that the high level of room comfort is maintained even during the winter, thanks to the low Ug value of 1.0 W/m²K.



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