Charles de Gaulle Airport in glazing expansion

More than three hectares of surface area have been glazed at Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

The second-biggest facility of its kind in Europe, the airport has extended its site by a total of 225,000 sq m through the creation of a new boarding facility, reports online resource Glass On Web.

According to the site, reflective glass surfaces have provided the 750 by 800 m terminal with "an unusual air of brightness and transparency", which identified as a key desire for travellers in a market research survey carried out prior to the projects commencement.

Toilets and supply rooms in the centre of the facility have been hidden behind reflective glass surfaces, which provides the structure with a "seemingly see-through" quality and consumers are provided with an unobstructed view of aircraft through large windows.

In related news, it was recently reported by the Chicago Tribune that the Garfield Park Conservatory is celebrating its centenary with an exhibition on photosynthesis at a cost of around $2.7 million (£1.35 million).