Mountain View City Hall

Overview

The central organizing element of the architecture is the light filled atrium, which is given a strong identity by the articulated glass walls and skylight. The glass art is integrated with the architecture to create a seamless whole. As such, the glass walls serve the function of admitting light while providing privacy for the offices, while the skylight softens and lightly colors the light.

Date

1991

Features
  • Skylight dimensions: 24' x 100'
  • Atrium Walls dimensions: 100' x 65'
  • Skylight materials: Laminated glass with transparent paint screened onto the PVB interlayer.
  • Atrium walls materials: leaded antique beveled and sandblasted glass with silkscreen and fired ceramic frit.
  • Glass design: Kenneth F. von Roenn, Jr.
  • Architect: William Turnbull & Associates
  • Location: Mountain View, CA