Weird and Wonderful: 5 of the World’s Hardest Windows to Clean

When it comes to property maintenance, window cleaning is our forte. We’re pretty confident in our abilities to get the windows of almost any property so shiny that they look brand spanking new. From bay and awning to transom windows, there’s a range of windows out there and we’ve got you covered for all of them… well, almost. 

We got to thinking about some of the world’s weirdest (and wonderful) buildings, and how hard it’d be to provide the ultimate in window cleaning services. Think house-shaped windows (no, really), windows covered in mesh, and buildings made from windows that are 828 meters in height. Yikes. 

Keep browsing to discover these mind-blowing properties with windows that really do steal the show.

The Burj Khalifa, Dubai 

At 828 meters tall, The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Soaring over Dubai, it’s a staggering three times bigger than the Eiffel Tower, making it almost twice as tall as the Empire State Building.  Another crazy Burj Khalifa fact? The weight of the materials used are equivalent to 100,000 elephants. Yup, it’s pretty… big. We did a little digging and it takes a team of 36 window cleaners at least three months to wash all 160 floors of the Burj Khalifa. True commitment to window cleaning!

Petronas Towers, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur are currently the world’s TALLEST twin towers. The building is comprised of 32,000 windows (window cleaning must be a little tiring!) and is somewhat known as the Eiffel Tower of Malaysia! Symbolic and undeniably the symbol of modern Malaysia, it takes window cleaners a whole month to clean the panes of each tower. Designed by Argentine architect César Pelli, the towers took 7 years of construction before finally opening their doors.

Gablepack, South Korea

Eccentric, quirky, and pretty damn homely (you’ll see why in a moment), this is one apartment block with a difference. Located in South Korea and designed by ‘AND studio’, you’ll find a bunch of house-shaped windows, and sloping profiles that continue throughout the inside of the building.  The balconies and windows come in a number of shapes and sizes, depending on the size of the individual units. Who’d of thought cleaning windows could be so fun!?

School extension, France

Are you as surprised as us? Yep, a school extension in France has made it on to our list of the world’s hardest windows to clean. Located near the city of Lille, this old school is set amongst large blocks of social housing, and the extension was built by Architecture studio LT2A. Tasked with adding ‘wow factor’ to the schools new entrance, they opted for circular windows covered with golden mesh, designed to provide security whilst still allowing a view. Pretty incredible.

House Berhnheimbeuk, Belgium

Another residential home that features lime-light stealing windows. Not only do wooden sticks shield the exterior of this house in Belgium, but a tree bursts right through the roof. Yes, seriously. Covered entirely in grey tiles apart from a number of totally random and irregular openings that function as windows, Ghent studio Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu really did a number on this property, and in a good way. While we’re not entirely sure how we’d get to work on the window cleaning, we’re completely in awe of this quirky build. 

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