Visionary architect and city planner Dominique Perrault headlined Facades+ NYC earlier this month, serving as the event’s opening keynote speaker. As the leading conference on the performance and design of building envelopes, Facades+ is a unique crossover event that attracts professionals from the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication, development and education.
We have helped architects, designers and facility owners put “new faces” on buildings of almost every type, shape, size and age. In doing so, our team has have given these facilities and their tenants a new lease on life. So while there are countless new buildings that incorporate GKD metal mesh façades, some of our greatest achievements have come from retrofit, renovation and refurbishment projects around the world.
A major GKD project recently garnered an international accolade winning the coveted 2017 Building of the Year Award from ArchDaily. The Dufour Pavilion refurbishment project at the Palace of Versailles was honored in the Best Applied Product category. Visited by millions per year, the entrance to this Parisian landmark has been transformed into an innovative and sustainable museum space. Through the elaborate use of GKD metal mesh, it mimics Versailles’s most famous design motifs - gold and mirrors.
A vacant office building in Stuttgart, Germany was recently purchased, refurbished and modernized for use by the Baden-Württemberg state ministries. To ensure optimal room acoustics and a contemporary, attractive aesthetic for the top floor conference center, the architects opted for a gold-anodized acoustic ceiling made of aluminum mesh. Manufactured by GKD, the ceilings are a spectacular and one-of-a-kind addition to the space.