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.
Visionary Architect Dominique Perrault, Discoverer of Metal Mesh for A&D Applications, Bestowed Noble Honor in France
At a special ceremony held in Paris, Dominique Perrault took his place among the eight lifetime members of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. The visionary architect and city planner was presented with an honorary sword during the event, one of the honorable office's insignias. Historically crafted by a goldsmith, he requested that his sword be made of stainless steel and produced by longtime partner GKD. Perrault, who is credited with discovering metal mesh for A&D applications, has used the innovative material as a signature element in his buildings for more than 20 years.