The Turkish Contractors Association (TCA) is one of the most powerful associations within the Turkish construction industry. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their new LEED Platinum (the highest LEED certification) headquarters in Ankara, Turkey. In addition to a unique thermal labyrinth for climate control, the headquarters’ solar managed façade was constructed using metallic GKD metal mesh.
January 2015 marks a decade since the construction of the GKD USA headquarters. Today, the building remains the perfect representation of the capabilities of GKD metal fabrics when in the hands of architects and designers with innovative ideas.The headquarters’ design created a tangible example of what can be accomplished by the various metal fabrics in numerous capacities to include ceilings, exterior siding, solar management, and elevator and floor treatment applications. The GKD USA corporate headquarters was constructed using half a dozen different GKD metal fabrics.
Mediamesh is a woven stainless steel fabric with integrated LEDs that is used to create a transparent digital display. This unique product is the perfect solution when a digital display is needed on a façade, yet the view through windows needs to be maintained or air flow is required. Mediamesh evolved from an architectural mesh product woven by GKD. GKD is s German-based Company who began as a weaver of industrial wire cloth in the 1920’s. These products were used in all types of industrial applications from filtration to aggregate screening to conveying. In the early 1990’s, architects began to look at these metal products and think about their potential uses in architecture. This is how architectural mesh was born.