We imagine it is unusual for an architect to have a particular special interest in a single material, but to our delight, renowned architect Dominique Perrault remains enthusiastic about GKD metal fabrics. The architect has produced nearly a dozen international projects pushing metal fabrics into innovative and diverse applications. From industrial to commercial designs, to ceiling applications and moveable louvers, the architect never ceases to amaze with his innovative techniques and unique designs.
Flexible Metal Mesh Panels Offer Ultimate Sunshading Benefits To Building In The World's Sunniest Region
The head office of South African National Roads Agency Limited, also known as SANRAL, was completed back in 2011 as a prime example of sustainable architecture. Providing the metallic mesh that offers both aesthetic and functional properties, GKD Metal Fabrics played a pivotal role in the success of this project. The office building is located in Pretoria, capital city of the Republic of South Africa. With an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, this is one of the sunniest regions in the world.
The philosophy less is more encapsulates the design hallmark of Hollin+Radoske architects from Frankfurt. True to form, their store concept for HUGO BOSS is incredibly minimalist yet emotional. They reinterpreted this principle once again in the award-winning Turkish shopping mall Istinye Park in Istanbul. For the first time ever, the architects used metal fabric from GKD to cover the walls of the archetypal staircase made from glass and black steel that connects the upper and lower stories of stores all over the world. Its textile skin contrasts with the cool shimmer of the woven stainless steel and subtly underlines the purist design.
Canadian residents in Burnaby, BC delight in a new stainless steel mesh bridge walkway made from GKD stainless steel mesh. The award-winning Griffiths Drive Pedestrian Bridge offers a major benefit to the community by connecting residential areas with the schools located on the other side of a 4-lane motorway.