As the A&D community works with facility managers and building owners to reduce the environmental impact of built spaces and meet new LEED standards, they need a variety of products that look great and offer substantial performance benefits over traditional façades. Woven metal mesh fabric from GKD is one solution to this complex problem.
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.
Prominent Austrian Bank, Raiffeisen-Landesbank, features a unique inclined exterior design with a superimposed graphic on GKD metal fabric panels. Designed by Austrian firm, Strohecker, the bank was constructed with an emphasis on sustainability. Relying heavily on the use of natural daylight and energy-efficient building materials, GKD’s stainless mesh Tigris was specified.
There are many benefits produced as a byproduct of incorporating daylighting into an office building design. Access to daylight throughout the day improves employee well-being and overall health, even after leaving the office. Besides creating a pleasant working environment for employees, solar protection also plays a key part in supporting sustainable energy efficiency concepts.