Construction and demolition waste accounts for more than a third of all waste generated in the European Union. The statistic climbs even higher in North America. Fortunately, a paradigm shift is upon us. GKD stainless steel and metal fabric in architectural design and construction is an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient choice.
The new 200 East Las Olas Parking Garage, located on Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale, serves as an eye-catching gateway to the beach. Compliance with Florida's hurricane codes required the right product that also maintains the original design's sleek aesthetic. They chose GKD's Tigris weave.
Marking the centennial celebration of the University of Oregon’s legendary Hayward Field, the stadium was scheduled to become a completely reimagined venue for the Track and Field 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials—an event taking place on the world stage. The design team at Seattle-based SRG Partnership found GKD Metal Fabric could satisfy the exact technical and aesthetic requirements for the Hayward Field project.
The central meeting place serves an active design cue that showcases a two-story floating staircase which abuts a series of conference rooms, café seating, and an outdoor garden area. The interior designers sought to define the space with a backdrop to activate the central staircase.