Impressively beating out over a hundred design firms, JDS Architects were commissioned by the Oslo municipality to build the city a new ski jump. The project would replace an older ski jump that was considered below standard, originally costing the city its hosting position for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
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.
The Florida International University mascot, the Golden Panther, is front and center, ready to greet the tens of thousands coming to the Century Bank Arena. For this sunshading and branding project, Gould Evans Architects specified GKD-USA’s proprietary etching process on the entrance panel to achieve the branding objectives of the university and foster school spirit.
When the NBA’s Miami HEAT Group decided to create a marquee on the exterior of its American Airlines Arena, the franchise wanted something that would not only draw attention to the arena itself, but also transform downtown Miami. Made from 3,400 square feet of a high-grade architectural woven stainless steel mesh fabric with interwoven LED profiles, Miami’s Mediamesh screen, patented by GKD, provides visitors to the Arena with unobstructed viewing from the interior and visually engaging digital media content on the exterior.