The architects at WTL Design, with the help of BMW Building Design Senior Manager, Nicholas Ott, designed the BMW Brand Experience Center in Shanghai using a minimalistic approach. The project marks the first use of GKD’s Mediamesh technology in China. The stunning glass and white design evokes transparency, both in the building itself and the brand’s identity. The 21,500 square foot building utilizes interior Mediamesh screens that are visible from the outside, thanks again to the transparent glass façade.
The port city of Dalian in northern China is a city of contrasts. A vibrant center of trade and industry, this rapidly growing metropolis plays an equally important role in the region as one of the country's most popular vacation destinations. In the city center of Dalian, the Beijing office of the NBBJ architectural firm designed the Eton Place Dalian tower complex as a superlative multifunctional development: five mixed-use towers standing 41 to 81 stories high and a six-story mall transform the 6.23-hectare site into an exclusive microcosm of urban life. The connecting element between the two highest towers is the spacious mall, with a roof designed in a manner reminiscent of a park. Over six floors, it offers a representative atmosphere for high-class boutiques, a luxury department store, elite gastronomy and a supermarket. Large Mediamesh screens from GKD running around the corners of the building seize the attention of passers-by at both main entrances. The transparent displays made of filigree stainless steel mesh with integrated LED profiles function as an advertising platform for luxury goods from all over the world and underline the exclusivity of the building complex.
Until now, secure shutter solutions in shopping malls, underground garages or kiosks only rarely impressed through their appealing aesthetics. But now, the new roller door and shutter system made of stainless steel mesh from GKD is setting new standards for both indoor and outdoor applications. With its transparency and the ability to use light to create a unique appearance, both typical properties of metal mesh, it unites an exceptional appearance with maximum functionality. Measuring up to eight meters wide and five meters high, the roll-up shutter systems offer options in the architectural design of attractive shutters for shop doors, counters or entrances that have been unimaginable until now.
The world's largest and highly celebrated Louis Vuitton Flagship Store has opened In Tokyo, a city with a "constantly fluctuating, eclectic mix of urban topography,” as it is often described in specialist literature. The store's architecture responds to Tokyo's urban architectural versatility with optical adaptability, while embodying the traditional products of the House of Louis Vuitton. With his façade construction, architect and rising star, Jun Aoki, has created a building, which fluctuates as dynamically as the surrounding cityscape. At the same time, it stands as a synonym for the Louis Vuitton brand in all its variety – as the definitive ambassador of the brand name.