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.
Yankee Stadium Uses Several GKD Metal Fabrics For Transparent Partition Walls, Railing Infills, and Cladding
Home to the New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium was built to replace the original 1923 stadium also known as the “House That Babe Ruth Built.” The new stadium was designed to be modern while maintaining the characteristics that comprise the rich history and tradition of the New York Yankees. Completed in April 2009, the $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium at the time was the second most expensive stadium in the world and features an array of products from GKD-USA, the leading full service provider of woven metal fabric for architectural solutions.