In 1925, a group of German engineers created what would evolve into the most technically advanced weaving mill of metal fabrics for filtration and industrial use in the world. As the company grew, its metal fabric line evolved and revolutionized how architectural structures are enhanced aesthetically, augmented functionally and optimized economically. Today, drawing on more than 90 years of experience, GKD Metal Fabrics’ engineers produce technologically advanced woven metal fabric solutions from concept to completion.
The Actura Water Tower in Sweden holds 6.8 million gallons of boiling water that is used to heat homes in the surrounding region. Interestingly, and unlike most water towers, the top of the 215-foot high structure houses a skyline restaurant, while the ground level below the tank features a ski center that is often used in international sports competitions.
The Victory Park neighborhood in Dallas, Texas has a unique construction history. 20 years ago the site was home to century-old city dump, railroad maintenance facility, power plant and several abandoned grain silos. The developers were looking for a renovation project that would “reshape the life and landscape of Dallas,” according to construction firm Beck Group. Beck, in collaboration with the architects at HKS, Inc. built Victory Plaza which includes two multipurpose 5-story buildings that house space for retail, restaurants and commercial use. The buildings border the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks.
Bertelsmann, German-based mass media corporation, utilized the World Expo in 2000 to expose their brand to the public as a leader in the world of mass communications. The virtually unknown brand drew an audience of over a million visitors with the Planet M Pavilion-Media for the World exhibition.