Global architecture firm NBBJ recently completed the energy-efficient headquarters for technology powerhouse, Samsung. The building features a 10-story tower, pavilion and parking garage structure, creating a collaborative design for both employees and the community. Located in tech-hub, Silicon Valley, the headquarters houses the company’s 2,000 employees, which are divided into R&D and their sales department. Throughout the design, the architects utilized the brand’s image as inspiration.
The office district in the northwest of Paris is one of Europe's biggest and most important business districts. Some 800 banks and insurance companies alone have their headquarters here. In the heart a vibrant, busy district, the Tour Europlaza, a 440 foot high office tower, sets standards for sustainable building. It is the third building in France to receive the HQE Exploitation and BREEAM certification, which it has now received twice. The SILENTMESH acoustic systems from GKD have helped in this respect. As acoustically effective room dividers and decorative wall coverings, the CMP metal mesh systems provide highly effective sound absorption and bring the proverbial calm into the large entrance hall. Coupled with a very attractive appearance, they contribute significantly to the high quality of stay in this central entranceway.
Nestled in the lush green landscape of Stuttgart, Germany is an impressive private residence. The property recently underwent a renovation by the German firm, Behnisch Architekten. The main structural design focus went into the upper level of the building originally built in the 1930s. The idea for the new upper floor was to involve the surrounding thick woodland, while also allowing views of the city and nearby vineyards.
GKD Metal fabric lights up concert halls, encapsulates art institutes and creates a state-of-the-art solution for modern day cultural buildings. Around the world GKD metal mesh is used to create contemporary monuments to the arts. Locally and abroad, GKD metal mesh is the material of choice to design elaborate works of architecture that are pieces of art in their own right.