Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

Athens, Greece

Sun Protection made from wire mesh

HAVER and BOECKER as Manufacturers

Modern glass architecture requires effective protection against intensive sun light. Woven wire mesh can be utilized to break and filter sunrays, creating an effective, aesthetic sun protection screen.

Behind the screen, a comfortable, fresh and light internal climate is created with mesh appearing almost transparent. Whilst at the same time offering a degree of privacy.

Not only new sport arenas were built for the Olmpic Games 2004 in Athens, Greece. Many other buildings have been upgraded for this event. The Benaki Museum for example was equipped with a facade cladding consisting of 361 m² of stainless steel wire mesh type EGLA-TWIN 4253. 12 equal elements were installed using the HAVER & BOECKER tensioning mechanism flat tension profile with clevis screws. At the bottom additional tension springs were incorporated. For the intermediate mountings of the 14,30 m large elements wire connectors have been used.

This new modern building has been built to house art exhibitions, gallery and cultural events on behalf of the Benaki Museum Organisation. The structure incorporates an atrium for several open space events.

EGLA-TWIN 4253 panels lend a dense feeling to the façade whilst at the same time they reflect and diffuse the spotlights creating interesting reflection shapes. This wire mesh specification offers adequate sun protection of the south facing facade of the atrium.

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