Fall guard protection

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about fall guard protection

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsStadiums

Yankee Stadium, New York

Custom GKD Tigris metal fabric was specified for fall guard protection on the balconies and galleries between the entrance and playing field at Yankee Stadium. Tigris 3110 PC and Omega 1505 PC were used to clad walls elevators and stairs as their robust texture makes them resistant to scratches and impacts. The mesh above the elevators was etched with the Yankees logo and coupled with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the team’s characteristic pinstripe design. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsSubway Stations

Waterloo Station, London

Wessex Capacity Alliance was redesigning its Waterloo station and needed to find a durable yet attractive way to enclose its stairwells. Omega 1520 metal mesh provided the resilient protection they required to prevent falls and provide added security to the facility. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsPlaygrounds

Kia Oval and Surrey County Cricket Club

When choosing a façade material for the latest renovation of this world-renowned cricket stadium, Rolfe Judd Architects specified 5,600 square feet of GKD Tigris metal mesh. With a gold-coated weft wire, the metal fabric encircles the stadium, serving as both fall guard protection and as a net to catch stray balls. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsStadiums

Shanghai International Circuit

GKD completed this extensive façade of Tigris metal mesh at Shanghai International Circuit in just over three months from the contract award to shipment of the final mesh panels. Made up of 157 elements, each measuring up to 98 feet long and 25 feet wide, the panels clad the stands providing fall guards and solar protection. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsOffices

Phelps Dunbar, Louisiana

Phelps Dunbar - corporate office - function and fashion intersect with the use of GKD Futura 3110 as both partition and balustrade. The transparency of the weave adds an open and spacious feeling, while the resilient material provides fall guard protection with a modern aesthetic. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsCar Parks

Krypton Park and Ride

Due to its formability, transparency, and robustness, GKD metal mesh provides an attractive solar protection façade and stable fall guard protection for this large parking garage. Architect Marc Dalibard opted for the shimmering, silver-colored aluminum spiral mesh. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsUniversities

Institute of Chemistry of Heidelberg University

This modern laboratory building enjoys unencumbered views through exterior walkways clad with GKD Omega 1510 stainless steel mesh with white-coated weft wires. The 104 panels provide fall guards on the balconies and protection from solar heat gain while still allowing daylight to flood the interiors. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsUniversities

Harry Ransom Center

Created by Lake / Flato Architects, the look and feel of the Center is just as important as the safety of its guests. Tasked to create a safe, attractive and low maintenance option, GKD combined its Dolphin and Lamelle weaves to frame the Center’s open staircases and railings. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsBridges

Griffiths Drive Bridge

Stainless steel mesh offers safety and protection while ensuring visual transparency. The design includes a single arch that stretches diagonally across the bridge and connects to the supporting structure. Mesh panels curving toward the center provide fall guard protection and shield pedestrians from wind gusts. More

Project • By JDS ArchitectsCultural Centres

Holmenkollen Ski Jump

The Holmenkollen hill plays a significant part identifying Oslo. In the Oslo panorama its characteristic profile is a clear icon, up close its majestic steepness rises towards the sky, making heads tilt and from the top, the panorama view towards the fjord are fantastic. It is a building beyond conventions, and it is no wonder that it is one of Oslo’s most visited tourist attractions. To create a new slope on the soil of the old requires full awareness of its traditions. The new Holmenkollen Beacon is extending tradition… to the sky! In emphasizing the existing landmark's values, it strives to keep the fine balance between majestic and simple, while introducing contemporary materials and design. Conceptually the project works wi... More

Project • By Dominique Perrault ArchitectureBridges

Arganzuela Footbridge

The burying underground of the highway that ran along the river banks of the Manzanares river provided the opportunity to openup a new urban territory to the inhabitants of Madrid: the Manzanares Park. A series of bridges over the river will allow crossing from oneside of the park to the other. Designed to link the neighborhoods on the right and left banks of the river, the Arganzuela Footbridge will be thelongest of all the bridges to be built. The bridge will be for both pedestrians and cyclists. The footbridge enables people to cross from one sideof the park to the other and gives also direct access to the park below. Cone like in structure, the bridge has two interlocking metal spirals,wrapped by a metallic ribbon. Spaced wooden slats m... More