GKD metal fabric

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about GKD metal fabric

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UGI Headquarters

UGI Utilities, Inc. serves more than 700,000 customers in 45 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and one county in Maryland. Its recently completed headquarters, a 93,000-square-foot facility located on a 33-acre tract, is designed to house approximately 350 employees. The site includes significant acreage set-aside as greenspace and includes nearly a mile of walking trails. “Construction of our new headquarters building marks a significant milestone in the history of UGI Utilities,” said Robert F. Beard, UGI CEO. “The location and design of our new building will enhance and expand our employees’ efforts aimed at providing excellent service and the safe and reliable delivery of energy to our customers... More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsTownscapes

Jinhua Globe, China

A partnership between the Düren, Germany and Jinhua, China was celebrated with the presentation of a large globe made of GKD metallic mesh. The seven-foot globe features stainless steel plate to represent the continents and some 43 LEDs form an illuminated strip connecting the two cities. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsMuseums

ZF Museum, Schweinfurt

In the process of remodeling an old production hall to ZF Museum, the architects at Baurconsult chose to clad the entire complex in Sambesi metallic mesh from GKD. The semi-transparent façade underlines the character of the exhibition serving as both cladding and stable perimeter fencing for the premises. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsVisitor Center

Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum

As a museum dedicated to this precious mineral, the building had to aesthetically reflect the color of the same name. GKD metal mesh coated in a bronze color created panels that were fixed in place around a glass stairwell and other sections of the building to provide sun shading benefits. Architects: Atomic Design Kft More

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 FabricsSports Centres

Yamuna Sports Complex

With temperatures in New Delhi exceeding 100 degrees, the architects of this sports stadium needed to incorporate a façade solution that provided exceptional sunshading. GKD Tigris stainless steel mesh offered the solar protection needed to protect attendees while creating a visually seamless façade. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsVisitor Center

WTZ Therapy Center, Freiburg

For this medical facility, custom etching creates the peaceful outline of trees onto GKD Omega 1520 metal fabric. In addition to creating a calm motif for patients, the metal mesh façade provides sunshading and privacy while still allowing natural light into the building. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsCasinos

WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma

WinStar World Casino wanted to attract patrons traveling the nearby interstate by communicating its entertainment line-up and gaming opportunities. GKD created 14 dazzling display screens made of state-of-the-art Mediamesh technology, allowing the casino to broadcast its message to passing traffic. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsAirports

Van Nuys Flyaway, Los Angeles

GKD metal mesh was specified to clad the façade of the Van Nuys Airport parking garage near Los Angeles. Thirty-nine panels of Lago stainless steel mesh offer much needed sun shading as well as privacy for the facility’s pedestrians, while also granting them unobstructed views of the surroundings. More

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Value Act Capital, San Francisco

The architects at Gould Evans chose GKD Omega 1520 PC stainless steel mesh for a suspended ceiling in the office building of Value Act Capital. All four edges of the 315 mesh panels were folded over and attached to the substructure to create a sleek and seamless design concept. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsLaboratories

University of California, San Francisco

Designed to allow the flow of natural light throughout this research and educational facility at University of California - San Francisco, SmithGroup architects also needed to mitigate the sun’s intensity. They identified the transparent benefits of metal mesh as the perfect sunshading option, installing 216 panels of GKD Lamelle metal fabric. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsAuditoriums

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Expansive metal fabric screens constructed of Omega 1520 stainless steel and bronze provides a warm and dramatic backdrop for the chapel at Union Presbyterian Seminary, forms a balustrade for the balconies, and offers sunshading benefits for the large space. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsSecondary Schools

Minerva Gymnasium - Umeå University

The Minerva School in Umea, features a striking contrast in modern building materials and showcases the concept of volumes that break out to create tension. Architect Sweco features sustainable wood cladding on the upper floors and 10,700 square feet of GKD stainless steel mesh on the lower section. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsUniversities

UCLA Men's Gym

For this campus gym, flexible metal fabric allowed designers to create a curved wall that reaches to the upper level, finishing as a balustrade for the railing system. The tensioned fabric defines the large area on the ground floor while keeping outside light flowing to the interior. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsExhibition Centres

Turkcell Office Building, Istanbul

Kiwi metal fabric panels were installed in the lobby of Turkcell office building with reflective custom lighting to create a colorful, welcoming space and to provide durability for years to come. More