Steel facade

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about steel facade

Project • By JansenRestaurants

Vetta Generoso

Mario Botta describes his design for the new restaurant on the plateau of Monte Generoso as a "blossom of stone". Like a blossom, the building opens up to the light. In this exposed location, the large-scale vertical glazing has to withstand extreme wind and snow loads. With heavy-duty steel profiles, the load-bearing structure could be made very slim and highly heat-insulating. Enrico Cano, Lugano/CH Enrico Cano, Lugano/CH The façade planner developed a mullion and transom façade for the restaurant using the Jansen VISS HI TVS steel profile system with triple glazing. The logistically optimised grid in the format of 150 x 500 centimetres - three bays wide, two bays high - leads to a remarkable constructive feature:... More

Project • By JansenOffices


YOND is situated at the former Siemens site in Zurich’s Albisrieden district and is an entirely new type of office building. The rooms and spaces within the shimmering silver building can be adapted to individual requirements. The use of steel as a material enabled the constructors to retain a narrow, streamlined interior view while, at the same time, the steel and aluminium mullion-and-transom façade has an element width of 2.80 meters and a height of 4.40 meters. The large glass surfaces give a feeling of space. The result is endless possibilities with a minimum of additional components. The façade covers an area of 7,800 square metres. More

Project • By JansenPrivate Houses

Karel Du Jardinstraat

From factory to office to apartment block – there is no better way to spell sustainability than by reusing existing buildings. Amsterdam-based architects ZZDP Architecten B.V. have done just that, transforming what was once a work space into residential apartments in the trendy De Pijp district. The three-metre-high doors on the ground floor were designed as an object solution using the Janisol steel profile system with a face width of only 50 millimetres.   “We tried to restore the façade as sensitively as possible,” explains architect Joris Deur, Partner at ZZDP Architecten B.V., “and replaced the existing aluminium windows with steel profile windows.”   Merford Special Doors B.V. ma... More

NewsNews • 28 Aug 2021

Snøhetta’s new extension and landscape for the Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark inspired by the Impressionist masterpieces it houses

North of Copenhagen in Charlottenlund, Denmark, the Ordrupgaard Museum houses a comprehensive collection of French and Danish art from the 19th and early 20th-century. The original museum building is a three-winged, neoclassical style mansion dating back to World War I. Laura Stamer In 2005, a modern 1,150m2 black and lava concrete extension designed by Zaha Hadid was added. Largely subterranean and partly excavated from the landscape, Snøhetta’s latest addition of a new extension and landscape offers additional exhibition space while forming a critical link between Hadid’s extension for special exhibitions and the museum’s original building and permanent collection. Laura Stamer Taking on the exterior a... More

Project • By JansenOffices

Tourismus-Service-Zentrum (TSZ)

In the Baltic seaside resort of Heringsdorf on the island of Usedom, a historic office building from the Wilhelminian period has been converted into a modern Tourism Service Centre (TSZ) complete with library and exhibition, and featuring a new fully glazed pavilion. Both from the outside and inside, the centre’s simple appearance blends well with the historical architecture and the neighbouring buildings in the prestigious location of Heringsdorf. The façade features a series of floor-to-ceiling pivot doors integrated into a mullion-and-transom structure. It was constructed using the VISS façade steel profile system. With its generous glazing, the pavilion represents transparency and openness. However, it is only &lsquo... More

Project • By JansenOffices


The engine shed dates back to the early days of Mannheim’s railway history. Following careful restoration, additional windows, doors and fixed glazings made from heat-insulating steel profiles were installed for contemporary comfort. To produce the crucial heat-insulated building envelope, a second structure consisting of the thermally separated Janisol steel profile systems (double leaf doors as door openings with fixed side sections and skylights) and Janisol Primo (window openings) were positioned in front of each of the door and window openings. The elongated skylight in the ridge area, which covers around 45 metres and is three metres wide on each side, was a pre-existing feature and has now been replaced by a heat-insulated stru... More

Product • By GreenCoat by SSABCOR-TEN


A NATURAL BEAUTY. Long lasting attraction, year after year, with practically zero need for maintenance. Use COR-TEN® steel to make your mark as an architect, and let it contribute to sustainability at the same time. Genuine COR-TEN® steel is produced by SSAB under a license from US Steel Corporation. COR-TEN® steel is a versatile material that is manufactured under total process control. The steel’s purity, optimized chemical composition, consistent mechanical properties, tight dimensional tolerances and excellent surface quality allow for predictable and problem-free performance that gives you the freedom to truly express your vision as an architect. Bend it. Perforate it. Mix it. There are endless opportunities to bring... More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsUniversities

FIU Century Bank Arena

For the Century Bank Arena at FIU, the architects shielded the interior from the hot Florida sun with more than 3,000 square feet of stainless-steel metal fabric. Large-scale, stainless steel school letters were fabricated and attached so that the sunshade also serves as a boost to school pride. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsOffices

Cal ISO Headquarters

In addition to making a design statement, the architects sought a façade solution that would mitigate the relentless California sun. A stainless steel GKD mesh façade played a key role in effectively reducing the amount of solar radiation reaching the building, helping the project achieve LEED Platinum status. More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsOffices

Andritz Hydro

For this corporate office in Spain, MAK Arquitectos searched for a way to provide an attractive sunshading option for the building. Cladding the façade in GKD Omega 1520 provided the protection the building’s occupants needed as well as a sustainable solution that translates to energy savings. More

Product • By MHBMHB Steel windows

MHB Steel windows

MHB's steel windows are the most exclusive, aesthetic windows for your project. The windows are made entirely by hand in our own facilities. The robust, sharp-edged steel frames are unique, durable and ultra-slim with a profile width of only 50 mm (1 15⁄16”). We strive for aesthetic perfection and the highest safety of our products. We monitor our entire production process to ensure that your windows are flawless.   Highest technical standards All our steel frames are weather resistant up to Class 6A - 600 Pa according to the NEN-EN 12208 standard. The thermal insulation of MHB windows is unprecedented thanks to the advanced insulation system in our solid steel profile systems. We add micro-engineered, fully double... More

Project • By Mirck ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Het Buitenhuis

Text by Anneke Koning-Corveleijn:A country house that is not only situated on top of a dyke, but is an integral part of it; in a polder landscape with panoramic views of trees, straight ditches running through meadows and a nature reserve across the stream that flows alongside the house.The house is sleek and contemporary, yet blending in with the landscape. Concrete lends substance to the house, glass gives it transparency and the red Corten-steel cladding – a particular wish of the client – adds colour and warmth.Inside, panoramic window fronts, windows and sky lights in the open plan living area reveal spectacular views of water, sky, meadows and trees. Which view exactly, depends on where you are. The quality of light is an important fe... More

Project • By Plataforma de ArquitecturaPrivate Houses

Casa Moju

The spatial and formal characteristics on which Moju is based are the result of an analysis of the inhabitants, their customs, professions and hobbies; and its relationship with the immediate context, as well as the translation of the basic architectural program of a single-family home. More

Project • By RMJMExhibition Centres

The Capital Gate ADNEC

Phase 3 The Capital Gate ‘Feature Tower’ is high quality iconic building located on the exhibition site. It is distinguished by a dramatic steel and glass facade with a striking organic form. With its cantilevered tea lounge and open air pool deck, it provides a unique presence on the skyline of Abu Dhabi and creates a memorable identity to the exhibition centre. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION •The building has a diagrid especially designed to absorb and channel the forces created by wind and seismic loading. •A gigantic internal atrium, including a ‘tea lounge’ and swimming pool suspended 80 metres above the ground, has been constructed on the 17th and 18th floors, the halfway point of the 35 storey, 160 metre high tower. •The tower was... More

Project • By Benthem Crouwel ArchitectsMuseums

Anne Frank House

The design is a combination of new-build and restoration. The new-build had to fit in the city as if it had always been there and not shout down the houses around. The bricks and the colours of the window and door frames wed the colour scheme with that of the city, while the detailing resumes the layers and grids of the canal fronts. The Anne Frank House is restored as closely as possible to its original state. By stationing the entrance and exit far apart flows of visitors are kept separate; the Anne Frank Foundation and the houses included in the plan have entrances of their own. A light court creates a front section of house and Annex, and the split level and glazing round the void make for an open, transparent interior. The houses are... More