BENEFIT: Sunshading and fall protection
SOLUTION: GKD Metal Fabric
The new construction of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg is replacing an existing building that no longer meets the standards required of a modern laboratory building. For the façade, @ingenhovenarchitects selected Omega 1510 stainless steel mesh with white-coated weft wires from GKD.
The four-story building enjoys unencumbered views of landscaped grounds through cross-story connecting walkways, underscoring the design focus on occupant comfort. This is further enhanced by the natural lighting afforded by floor-to-ceiling glazing. As the cladding for the distinctive building with balconies mounted on the front, the architects opted for Omega 1510 stainless steel mesh. The installation extends beyond the top story, wrapping the top edge of the building to accentuate the overall shape. A total of 104 panels – up to 18.70 meters long and 5.98 meters wide – act as effective solar protection and prevent the building from solar heat gain. However, daylight can still flood the rooms and the view of the outdoors is unimpaired. In addition, the woven cladding with a total area of 1,675 square meters serves as functional fall guard protection on the balconies. The weather-resistant stainless steel mesh made is low-maintenance, helps to save on electricity costs for lighting and air-conditioning, and is recyclable. As such, it contributes to the Green Building Criteria stipulated by DGNB, which the architects observed throughout planning.
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