Steel & Glass façades have been popularized with the development of new skyscrapers in affluent metropolitan areas. For a long time, steel was mainly reserved for the façade of large, eminent buildings ( such as Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai). It is the prestige – less often the technical – image of the material that has undergone a significant transformation in recent years.
New developments in processing and fabrication plus the growing importance of sustainable design are helping to increase the popularity of steel & glass façades – for smaller structures too.
Remarkable examples are to be found not only in new-build projects, but also in the refurbishment of and extensions to existing buildings. The combination with concrete, masonry or timber results in new design options.
Steel is also a good choice for façade structures with technical functions such as shading, redirecting the light or electromagnetic shielding. It’s properties play a major role when considering the life cycle costs and the durability is a factor in the calculations of sustainability and certifications systems, which are growing in importance.
The combination of steel & glass gives the building a distinct allure that can be maintained for longer duration in time, due to it’s durability and high life-cycle.
Key features & products:
- Prestigious look.
- Can be retrofitted for either larger or smaller structures.
- Durable with a high life-cycle.
- Slim design
- Spider systems, stainless steel rods, stainless steel tension cables, point fixing bolts, loop connections, glass mullions, glass fins.