Custom Gold Monolith of Woven Metal Mesh Radiates In Chinese National Theater

November 10, 2015 | Case Histories

At the beginning of 1999, the Chinese authorities extended an invitation to tender architectural proposals for this attractive and ambitious project. The plan was to create a huge opera house in the heart of the metropolis, just a stone's throw from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. French architect Paul Andreu won the competition with his proposal of a giant shellfish floating like a protective canopy in an artificial lake. The opera house is accessible from two sides through an underwater glass tunnel. At the end of this island of culture, surrounded by a park, rises a gold-glittering monolith. This gigantic cylinder – clad in a golden veil – harbors the opera in its interior.

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Old Textile Factory Is Transformed With Wave Of Custom GKD Metal Mesh

October 06, 2015 | Projects

As with many European cities, the remnants of the era of industrialization are seen in factory and production site buildings whose initial function are no longer needed. Lille was designated the European Capital of Culture of 2004, which allowed for the initiation of a large reconstruction project. The project, Maison Folie, encompassed the vast reconstruction of twelve industrial buildings in Lille and also in Belgium.

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Water Tower Stands Out Like A Beacon With GKD Transparent Mesh And LED Lighting

August 18, 2015 | Projects

The Actura Water Tower in Sweden holds 6.8 million gallons of boiling water that is used to heat homes in the surrounding region. Interestingly, and unlike most water towers, the top of the 215-foot high structure houses a skyline restaurant, while the ground level below the tank features a ski center that is often used in international sports competitions.

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