Projects by Building Types
The use of stainless steel wire mesh in architecture and design was initiated by the stirring Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. In the framework of this project, Dominique Perrault used the material for the first time in large dimensions and many variations. Thus, this project laid the groundwork for the wide range of applications and the manifold aesthetics of the material. Due to its optical and functional properties, metallic fabrics are predestined for representative public buildings. Robustness, non-flammability and an almost unlimited lifetime are among the core functions for libraries, sports arenas, car parks, airports and hotels. The metallic fabric can be tensioned seamlessly, inside or outside, as façade, wall, ceiling or flooring, it is shock resistant and has excellent acoustic and running properties. The flexible texture of the fabric adjusts to round and square spaces. The exclusive aura and transparency of the fabric become a means to express the corporate design of modern companies. They convey quality, openness and the willingness to communicate.