Perforated metal sheets made of aluminium 4mm thickness perforation Rt 20-25
Leiner Graz, Annenstrasse 63, 8020 Graz
Ing. Georg Riel Architekturbuero Peyker Architektur Consult Graz
myglass gmbh, Steyregg
Up to 5-meter-long perforated metal sheet panels vertically installed at a large radius, thus creating a diamond-shaped area
WHEN ANNENSTRASSE TURNED GREEN
The furniture chain Leiner’s main branch in Graz presented the planners, Graz-based Architekturconsult, run by Hermann Eisenköck and Herfried Peyker, with the challenge of merging the furniture house’s two buildings that were previously connected by a bridge.
The main goal was successfully executed by means of up to 5-meter-long perforated metal sheet panes made of aluminium that were installed vertically as a diamond-shaped area on a large radius. The silver-coloured expanded metal harmonises with the rear of the façade, which was painted in the typical Leiner green and, depending on the light, shimmers through in various nuances, giving the illusion of a vertical green area in the midst of a busy shopping street. A splendid example of constructive architecture of the highest aesthetic quality.
PERFORATED METAL - A CLASSIC WITH A NEW COATING
Perforated metal sheets have been produced in Europe since the late 19th century. In the past, perforated metal sheets were mainly used as sieve and filter elements and as protective plates in industry and machine construction. Creative designers and Western European product experts found new applications for the functional metal sheet – in the form of innovative designs for façade construction. Perforated metal sheets are popular for visual protection of façades in modern residential, hotel and office complexes and are often used for staircases and balconies. Nevertheless, perforated metal sheet has retained its practical character in the design sector and is also used as sound insulation in building construction. Advantages, applications robust material, combines functionality with attractive looks, façade design in transparent look, to visual protection, staircase and balcony railings, suspended metal ceilings, ventilation technology, insect screens in residential buildings, sound insulation.