Expanded metal type “Zagreb”, aluminium 2mm powder-coated elements 1.44×4.5m
Façade cladding for supporting walls
Reininghaus construction phase STM7 / GRAZ
Visual protection tram line
GRANIT Stahl-Metallbau, 8054 Pirka
In this project, logistics posed the challenge – the production units, perfectly adjusted to the construction progress, the batches delivered just-in-time for a period of just over a year … and the technically very high proportion of special cuts, panels cut at an angle with simultaneously very big panel formats
NEW WAYS FOR A BOOMING GRAZ
After a construction phase of two years, the tram lines 4 and 6 in Graz which form the marketing backbone of the districts Reininghaus and Smart City, started operating again in November 2021.
As part of the project, the supporting walls had to be provided with expanded metal type “Zagreb”, thickness 2mm, in the construction sector STM7. Following a planning and production period of over a year, ProMetall supplied the aluminium elements which displayed a high degree of special cuts and diagonal cuts as well as an impressive span of 1.44×1.45 metres. Precise time management and perfect coordination between the various trades ensured smooth progress throughout the project. All panels had to be supplied to the various construction sectors with great precision. A logistical challenge that demonstrated ProMetall’s professionalism. Perfect coordination with the metal construction company and high-quality execution of the expanded metal panels ensured that the new route was ready for use as fast as possible and the Western parts of the city were connected to the other parts of the city. An important step towards the future, which foresees the new parts of the city Smart City and Reininghaus accommodating up to 15,000 people.
EXPANDED METALS – practical and elegant
Expanded metals and expanded grates are made of a single piece of metal to ensure there are no strands causing wear and tear and no weighed-down connections or welding seams. As a result, the sustainable, robust material exhibits significant strength and surface stability which makes it ideal for use in façade design. Various materials can be used, the mesh is generally diagonal, hexagonal, round or square, neither twisted nor welded. Depending on the type, various effects are possible. The material retains its inner stability even when it is cut. Due to their 3-dimensional character, façades made of expanded metal turn into “eye catchers”.