Residential complex Wiedner Guertel, Vienna
Expanded metal type “Lustenau“, aluminium 2mm
Wiedner Guertel 24, 1040 Vienna
roh Architekten ZT GmbH, 1070 Vienna
I-V-A Kunstschmiede und Stahlbauschloserei, 1160 Vienna
This fine expanded metal / the horizontally movable panels ensure visual protection and sun protection at one of Vienna’s busiest traffic routes
FLEXIBLE FAÇADE DESIGN AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
Reasonable, reduced, raw. The slogan used by Roh Architekten is beautifully reflected in the façade at the residential complex Wiedner Guertel 24.
They gave the aging 4th-district building a new image. The existing corrugated-sheet railings were replaced by finished components of reinforced concrete, the existing loggia glazing was removed and sliding pivot windows were installed on all upper floors.
Shaped tube sliding elements with an expanded metal filling supplied by ProMetall were chosen as sun protection. The type “Lustenau”, 2 mm aluminium, was used for the project; it ensures perfect visual protection and sun protection for the residents on one of Vienna’s busiest traffic routes. The sun, unobstructed views and maximum privacy are only a gesture away and suddenly sliding to the right or left makes a lot of sense. By moving the individual panels, you change your personal perspective and thus the façade design; this turns the building into a work of art that reinvents itself on a daily basis.
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”.