St. Josef Hospital, Vienna
Perforated metal sheets type “RM 17-30”, aluminium 2mm, powder-coated RAL 1035 pearl beige
St. Josef Hospital; Auhofstrasse 189, 1130 Vienna
Maurer + Partner, Hollabrunn – Vienna & HD Architekten, Vienna
HESS, 4212 Neumarkt
Conversion + expansion of the hospital 2014-2020. St. Josef hospital, which was founded by the Salvatorian Sisters in 1930, is part of the Vinzenz Group and located in Hietzing, Vienna’s 13th district.
The non-profit St. Josef Hospital Vienna, founded in 1930 by the Salvatorian Sisters is part of the Vinzenz Group and located in Vienna’s 13th district; it has undergone several conversion phases since 2014.
The construction project had two goals: the expansion of the obstetrics department into a parent-child-centre, and the expansion of the oncological focus. Amongst other things, it was equipped with new fence elements, supplied by ProMetall. The perforated metal sheets made of aluminium type “RM 17-30”, thickness 2 mm, were coated with RAL 1035, pearl beige. The sophisticated combination of perforated metal sheet design, gold colour and aesthetic arrangement of the individual components creates a contemporary architectural image that includes everyone and thus perfectly reflects the Salvatorian spirit.
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.