Energy-efficient Metal Mesh
The GEM building in the form of a rock crystal consists of several towers which are used as residential and office blocks. The multi-angled glass facade has been clad with 9500 m2 of shimmering GKD’s Omega 1520 metal mesh and thus underlines the crystal character of the building. Inside, the typical transparency of the fabric creates a pleasant, daylight-flooded atmosphere. The metal mesh absorbs sunlight and prevents the building from heating up. The panels, each one 3 m wide and 8.40 m high, were deflected horizontally to the facade for tensioning at the top and bottom.