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rystal-shaped facade, Henning Larsen Architects, GKD, GEM Building

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.

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rystal-shaped facade, Henning Larsen Architects, GKD, GEM Building

Photo: GKD / Henning Larsen Architects

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DETAIL 9/2018
DETAIL 9/2018, Schools

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