Decorative Metal

Mesh Screens Underline Exclusivity of Qatar Airport

Hamad International Airport places emphasis on extraordinary design, maximum efficiency when handling passengers and freight, and a luxurious atmosphere and sustainability. The Hamad International Airport (HIA) in the capital city Doha, Qatar, is open for passengers after a decade of pioneering design, engineering and construction work. Once all work has been completed, up to 50 million passengers and 2.5 million metric tons of freight will be processed every year. The strategically important location between East and West makes it an important international hub.In order to convey the country’s culture, which is equally oriented towards the future and tradition, the airport places emph

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Metal Magic

With the same properties of stainless steel, GKD’s Bronze Collection offers an alternate aesthetic for exterior and interior settings. Architects have the option of maintaining the warm bronze tone with a clear coating or allowing its natural patina to evolve over time.Judge’s Comment: “The Bronze Collection succeeds on many levels proving the important collaboration between manufacturer, specifier and builder.”

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Great Fit

The Super Metal Future collection of finished aluminum skins for interior and exterior walls and ceilings comes in flat sheets and can be used in a variety of applications, including millwork, column covers, soffits and signage. Fully customizable, designers can create a site-specific look. Available in 12 finishes, with great attention paid to textures, reflection and luminosity.Judge’s Comment: “Love the fact it's bringing the look and feel of premium surfaces to a most suitable substrate.”

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Ordinary Into Extraordinary

Integrating Móz’ signature laser cut and perforated metals, Backlit Metals makes patterns pop and casts shadows onto surfaces, transforming ordinary walls, ceilings and structural columns into unique design elements, allowing a reimagination of what a strong surface can look like for both interiors and exteriors. Ready to install, including LED light strips and drivers along with optional light-diffusing acrylic backers. Alongside a wide range of lighting solutions to perforated and laser cut metals, the Column Cover Systems can also be backlit to glow in an evenly dispersed pattern, or illuminated from lighting at the base, creating a welcoming focal point.Suitable for a variety of pr

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Woven Wire Mesh

Simultaneously blending in seamlessly while making a bold design statement, “Pre-Crimped” industrial woven wire mesh delivers high strength and durability. Coarse wire from 8 mesh to a 6-in. clear opening, the combinations of wire spacing, crimp style, raw material and wire diameter is nearly limitless.

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Taking Out Microbes

The SPYSCAPE Museum in New York utilizes Gordon Inc.’s Metal Architectural Wall System and the company's Anti-Microbial Powder Coat finish. The museum features real spy stories and devices as well as interactive spy challenges. During the Special Ops Challenge, visitors travel through a tunnel trying to press lighted buttons on the walls, while dodging lasers that cross the path from wall-to-wall. Because the walls are constantly touched by visitors, they needed a durable, anti-microbial finish. The finish provided a secondary protection against microbial contamination by supplementing proper hygiene practices. The powder coating finish interrupts the growth of a wide range of path

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Creative Backlight Options

By combining already intriguing perforated metal designs used for paneling, façades, columns, and ceilings with lighting the results are phenomenal. Light distribution is easily accomplished via the use of diffusion and even dispersion. The true beauty of this product shines when the metal combined with the backlighting brings forth an entirely new layer of art to the mix. From interesting designs by reflections off of the floor to selective lighting allowing for bland surfaces to have a pattern suddenly thrust on it, this product has visual appeal to spare, alongside the obvious functionality of controlled lighting.

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French Race Track Redesign

Redesign challenges at France’s scenic Paris Longchamp Racecourse included adjusting the facility to better match the size of crowds at different times of the year. It can be a balancing act to make something cost effective, practical, yet appealing and comfortable. This was one of the challenges in the redesign of Paris’ Longchamp Racecourse, a scenic horse-racing venue in France. However, hosting Europe’s most important horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, means accommodating 60,000 fans—a number that hardly resembles the track’s typical attendance. A smaller, more comfortable, complex was preferred by the owners, one that could take advantage

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Streetscape Comes Alive

Dri-Design Wall Panels with Perforated Imaging are featured at the entrances of the Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage; they depict a natural woods scene that enlivens the streetscape and provides much needed parking for local venues in the Downtown East neighborhood of Minneapolis. 

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