10. October 2002
Planning, constructing and installing large-scale façades made of stainless steel mesh confront metal construction builders and material suppliers with a complexity of challenges. But here, too, the principle still applies: the closer the elements of the production chain – builder, metal construction specialist and material supplier – work together from the planning stage onwards, the smoother the whole project runs. The cooperation between the construction specialists Fassadentechnik Schmidt, based in Eppelheim near Heidelberg, and the metal weavers GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG, based in Dueren, demonstrates important aspects of mutual complementation within the framework of a highly challenging project: the achievement of an external façade for the Department of Information Technology at the University of Ulm designed by the architects of the hochstrasser.architekten agency in Ulm.