Stories & Backgrounds
There are many interesting stories to tell. Here you will find background information and, in some cases, detailed stories about our activities, partners and projects.
Transforming a façade into a branded surface
Located at the heart of Metzingen's Outletcity on the Gaenslen & Völter site, the DGNB Platinum certified HUGO BOSS Outlet Store is the largest of the group worldwide. The retails have always been in the vanguard of fashion, and now they are showing the world that building sustainably is a value driver, not a cost driver.
The brand new colour inspiration is here!
The new etalbond® colour guides are out! We are delighted to present the brand new colour guides for etalbond® aluminium composite panels. As one of Europe's leading industrial companies in the coil coating field, Elval Colour is not only specialist in customising colours to meet customers needs; the continual development of application-specific coating qualities and trendsetting colour shades ...
Reconfiguring Our World
In a world progressively dependent on sensors and sensing, Quantum Technologies' swiftly evolving architecture and expanding applications are no longer scientific speculation. They exploit the fundamental laws of nature to reach the ultimate limits of sensing, imaging, communications and computing. They pledge otherwise impossible capabilities, with many of these yet to be discovered.
Making “Green Building” Easier
Today's construction industry predominantly uses massive quantities of concrete in most of the major scale building developments, where cement is obviously a key ingredient, posing a challenge to comply with the limits set by the EU for nitrogen oxides (NOx) for many European cities, where the air pollution has become a serious problem.
A Sublime Concert Hall
- Cultural and Congress Centre, Zlín, Czech Republic - When designing a concert hall or interior design in general, glasfiber reinforced concrete might not be the first material that comes to mind. Well, think again!
Simple, Ingenious, Unique - The milling-edging technique with etalbond® aluminium composite panels
etalbond® aluminum composite panels have been processed for decades for an extense variety of applications, in particular as facade elements and in the advertising industry. The plates can generally be processed very easily and with commercially available machines. During processing, one technique has proven to be particularly ingenious and unique and that is, forming by means of the ...
Coating, More Than Just Simple Coating
etalbond® facade aluminium composite panels are offered in the standard version with a weather-resistant coating in a wide range of colors. The following types of coatings are mainly used:
A Building for Enviromental Protection
As it is well known, uranium was mined in the former GDR, which was accompanied by considerable pollution of the natural environment. Wismut GmbH has the mammoth task of cleaning up this environmental pollution. In order to be able to comply with this, it was necessary to construct a new building. It was clad with the aluminum composite panels of the Greek manufacturer elval color. A supplier ...
Germany's largest Motel One opens its doors
In early December 2017, the Motel One hotel chain opened its largest property, located at the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. The planners paid meticulous attention to the facade's design, in order to meet the high demands of this widely known location and the hotel operator's corporate architecture.
A NEW CONCRETE DRESS
After more than 30 years of use, the Migros City building in Zurich no longer met current requirements. A renovation was inevitable -including the facade area-. To give the building a new face, the architects opted for facade elements made of glass fiber reinforced concrete.