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Puskás Aréna, Hungary

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The new Puskás Aréna stadium in Budapest utilises approximately 20,000m2 of Eiffel 20 stainless steel architectural wire mesh.

In an impressive feat of logistics, the 229no. panels, most of which are 29m long and 4m wide, were manufactured and supplied within a six-month timeframe.

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Puskás Aréna Hungary night time lights side

The construction of the Puskás Arena stadium began in 2017 and ended in 2019. The official opening was on November 15, 2019 with its inaugural football match between the Hungary and Uruguay international teams. The stadium has a capacity for 67,889 people for sporting events, with seating for all locations. For other events such as concerts, the stadium capacity reaches 80,000 people.

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The architect and project designer was György Skardelli. The design brief was to preserve the distinctive character of the original building, the old Puskás stadium, while adapting it for modern equipment and the strict requirements of FIFA.

The oval shape of the old stadium and its decorated towers have been faithfully maintained as main architectural features. The Eiffel 20 spiral mesh was perfect for this, as it creates an impressive and dynamic façade, but effectively conforms to the underlying structure and architecture, behaving to some degree as a malleable fabric.

 

 

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Puskás Aréna Hungary inside stair case

It allows for varying degrees of transparency depending on the viewing angle of the observer and the angle of the sun in the sky. At night-time, the lighting to the rear of the mesh can be used to create some truly stunning visuals.

The mesh also contributes to acoustic attenuation and serves as sun screening.

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Photographer: György Palkó

Eiffel 20 Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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Market Építo at Budapest

Market Építo at Budapest


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1,630m2 of Eiffel 40 metal mesh clads the offices of the Market Építő construction company located in Budapest, Hungary. The facade not only offers a strikingly attractive finish, it also filters the level of direct sunlight, providing comfort to the staff within.

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Market Epito at Budapest Hungary outside seating area

Until very recently our spiral meshes were only available in natural finish stainless steel material - but thanks to recent technological advances we are beginning to offer aluminium and even copper material, along with powder coated and anodised finishes.

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Market Epito at Budapest Hungary close up edge

Copper is a material that provides excellent resistance to corrosion while at the same time delivering a modern and elegant, yet warm design, in both interior and exterior spaces. With this new finish, designers and planners will be able to create elegant surroundings that blend perfectly into the landscape and urban settings.

As this is a 100% recyclable material, it will help to reduce the environmental impact of their projects. In fact, studies conducted by the European Copper Institute have found that copper is a material that, during its production, handling, use and at the end of its useful life, complies with the European regulatory framework to generate the least impact on the environment and on people’s health.

 

 

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Market Epito at Budapest Hungary side

Copper is also resistant to corrosion and has great durability, even in coastal or industrial areas. When installed correctly, it does not require any maintenance or cleaning.

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Photographer: Péter Molnár

Eiffel 40 Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA Project

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55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA

2,605m2 of Paxton Spiral mesh sits atop 55 Hudson Yards on the west side of midtown Manhattan.

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The self-cleaning stainless-steel mesh offers an aesthetically pleasing contrast to the cast-iron and glass façade, while screening plant machinery and services.

Front View of 55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA Project

As the viewing angle varies, so to do the levels of transparency and reflectivity. From ground level, where the mesh appears before the sky, it appears translucent, like a semipermeable crown. When viewed from the adjacent skyscrapers of the Hudson Yard development, the mesh sits in front of unattractive plant machinery, and is much more opaque.

 

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Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox associates, 55 Hudson Yards is a LEED Gold Certified building with a height of 238m and a total floor space of 120,700m2.

If you are interested in the Hudson Yards development, watch Crash Test World’s episode – “Making Space in a Crowded City.”

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Photography by Colin Miller.

Paxton Spiral Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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About the Project

Number 8 First Street is the landmark multi-use building on the edge of Manchester’s busy University Quarter. Its light-responsive building façade is achieved with a custom-designed expanded metal mesh, carefully set out to form a cladding with a continuous geometric pattern and refined by a hard wearing bronze anodised surface treatment.

The mesh’s spatial texture continues to the building’s interior decorative metalwork forming the walls and ceilings to the Winter gardens and reception, where its surface is enhanced with bright gold anodised finish.

View PDF Project Sheet: First Street, Manchester

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Primark Monks Cross

Primark, Monk's Cross Shopping Park, York


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161 bespoke 6.3 metre long extruded aluminium fins were designed and fabricated by Locker to specification for Marshall Building Contractors to complete a striking decorative façade at Primark in York.

The fins were anodised brushed finished in silver ready for installation by the Locker team at the popular Monks Cross Shopping Park.

Architect:Urban Edge

 

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New Marlowe Theatre

New Marlowe Theatre


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Brocklebank 15/2 pre-crimped architectural wire mesh installed as façade cladding at the New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

Long rolls of the pre-crimped mesh are tension mounted on to the building, creating a range of effects depending on the lighting conditions. A look of shimmering translucency in direct sunlight contrasts with striking green LED highlights at night.

 

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Westlegate Tower, Norwich

Westlegate Tower, Norwich


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The previously vacant 1960s Westlegate Tower office block in Norwich has been transformed to create luxury apartments, commercial units and a car park.

The existing building has been modernised and enhanced by the installation of metal façade cladding. Garston expanded metal is installed around the building entrance and windows, and Eiffel 40 spiral mesh curtain plant screening at the top of the tower.

Customer: Glass & Framing Solutions

 

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Wembley Stadium London

Wembley Stadium

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Gladstone 80/10 architectural cable mesh installed as cladding at Wembley Stadium. The cable mesh is used to provide an aesthetically pleasing, semi-transparent 'skin' to the open areas of the building above the entrances.

Wembley Stadium was built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium. It is a UEFA category four stadium and has a seating capacity of 90,000 (105,000 combined seating and standing). It is England's national stadium and the 2nd largest stadium in Europe. Designed by Foster and Partners and HOK Sport (now Populous), it includes a partially retractable roof.

View PDF Project Sheet: Wembley Stadium

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UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, Howland St, London

Sainsbury UCL Wellcome Centre, Howland St, London

Sainsbury UCL Wellcome Centre, Howland St, London


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British Construction Industry Awards 2016 Winner: Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m) British Construction Industry Awards 2016

Winner: Major Building Project of the Year
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Leaf Awards 2016 Overall Winner Winner: Best Façade Design and Engineering

Leaf Awards 2016 Overall Winner Winner: Best Façade Design and Engineering

Leaf Awards 2016  Overall Winner

Winner: Best Façade Design
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Glimmer glass mesh-reinforced resin forms a dynamic kinetic façade at University College London Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.

Locker Architectural Ltd supplied 3800 pixelated panels to form the façade to the Ian Ritchie-designed Sainsburys Wellcome Centre. To achieve the required dynamic effect the Locker team developed unique, custom-formulated GRP 'pixels' designed to ripple and shimmer with the changing breeze. Each pixel is constructed from Glimmer glass mesh-reinforced resin to achieve high bending and impact strength whilst still maintaining 85% light transmission values. 3800 pixels were laser-cut to 0.6mm tolerance then edge sealed by hand. The combined ripple effect of each pixel creates undulating waves of movement travelling across the façade that are fascinating to watch.

The Glimmer pixels are UV stable and conform to BS Class O fire rating.

View PDF Project Sheet: UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

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