In front of the Swarovski factory building in Wattens/Austria, a highly representative steel curtain will separate public space from the factory premises. The curtain is made of steel rings with a diameter of 12 mm each. This material has hitherto only be used for safety gloves etc., but never on such a scale for architectural purposes. For this reason the material was tested extensively at the University of Stuttgart.
Designstudio Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven, Düsseldorf/Germany
2006 − 2007
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of steel structure (WP 1 − 7 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
D. Swarovski & Co., Wattens/Austria