Category: Case Histories
In the latest Mediamesh® project by GKD, the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University is transformed with stainless steel wire mesh interwoven with LED lights. The vitrine where the Mediamesh® sits faces out to the rose plaza; one of the most densely populated places on campus. Two panels of Mediamesh® are interconnected to create the visually stunning and interactive screen that is now a popular attraction for students and visitors.
The port city of Dalian in northern China is a city of contrasts. A vibrant center of trade and industry, this rapidly growing metropolis plays an equally important role in the region as one of the country's most popular vacation destinations. In the city center of Dalian, the Beijing office of the NBBJ architectural firm designed the Eton Place Dalian tower complex as a superlative multifunctional development: five mixed-use towers standing 41 to 81 stories high and a six-story mall transform the 6.23-hectare site into an exclusive microcosm of urban life. The connecting element between the two highest towers is the spacious mall, with a roof designed in a manner reminiscent of a park. Over six floors, it offers a representative atmosphere for high-class boutiques, a luxury department store, elite gastronomy and a supermarket. Large Mediamesh screens from GKD running around the corners of the building seize the attention of passers-by at both main entrances. The transparent displays made of filigree stainless steel mesh with integrated LED profiles function as an advertising platform for luxury goods from all over the world and underline the exclusivity of the building complex.
As one of Denmark's leading architectural offices, Arkitema Architects is responsible for a large number of sophisticated projects, including the KUA 2 extension at the University of Copenhagen, which was completed in 2013. With the installation of a large-format SMD-MEDIAMESH® screen on the front of one of the four characteristic blocks, the University's aspiration to create a dynamic and open study environment has been newly interpreted. The transparent media façade system supplied by GKD provides an artistic link between the strict urban structures and the multi-faceted educational concept.
Qatar is aiming to gradually replace its previous dependency on petrochemical revenue with culture and knowledge-based economic growth. Prestigious new university buildings housing branches of elite international institutions that attract students from all over the world to the peninsula on the Arabian Gulf show the way ahead, as do the efforts to become a venue for major sporting events. As part of the National Vision 2030, Hamad International Airport is an important factor driving the development of the state's new self-image.