BAU 2019 - a real highlight for the industry and for us
On January 14, 2019, the time had finally come: BAU, the world's leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, was launched in Munich. Every two years, companies from around the world present their products, innovations and novelties in planning, construction and design of buildings.
Around 2,200 exhibitors from around 45 countries and more than 250,000 visitors from all over the world were expected. Covering an area of 200,000 m², BAU is presenting architecture, materials and systems for the commercial, residential and interior construction of new buildings and existing buildings in 18 exhibition halls. The offer is organized according to building materials as well as product and subject areas.
We would like to thank everyone who visited us at our booth and made the fair a very interesting, joyful and entertaining experience for us. For all which hadn’t had the chance to visit us: postponed is not abandoned. We look forward to your visit, if it means BAU 2021 from the 11th to the 16th of January!
Project of the month
Persico S. p. A., Italy
The construction project Persico S.p.A. represents a new era of industrial construction and conversion of a whole industrial landscape. It is no longer just about functionality but also about appearance, design and sustainability.
The architectural studio Adobati with the chief architect Francesco Adobati has rebuilt and built within 4 years 5 industrial buildings. The result of this work has the photographer Andrea Martiradonna presented in his impressive shots.
Conservation, reconstruction and new construction were the three principles of the project.
New facilities with modern and essential lines that create a sharp break to the existing buildings. The architectural result was maintained, even by the choice of only two materials: colored concrete which forms the whole bottom part of the building and our product PC 2550-10 in crystal, reflecting the colors of the sky which keeps the effect of optical continuity with the sky itself as well as PC 2550-10 in blue-grey perlecente crystal.
The old production hall was clad with LBE 50 mm and also used as a product for the facades of the new production halls.
Facade with fascinating plastic
The light building elements from Rodeca glaze a warehouse in Oberhausen. In Oberhausen an extension to an existing warehouse and logistics building for the Gude GmbH was created. Light-transmissive and coloured facade panels from Rodeca GmbH give the hall a special appearance both inside and outside. Above all, the appearance of the material contributes to a strong architectural appeal of the building.
The polycarbonate panels were customized in their colour scheme. With their multi-layered structure, they also take over the function of thermal insulation. This has a positive effect on the energy balance of the building. With regard to the use of the hall, the panels have other useful characteristics: Among other things, they protect the sensitive storage goods against UV radiation. The Gude GmbH with headquarter in Rheine is a supplier of disposable food packaging and hygiene products made of paper, plastic, aluminum and groundwood. From three locations in Germany, the wholesaler supplies and services customers like bakery, butcher, catering, industrial and office sectors. In Oberhausen, an existing warehouse and logistics centre has now been extended by a goods depot. With this extension Gude increases its existing capacities and creates the conditions for future growth.
The targeted use of colored panels gives each building a distinctive character.
Product version BICOLOR is exclusively available for our 40mm panel with four layers. BICOLOR means the inner layer of a panel is differently coloured than the three outer layers. Through that special colouring colour appears three-dimensional, lighting effects vary depending on day light and perspective.
Whether as stage setting, as display advertisement, for stand constructions or partition walls - there are barely limits for ideas.
As a matter of course our products are not only suitable for outside use. Especially in the field of interior design and application our products offer a wide scope for creativity and art.
A wide range of colours and products gives plenty options for creative freedom. All our façade products are suitable for usage in interior design projects as well.