GKD-USA

GKD-USA

GKD-USA is well known as an innovative problem solver using advanced weaving technology and engineering know-how. These decorative and functional METALFABRICS for architecture have blazed the trail and set the standards worldwide for interior and exterior applications of metal mesh. Our state of the art MEDIAMESH, a transparent media façade, is engineered, fabricated, and installed by the GKD-USA team.

GKD-USA - Tom Blaik receives LEED Green Associate Accreditation

Phot of Tom Bialk of GKD-USA

GKD Metal Fabrics (Cambridge, Md.) announced that Tom Bialk, solar engineer and GKD designer, received LEED Green Associate accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Bialk has worked in architectural engineering for 20+ years and leads GKD sustainability ventures. Recently, he represented GKD at the Architect’s Newspaper Facades+ Performance conference and spoke on the solar management and sustainability benefits of GKD Metal Fabrics.

GKD-USA - Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi

GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) completed projects including the Capital Gate Tower in Abu Dhabi, the world’s furthest-leaning tower. Clad with custom GKD’s Tigris 2100, the stainless steel splash that descends from the 19th floor is a design element and shading device that eliminates more than 30% of the sun’s heat before it reaches the Capital Gate building. The splash also twists around the building toward the south to shield the tower as much as possible from direct sunlight.

GKD-USA - Beijing Opera

Photo of Beijing Opera suspended partitions

GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) completed projects including 54,000 square feet of their transparent suspended partitions for the Beijing Opera. The product was chosen for its design but it also functions as a fireproof façade, reducing drafts and noise in an open environment.  Other recent projects include Phelps Dunbar’s office in Baton Rouge, La. (designed by Gensler) and the principal courtroom of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

GKD-USA - Working on Some of the Most Progressive Educational Facilities

Photograph of Piper High School's mascot on metal fabric

GKD-USA (Cambridge, Md.) is working on some of the world’s most progressive educational environments, including Florida International University Century Bank Arena (Miami), University of Florida Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona (Orlando, Fla.), and Piper High School (Kansas City, Kan.), where the school’s pirate mascot was etched onto 520 sq. ft. of metal fabric.

 

GKD - NBA’s Miami HEAT Group’s American Airlines Arena

GKD (Cambridge, Md.) created a marquee on the exterior of the NBA’s Miami HEAT Group’s American Airlines Arena. The franchise wanted something that would not only draw attention to the arena, but also help transform downtown Miami. Made from 3,400 square feet of high-grade architectural woven stainless steel mesh fabric with interwoven LED profiles, Miami’s Mediamesh® screen, patented by GKD and ag4, provides unobstructed viewing from the interior and visually engaging digital media content on the exterior.

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