Tom Powley

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.

 

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