For its new headquarters building managing director Günter Hofbauer decided he wanted “a modern façade with an emotive, close-to-nature appearance”.  

Hofbauer was immediately impressed by one of the façade samples presented to him by international construction company Goldbeck Group. The material was a product from the business of ThyssenKrupp: PLADUR® Relief in a wood finish. “I was sold on the vibrancy of the grain effect, an ideal combination of look and feel,” Hofbauer explains. 

ThyssenKrupp work closely with Goldbeck to help realise a tailored façade for the building, which looks just like wood but requires very little maintenance. It delivered flat pre-painted steel sheets to Goldbeck’s Munich facility, where the contractor manufactured the curtain wall façade by bending cassettes from these sheets. Goldbeck then installed the bended cassettes on site by attaching them to the new MOST Mobile building’s steel substructure. 

“Contractors and clients look for individual and attractive solutions, but without losing sight of functionality and cost, says Klaus Kottkamp, architectural solutions expert at ThyssenKrupp in Duisburg. And central to the company’s range for industrial, commercial and high-end multi-storey buildings is the PLADUR® range of organic coil-coated flat carbon steel with high-quality coatings for long-lasting, maintenance-free façades.  

“The PLADUR® Relief series combines attractive finishes with an additional dimension of texture,” says Kottkamp. The building now has a clean, modern appearance while at the same time blending in naturally with the surrounding environment. 

The materials were delivered to Fürth on a just-in-time basis by Goldbeck, which installed the façade efficiently and without a hitch, Kottkamp adds.

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