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Award Winning Olympic Project

Award Winning Olympic Project

With memories of the 2012 Olympics still very much alive, the 2013 Construction News Awards recognised the immense amount of work that went in to the Olympic Park, with main contractor BAM Nuttall receiving the prestigious 'Best Project of the Year Award' for projects over £50 million. The Award covered the infrastructure work at the East-London site and included the structures, roads and bridges; landscaping and public areas; Olympic screening areas and enabling works. Construction News...

Webnet has the ceiling covered at the new Gurmels gym

Webnet has the ceiling covered at the new Gurmels gym

Webnet, a flexible net structure made of stainless steel rope and metal sleeves, allows architects to design wide- or fine-meshed net structures to meet the varying needs of different projects. Webnet is a hugely flexible material with a wide range of uses. It is suitable for protecting, securing or dividing buildings or building zones - for example on bridges, roofs and in sports facilities; it can also serve as a fence, or as balustrades infill in staircases; or it may be used as a training...

Webnet delivers elegance and safety across the Seine

Webnet delivers elegance and safety across the Seine

Completed in 2006, the 'Simone de Beauvoir' footbridge across the river Seine is one of the most striking new structures in Paris and in 2007 was awarded the coveted 'European Steel Design Award'. Jakob supplied the stainless steel nets for the balustrade infill on the bridge, delivering an attractive, cost-effective and safe solution. Designed by architect Dietmar Feichtinger, the new €21m bridge, situated in the Eastern part of the city, is the 37th bridge to cross the Seine, connecting t...

Green Walls – delivering aesthetic, ecological and economical benefits

Green Walls – delivering aesthetic, ecological and economical benefits

For many years, façade greening was primarily seen as an aesthetic tool. However, whilst green walls still undoubtedly meet that requirement, modern systems deliver a great deal more. Over recent years, as part of a broadly based academic research project in Berlin, scientists have been able to demonstrate that professionally designed green walls also deliver considerable ecological and economic benefits. Large-area greening has been shown to significantly and measurably contribute to passiv...

Building Zoo Enclosures with Webnet

Building Zoo Enclosures with Webnet

Across the world, zoos and wildlife parks continue to attract high visitor numbers, the popularity of each attraction determined not only by their size and the variety of species represented, but also by the design of the animal enclosures and the public's 'viewing experience'. Since Carl Hagenbeck first introduced open viewing enclosures in the early 20th century in Hamburg, the ultimate aim has been to present animals in an environment as close as possible to their natural habitat - without...

Walls on Film

Walls on Film

Being at Ecobuild this year provided a great platform for us to showcase our range of stainless steel systems and solutions, and we welcomed a wide range of visitors to our stand. We were delighted to play a major part in the design and construction of the centrepiece, The Cube, which was a huge living-wall, as well as having our systems on display on our own stand. There was a lot of interest and discussion on the range of sustainability, cost, aesthetic and performance benefits of Green Wa...

A Golden Solution

A Golden Solution

Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner, Patrick Collins, was the designer of The Cube which formed the centrepiece of this year’s Ecobuild exhibition , demonstrating a number of Green Wall technologies and systems. The 10x10x8 metre structure provided a great showcase for our own Green Wall systems, perfectly demonstrating their scope, flexibility and elegance - both with and without plants. During the show, Patrick gave a number of media interviews – and can be seen here enthusing abo...

MMA Green Wall Solutions to Feature at Ecobuild

MMA Green Wall Solutions to Feature at Ecobuild

Earls Court 2: Stand Number 1693 Leading Green Wall Systems provider, MMA Architectural Systems is to feature a range of its sustainable solutions at next month’s Ecobuild exhibition , to be held at Earl’s Court on 2 to 4 March. Visitors to Ecobuild will not only be able to view the company’s products and systems on its own stand (number 1693), but also as part of the central Cityscape feature.  MMA Director Nikki Errington explained: “We’re delighted to be so closely involved i...

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