GRATING TECHNOLOGY

Lake Phoenix - curved gratings

“One of Europe’s largest structural transformation projects was launched after 160 years of steel working history.” A modern residential complex with space for services and a broad variety of leisure facilities has been built in recent years on a 125-hectare property.

‘Phoenix Lake’ in Dortmund is an expanse of water measuring roughly 25 hectares, located within a 100-hectare property once home to the now defunct Hermannshütte oxygen steel works. And despite the modern development now spread across the land, today’s prestigious project in the city of Dortmund forges links to its industrial origins. The once towering furnace operated by a German steel manufacturer dominated the surroundings and gave the city of Dortmund its face. Today, beautifully designed grating made of moulded steel adorns the modern estate. Here, 150m² of decorative gratings was installed as railings, while an additional 120 m² was fitted around trees as a means of protection – at the same time lending a positive touch to the modern look of the local cityscape.

Full grating made of galvanised steel and powder coated in dark colours with a mesh of 49.9 x 49.9mm was used for the railing. Here we see just how flexible the use of rigid steel can be; indeed, the grating can even be bent to fit round forms. Curved grating – like other architecturally appealing styles, for instance gratings filled with granulate or as a wooden cover – is a particularly attractive feature in any project, ensuring its immediate recognition.

The architectural elements and curved structures that blend beautifully into the landscape are particularly convincing aspects of this project.

Grating has long since emerged from the doldrums as a mere industrial product, and is becoming increasingly incorporated into design projects. Indeed, it has made an important contribution to the eye-catching architecture of innumerable buildings.

Staco products used

Staco full gratings type RK

Technical information

Staco full grating type RK, mesh size 49.9 x 49.9 hot-dip galvanised and powder coated

Location

Lake Phoenix, Dortmund, DE

Applications

Fencing & partitioning

Used in sectors

Residential 
Architectural