For seventeen days London will become the worldwide centre for sports. Between the 27th of July and 12th of August the city on the Thames plays host to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Tourists, sport enthusiasts and Olympic athletes will discover a vibrant cosmopolitan city with many different aspects. London is the city of contrasts: cultural past meets a lively, modern present.
The architecture of London has never been so spectacular and varied as it is today. During the days of the Olympic Games, many tourists and Olympic athletes will walk through the streets of London gaining their own impression of the fascinating architectural landscape. Alongside the historical monuments and iconic buildings, projects featuring architectural wire mesh by Haver & Boecker nestle within London´s current architecture.
London South Bank University
Effective sun protection for London South Bank University.
The London South Bank University is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames.
The University building received an effective sun screen made from architectural wire mesh MULTI-BARRETTE 8159. This special mesh type allows good light refraction, whilst at the same time creating a bright and pleasant atmosphere behind the façade.
Premium cladding made from stainless steel flat wire mesh.
The changing cubicles and walls in this high-end fashion boutique in London are enhanced with stainless steel wire mesh LARGO-PLENUS 2027.
With the addition of lighting the surface of the wire mesh creates special light reflections reminiscent of brilliant diamonds or sparkling spring water.
Multi-faceted design of a train station in London.
Stratford Station is situated in the middle of Stratford city and is one of the key gateway stations servicing the Olympic stadiums 2012.
The platform ceiling features triangulated panels of architectural wire mesh DOKAWELL-MONO 3021. With its high open area the mesh creates a shimmering veil whilst the structure of the canopy remains semi-visible. Every other panel is backlight creating an alternating pattern of light and dark.
Kings Cross Plaza – Bridge
The Kings Cross Plaza Bridge over the Regents Canal is 27m long and was designed by Knight Architects. The exciting geometric appearance of the bridge balustrade also has an additional special function: to carry supply lines safely across the channel.
The appearance of the bridge also reflects the industrial background of the area. For this reason architectural wire mesh DOKA-BARRETTE 8914 was used for the balustrade.