Swarovski Curtain

Designstudio Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven, Düsseldorf/Germany

Planning time:
March 2006 – April 2007

Construction time:
Jan. – Aug. 2007

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering of steel structure

D. Swarovski & Co., Wattens/Austria

In front of the Swarovski factory building in Wattens/Austria, a highly representative steel curtain will separate public space from the factory premises. The curtain is made of steel rings with a diameter of 12 mm each. This material has hitherto only be used for safety gloves etc., but never on such a scale for architectural purposes. For this reason the material was tested extensively at the University of Stuttgart.