Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
This resource is a case study on the Sony Centre in Potsdamer in Berlin. It contains information, structural drawings and images that focus on the stainless steel element, describing the design criteria, the construction and the finished product after construction. Within the large complex, a standing seam roof of matt, abrasion-blasted stainless steel (grade 1.4404) protects an old hotel. The IMAX cinema is clad with stainless steel mesh wire and bars. The recurring façade element throughout the complex is stainless steel sheet (grade 1.4401) which is finely polished and brushed. Narrow bands of stainless steel sheets separate the storey height glass panels and stainless steel fixing points create structural connections between the glazing and the uprights in the frame.