Mirror stainless steel facade at Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)
Shenzhen “Cloud” was designed by the famous Austrian architectural design firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU (was founded by Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky, and Michael Holzer in Vienna). the whole name of this project is called Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)
The interior part of project is a full-mirror stainless steel facade with Q345B carbon steel as the main structure inside. The facade of this mirrored stainless steel has an overall span of 40 meters and a height of 28 meters. It is very difficult to achieve such a large stainless steel facade project. The engineering surface is made of 4-6 mm 316 L stainless steel plate, hand-forged + combined with the partly machine made, and the overall surface is free of seams. In addition, the difficulty of the facade project is much larger than that of the Chicago Cloud Gate sculpture which design by Anish Kapoor , called bean , or sky mirror artwork . Whether it is from surface treatment or processing difficulty. At the beginning of the project, the client also went to find the manufacturer of the Cloud Gate in Chicago to bid, but the price, schedule, and production results could not satisfy Party A. On the basis of multiple rounds of technical analysis and process research, we finally chose our final facade manufacturer.
Our service content: The design and modification of the facade and skeleton are optimized. Mirror-finished stainless steel facade surface finish, mirrored stainless steel facade forging (shaping curve), welding, polishing, transport, installation and final mirror polishing.
Due to special requirements, the overall sculpture production time is only 6 months.
More information of this mirror stainless steel facade work
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Janovska, Tyler Bornstein
Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr