Wire rope systems
Vorhang auf: Schillernder Glanz für Albi
Paris-based star architect Dominique Perrault has given the small French town of Albi, in the Midi-Pyrénées region, a shining landmark. Picturesque brick buildings and the imposing Sainte Cécile cathedral, built in the 13th century and part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, dominate the medieval flair of this small town to the north east of Toulouse. With its undulating shimmering gold screen, the Grand Théâtre des Cordeliers shines over the historic old town. The modern building fits in surprisingly harmoniously with the surrounding architecture so typical of the region. And this is all made possible by a gold-colored anodized aluminum mesh which Dominique Perrault draped over the building like a veil: It reflects the sunlight and shines in the varying play of colors of the surrounding brick buildings. The special spiral mesh is kept taut with a customized stainless steel construction from the I-SYS product range by CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE. 600 individual cables, ranging in length from 3 to 15 meters and with a diameter of 10 millimeters, carry the aluminum mesh.