The town of Schwäbisch Gmünd is located 50 kilometres east of Stuttgart, halfway towards Bavaria. The more than 60,000 inhabitants can justifiably call Schwäbisch Gmünd a big city. And like every city, it cannot do without roundabouts. However, the city has come up with something particularly artistic for the Glocke-Kreisel, as the roundabout is called. A gigantic steel sculpture hangs from I-SYS stainless steel cables, clearly visible to all motorists.
The order was placed by the city, but the project was designed by talented students from the local College of Design. Local design talent and I-SYS stainless steel cables harmonise perfectly in the bell-shaped roundabout.
Rather than a signal crossing, it was decided to build a roundabout directly in front of the Gmünder Ersatzkasse building. This is embellished by a work of art defined by precision, skill, planning and precision engineering. These characteristics stand for those people and companies who responsibly form the traditional foundation of the Gmünder Ersatzkasse.
In total, the sculpture rises majestically 12 meters into the air. The impression that the work of art hangs free-floating above the centre of the roundabout is ensured by the filigree I-SYS stainless steel cables suspended from pylons. Tightly connected via the I-SYS cables, metal rods form the visible heart in the middle of the sculpture.
The German town of Schwäbisch Gmünd, known as the German city of gold and silver, has now built itself a new monument with the stainless steel cables from CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE. Elsewhere in Germany and all over the world, products such as the stainless steel cables of CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE ...
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