Construction and exhibition company Rauta will present facade cladding made of weather-resistant Cor-Ten steel, ventilated facade cladding with perforation and built-in LED lighting and facade cladding with integrated solar panels for the first time in Ukraine at the international construction exhibition InterBuildExpo 2017.
Thanks to the natural property of Cor-Ten (Corrosion Tensile) to change color continuously, facade solutions made of such steel have been a worldwide popular architectural solution for many years. Initially, steel sheets shimmer with bronze shades due to rugged patina, which is an erosion resistant oxide coating. For many years Cor-Ten steel gradually changes its color, becomes darker and reaches deep brown color.
So far in Ukraine, Cor-Ten steel has been used primarily in architectural compositions and design of entrance units. However, today Ukrainian architects are increasingly taking this material as an opportunity to emphasize an object against the environment and make it distinctive. It should be noted that Cor-Ten can also be successfully used in interior solutions.
Another novelty from Rauta will be perforated cladding panels, which allow creating images of any shape on the facade. And the possibility of combining perforated panels with integrated back lighting system helps to make the facade look vibrant and even more recognizable.
“Modern facade solutions, which have been successfully tested in Europe, allow us to breathe a new life into traditional materials. All solutions presented by Rauta at the exhibition, although they are innovative for Ukraine, are already available today for supply and can be successfully used by Ukrainian companies in their projects,” General Manager of Rauta Andriy Ozeychuk said.
Visitors of the exhibition will also have an opportunity to see unique solutions based on Solar panels, which turn a ventilated facade into a design element of the construction as well as generate electricity, thereby cutting costs of building operation.
Rauta will present its booth combined with the exposition of the Ukrainian Steel Construction Center on March 29 through April 1 at the address: Kyiv, 2b Saliutna Street, KyivExpoPlaza Exhibition Center, Pavilion No. 1.