Projects2019-03-20T10:16:11+00:00

PROJECTS

Worldwide references

Here’s an overview of some projects we completed within different branches of industry.

THE KENSINGTON – LONDON

We are very proud to present to you one of our prestige projects from 2018! After months of hard work, this billboard is up and running. It was designed by no other than Zaha Hadid Architects for JCDecaux. It his has been a unique collaboration between those two, to develop new possibilities for media platforms; reimagining the billboard as public art.

“Both a civic gesture and a promotional medium, the intertwined, looped ribbon design expresses the dynamism of pedestrian and vehicle traffic movements that intersect at this important London junction. The stainless steel ribbon twists as it encircles the screen, defining a varying silhouette when seen from different viewpoints”, said Melodie Leung, senior associate at Zaha Hadid Design.

This project was a collaboration with CIG-Architecture.

Technical specifications:

Measurements:
29858 x 4013 x 9663 cm

Material:
Stainless Steel AISI316L

Finish:
Directionless grinded

LED:
107 m2

GLAZED LINK – MANCHESTER

A beautiful project we finished in collaboration with CIG-Architecture is the Glazed Link in Manchester, designed by Simpson & Haugh Architects. The design includes a 180 m² large stainless steel surface and a glazed glass structure on Library Walk, linking Manchester Town Hall and the central library and acting as an entrance to both buildings. The structure will act as a thoroughfare for pedestrians, but under the proposals would only be open from 6am until 10pm daily.

“The unexpected stainless steel monocoque roof volume provides a dynamic, abstract element that is rooted in its situation and invites closer inspection by reflecting the adjacent buildings, the groundscape and the people moving within and around the link. The roof tapers to a fine edge at the eaves to minimise its visual impact and deepens towards the centre to provide the necessary structural strength. The underside of the structure is formed as an undulating series of mirror polished curved surfaces which relate directly to, and provide a full view of, each of the adjacent arched openings into the listed buildings.” (source: Simpson & Haugh architects)

Technical specifications:

Measurements:
180 m²

Material:
Stainless Steel AISI314

Finish:
Mirror 8 polish

Award:
2016 RIBA Award

SUPERYACHTS

Two-thirds of our country is below sea level. No wonder our country is called The Netherlands. If we didn’t know how to manage water, Holland would be in deep trouble. So it’s no surprise that the Dutch are well known throughout the world for our shipbuilding.

The Metalfinish Group works together with the biggest superyacht builders of the industry – Amels, Lürssen, de Vries, Shipyard Hakvoort, Feadship and Oceanco. An impressive world on its own. Our employees work both on-site at their shipyards, on-site at local ports for damage control or in our workshop in Joure. We work on both new projects as refit jobs: If it is made of a non-ferro material (mainly stainless steel 316L and Duplex), we make it our mission to help make it shine (again).

The most common finishes for this industry are:

  • mirror 8 (high gloss) polishing
  • directionless grinding
  • H2Ofinish

All with their own advantages and different looks.

Our employees work on every stainless steel (or other non-ferro material) part on the ship: stainless-steel railings, anchors, anchor pockets, door- and window frames, interior details, stainless steel details on pools and jacuzzis, rubrail, fairleads, wenches, bollards, and so on.

BURJ KHALIFA – DUBAI

Tallest of the supertall: it’s the tallest building in the world with the highest number of stories, highest occupied floor, highest outdoor observation deck, longest elevator travel distance; the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – United Arab Emirates. At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories it has become the image of Dubai, known all over the world.

The Metalfinish Group has done quite some work for this impressive building. We mechanically grinded and polished 12.000 meter of bended tubes up to mirror 7.

Primary materials of the exterior include reflective glazing, aluminum and textured stainless steel spandrel panels and vertical polished stainless steel tubular fins accentuating the height and slenderness of the tower.” (source: csengineeringmag.com)

Technical specifications:

Measurements:
12.000 m

Material:
Stainless Steel AISI314

Finish:
Mirror 7 polish mechanically

MIRROR WALL – ROTTERDAM

We received this fantastic picture made by Gijs Rijsdijk Fotografie of a project we did for the Museumpark in Rotterdam. A mirror wall polished by hand up to mirror 8.

Technical specifications:

Measurements:
40m x 2m- 20 mm thick

Material:
Stainless Steel AISI316L

THOUGHT OF TRAIN OF THOUGHT – LONDON

“Visitors to the St. Pancras station in London will be greeted by a monumental aluminium installation created by the designer Ron Arad. It is the second public artwork in a four-year partnership between the Mr. Arad and St Pancras International.

Suspended on wires from St Pancras International’s Grade 1 listed Barlow Shed roof, the work comprises one 18-metre twisted blade made of aluminium, rotating slowly to create an optical illusion. Ron Arad RA said: “The rotation and the horizontal movement take turns in the viewers’ perception as the readings of the object alternate and the hypnotic effect is greater than the means, so will hopefully be the delight of the public at St Pancras.” (source: royalacademy.org.uk)

Technical specifications:

Measurements:
18m

Material:
Aluminum

Finish:
Mirror 8 polished by hand

MIRROR POLISHED DESK – TEL AVIV

The large-scale office development, a joint venture between two large investment and development companies, involves the conversion of a rarely available 1.8 hectare city-centre site, into 2 office towers with a total area in excess of 200,000m², extensive commercial facilities and a generous landscaped public space, across 3 levels (source: http://www.ronarad.co.uk). This project was a collaboration with CIG-Architecture & Mannen van staal.

Technical specifications:

Designed by:
Ron Arad Studios

Measurements:
10m

Finish:
Mirror 8 polished by hand

INDUSTRY

Next to the visual aspect that stainless steel  or other non-ferro materials can have, they also serve a practical purpose within several branches of industry (chemical industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, automotive, etc.) Think of the inside grinding for roughness of tanks and vessels, the inside grinding or even polishing of long tubes, and so on. In these branches very high hygienic standards apply, in order to meet those standards surfaces need to be grinded up to a certain (low) roughness so that no adhesion of dirt – leading to the developments of bacteria – can occur.

Contact Info

De Wielen 7
8502 TK
Joure
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 513 413430

Web: www.metalfinishgroup.com