ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products

Online client newsletter | March 2018

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Bright and light

Aluzinc® Florelis shines in the F4 car park
at Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport

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In March 2017, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg international airport opened a new 2,700-place multi-storey car park to accommodate a steady growth in traffic.

An impressive capacity of 2,700 places on six levels

A group of companies represented by Gagnepark was commissioned to design and build the F4 car park, which would feature a façade made from an imposing steel mesh.

Perfectly integrated architecture and high-quality materials are the secret to the project’s success

High-tech and strict deadlines

To create this ambitious façade, Gagnepark called on Joris Ide. The remit was to combine over 50% surface perforation, for optimal ventilation in the car park, with specific geometry, working within a strict budget and a tight schedule and with a requirement for an extended lifetime – it was quite a challenge
and Joris Ide rose to it.

Challenge of over 50% surface perforation accepted

Aluzinc® Florelis made by ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products was selected for this demanding project. Joris Ide, a loyal customer of ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, has in fact made Aluzinc® Florelis its choice on many occasions for projects such as the Bressuire shopping centre, a housing development in Paris and the construction of a kit house in Alsace.

“Aluzinc® Florelis has remarkable technical and aesthetic qualities. It can be easily bent, profiled and deep drawn to manage complex parameters, while retaining the nuances of the steel,” commented Jean-Christophe Jomain, Commercial Director at Joris Ide.

Excellent collaboration produces results without compromise

The mineral quality of Aluzinc® Florelis appeals to many architects

To find a solution to the industrial demands of Gagnepark, Joris Ide carried out an extensive preliminary study and held various discussions with ArcelorMittal. All the material was produced in a single run to ensure consistency.

The natural beauty of steel

Thanks to Aluzinc® Florelis, the F4 car park façade reflects the light during the day. At night, the artificial lighting inside can be seen from outside, giving the structure the look of a gigantic lantern. The effect of the silver spangle is especially beautiful and the building inevitably catches the eye from every angle.

The natural and mineral quality of Aluzinc® Florelis produces an end result that is modern, yet understated, while blending perfectly with the surroundings.

ArcelorMittal is delighted to have played a part in the construction of this magnificent building, which is admired every day by thousands of passengers from all corners of the globe.

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