Cladding

The façade of a building defines its identity
and it is important that both the project and the materials have an answer
for both aesthetics and environmental concerns.

With decades of experience, Astec can recommend the most appropriate kind of metal cladding for any type of building, and can accompany the customer in their choice by proposing:

 

  • Architectural Bronze with controlled tones and finishes;
  • Oxidized and wax treated Cor-ten steel;
  • Steel with blue-flamed carbon;
  • Austenitic stainless steel (AISI 304 and AISI 316L);
  • Titanium.

 

Every project has different requirements and for this reason Astec makes custom cladding that can be used on façades, whether ventilated or not, on new builds and renovations.

Among the solutions aimed at satisfying the widest range of requests, Astec offers panels of different shapes (flat, curved, or moulded). Astec cladding assumes various functions, such as insulation for ventilated façades, or as a simple decorative element.

 

Astec’s cladding give an original appearance and guaranteed value-added results to buildings the world over:

  • The headquarters of Natuzzi Americas in North Carolina, a four-storey building, modelled on the lines of a ship’s bow, has a façade entirely covered in copper alloy panels made by Astec. Every panel, all 900 of them, is 3 millimetres thick and each one has a different shape to the next. It was calculated that to make the bronze cladding over 115,000 kilogrammes of the prized material were used.

 

  • The Fendi Store in New York’s Manhattan is equipped with a façade cladding made by Astec from oxidised and waxed Cor-ten steel, with perforated panels and slatted panels.

 

  • For the Stilwerk in Berlin, rectangular-shaped cladding was made by Astec from copper alloy insulated with mineral wool and backplates made of stainless steel.

 

  • For the Relais San Lorenzo in Bergamo Alta, an insulated architectural bronze cladding made by Astec with the “Nuvole” finish was chosen that, especially at sunset, offers extraordinary reflections and brings the piazza back to its age of glory.

 

  • During the restoration of St. Mark’s Bell Tower in Venice, Astec intervened with the reconstruction of the lift entrance and exit platforms by making a passivated steel structure and a burnished copper alloy cladding for the iconic tower.