Information on Material and Processing
A high-quality material, robustly alloyed and naturally beautiful. Durable and sustainable. Easy to process and highly versatile. For those who want all of these properties, RHEINZINK products are the perfect solution. In a manufacturing process developed by RHEINZINK and unique in the world, high-quality premium surfaces are produced which fulfil the high requirements of EN 988.
Zinc Spiration IV
The projects illustrated in this publication – implemented with the natural material RHEINZINK – offer stimulating and unique insights: pioneering new buildings; sensitively renovated old buildings; attractive and eye-catching residential buildings with striking designs and materials; existing buildings that have been given a new lease of life.
Zinc spiration III
Zinc is one of the 10 most common elements found in the Earth’s crust and is an essential trace element. Our skin, our hair, our immune system and even sperm cannot do without it.
For over 200 years, it has traditionally been used for roofing, facade cladding and roof drain- age. For decades, the natural building material RHEINZINK has been essential for the inspira- tion of demanding architects. Without RHEIN- ZINK, a crucial design medium for the imple- mentation of ideas would be missing for Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw and many other architects. RHEINZINK has become an integral part of architecture with the mile- stones of modern and sustainable construction. What could be better than being inspired by one of the building block of human life?
Zinc Spiration II
Zinc is natural and functional. Zinc is beautiful and sustainable. Zinc is a creative and visionary material.
And zinc is timeless – with an endurable aesthetic – an everlasting solution. Take a look at the im- pressive, embossed zinc rooftops of Paris. Or the grandiose use of zinc in Berlin by neoclassical “star architects”, created with magnificent vision by the likes of Karl-Friedrich Schinkel.
Zinc spiration I
What do Napoleon’s bath tub and Los Angeles’ “Beehive” have in common? What connects the endless rooftop landscape of Paris with the grand structure of the Jewish Museum in Berlin? Without zinc as the material, none of this would look the way we know it. No doubt about it, zinc looks back on an interesting history of over 200 years and has always been an aesthetic means of preserving our values.