Industrial Gratings and Durbar Sheets Case Study

Set up by the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Serpentine Gallery annually commissions internationally renowned architects to design a pavilion on the Gallery lawn. One such pavilion was constructed using Gratings and Flooring from F H Brundle. It was co-designed by Pritzker Prizewinning architect Rem Koolhaas and innovative structural designer Cecil Balmond. The centrepiece was a spectacular ovoid-shaped inflatable canopy that floated above the Gallery's lawn. Cecil Balmond said: "These pavilions have evolved with various structural typologies and materials, provoking a debate on architecture; this year the exploration continues not only with typology and material but with the very definition of Pavilion." Gratings and flooring from F H Brundle complemented the design and maintained its architectural integrity.

Industrial gratings have many different applications, which combine great strength with a light structure and good non-slip properties, they are ideal for use on platforms, galleries, gangways and storage floors etc.

Durbar sheets are used where their raised pattern feature forms a non-slip surface in any direction, and where their excellent draining characteristics are required. As a result, Durbar sheets can be used as a structural component for vehicle flooring, walkways and bridges.

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