· Edificio Forum
In 2004 the City of Barcelona created a new urban district,
down by the sea, at the end of the Avenida Diagonal.
At the heart of this new area is the Edificio Forum.
This triangular multi-functional building,
with sides measuring 590 ft,
was designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron.
The roof of the Edificio Forum is covered by a sheet of water.
The vision was to transport the "feeling" of water also onto the underside of the raised building.
Founder of EXYD Detlef Schobert developed
during his time as director of Inox-Color
the corresponding embossing technique for metal cladding.
28,000 different stainless steel panels
were produced accordingly and fitted together,
like a jigsaw puzzle, to form a continuous,
140,000 sq ft embossed design.
Over 100 tons of stainless steel were processed.