In the 21st century, people have higher and higher requirements on architecture. In addition to being safe, durable, and affordable, it's also beautiful. In the post-industrial era, some artists went back to their roots and began to pursue the "natural color" of architecture. Therefore, the coffee-colored corten steel was favored by architects due to its full post-modern aesthetic feeling.
In the Yanqi Lake Campus of The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, just built such a complete weathering steel
zhongdan center building. This is an extremely modern building from appearance to function, many places adopt computer, wireless communication data transmission, spread spectrum power carrier communication technology, computer intelligent information and other advanced technologies, to achieve high intelligence and low energy consumption of the building. Different from ordinary buildings, in order to realize the efficient use of natural light, zhongdan Center building does not adopt conventional curtains to block the sun. Instead, it is equipped with multi-directional woven weathering steel shading screen
outside the glass curtain wall, which makes the whole building have the unique postmodern appearance of weathering steel.
The coffee color of the building is the color of the protective layer naturally formed after weathering steel construction
shading screen corroded in the air for half a year. The color is uniform and dense, giving the impression that it is not rust, but the color of the building itself. I n other parts of the building, from the pine rings hanging at random on the ceiling, to the primary color terrazzo floor, and then to the concrete revolving staircase, all adhere to the principle of not carving, relying on the texture of the material itself to dress up, the building inside and outside are integrated with the color and style of weathering steel
In the future, there will be more and more buildings with rich artistic elements like the National Science Center. And our Made in China can't stay in the "good quality, low price" this practical level forever. As for multi-functional materials such as weathering steel, we still need to bring it into full play, so that weathering steel with high added value, integrated structure and decoration, will be introduced to the world. Let the world have more weathering steel buildings.