Designing an architecture is a journey into knowledge and fantasy, always hovering between imagination and technique, in search of the perfect balance between aesthetics and function. It is during this process that comes into play Permasteelisa, which for over 40 years gives shapes to materials to provide with a “suit” the iron and concrete structures of buildings.
The greatest architects such as Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, chose Permasteelisa for their most significant works.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall of Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry
The Whitney Museum of New York, by Renzo Piano
The Agbar Tower of Barcelona, signed by Jean Nouvel. Its 4400 windows feature external temperature sensors that automatically adjust the opening and closing of the glass shutters of the building, reducing in this way the consumption of energy for air conditioning
The dancing house in Prague, designed by Vlado Milunić together with Frank Gehry. Permasteelisa has made the glass envelope.
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
The buildings of the European Parliament in Strasbourg
The Sydney Opera House
“Many Italians, walking along Fifth Avenue in New York, are surprised to learn that half of the facades of the buildings were made by an Italian company” – said the CIO of Parmasteelisa, Marcello Cordioli.
The company was founded in 1974 in Vittorio Veneto a small city in northeast of Italy. In recent years, it has become a success story because, despite the crisis, managed to make internationally famous the perceived brand Made in Italy, covering cladding skyscrapers, stadiums and airports around the world.
The secret of its success is in having specialized in a market niche, small but extraordinarily important; and in constantly investing in the research on technological innovation.
Permasteelisa activity deals specifically with the practical answers to the requests of building contractors who deliver their structure “naked”: based on the indications of architects and designers, the Italian company manufactures the elements of the outer coating. Permasteelisa Group is one of the first leading operators globally.
Competence, skill and constant research on materials and techniques, coupled with typically Italian sensitivity and culture, makes the group an ideal partner for difficult and ambitious projects.
The invented the technology “Bomb Blast Resistant” that reduces the penetration of glass fragments into buildings in the event of explosions; the “Mobile Fire Barrier” that, in case of fire, automatically activates a firebreak block able to limit its spread; and the innovative use of titanium panels, used for the first time in the coating of the museum Guggenheim Bilbao.