Other applications

Besides structural applications, building exteriors, street furniture and infrastructure, there are many other architectural applications for which stainless steel can be used.

Building interiors in ferritic stainless steel

Today, stainless steel is well-known for its presence in building envelopes. These often use austenitic grades. For interior uses, however, an austenitic grade often seems a rather luxurious solution. Less expensive, more stable in price but possessing fine properties, ferritic grades are the perfect alternative for indoor use.

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From dream to reality - a video on stainless steel roofing

This video explains why stainless steel is the ideal material for any roof.

You can watch the video in English on YouTube, or with Spanish subtitles.

Stainless steel for roofing

Two brochures from Euro Inox with more information are available on this subject. 

The first one is a description of European reference buildings for architects and buildings masters. Are includes: museums and galleries, education and research establishments, churches, residential buildings, sports facilities, events and catering facilities, administration and commercial buildings, industrial structures.
The brochure is available in English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish [clicking on the language will open a pdf]

The second one is a technical guide to stainless steel roofing. It is available in English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish [clicking on the language will open a pdf]

Stainless steel in solar energy use

This brochure details current best practice and stainless steel solutions to harness the energy of the sun. It provides designers with information about current stainless steel options for solar energy capture and an overview of the technical properties of stainless steel.
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Two case studies on stainless steel in solar energy use are also available:

The stainless steel solar facade of a highway maintenance building at Bursins, Switzerland
This brochure introduces a highway maintenance building was developed as a replacement for an existing maintenance building on the same site. The client, État de Vaud, organised an architectural competition for the design of the new building. For the first time in western Switzerland, clear sustainability demands were outlined in an architectural competition. The client demanded that the ecological, energy and economic aspects of sustainability should be considered in the design of the building. Download here

Stainless Steel Tilted Solar Roof: German Nautical Museum Stralsund
In this case study we want to show how a stainless steel-based solution was used in a photovoltaic application. Thin stainless steel foil serves as a substrate for the photovoltaic cells. Download here

Stainless steel and solar energy in building applications

In view of the increasing application of solar systems worldwide, the aim of this report is to give an overview of the state of the art regarding solar systems and possibilities for the application of stainless steel in this context.

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Cleaning architectural stainless steel

Stainless Steels are inherently corrosion resistant materials that do not need additional surface protection to enhance their appearance and durability. Some routine maintenance and cleaning is needed to keep stainless steel surfaces in good condition so that the aesthetic appearance and corrosion resistance are not compromised.

This brochure is available in English, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish [clicking on the language will download a pdf]

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