Online Information Centre for Stainless Steel in Construction
The case study “Law Court in Antwerp” describes a project by Richard Rogers Partnership with VK Studio and Ove Arup & Partners. In geometric terms, the roof cones over the courts are composed of four hyperbolic paraboloids, rising above a simple rectangular grid. The final layer is a continuously welded stainless steel standing seam skin of 0.4 or 0.5 mm. The stainless steel used is a chromium-nickel-molybdenum alloy 1.4404 (316L) with a glossy 2B mill finish.