01 product description
TECU® Gold is a new material - with a precious golden surface for impressive new façade solutions using copper.
TECU® Gold is a copper and aluminium alloy. The original shiny golden colour of the surface goes through characteristic changes when exposed to normal weathering. After the initial matting, a golden and yellowish oxidation layer gradually emerges, and this changes over time into a soft golden colour. The patination processes do not give rise to any further intensive colouring on façade surfaces.
TECU® Gold offers outstanding mechanical abrasion resistance, extremely high corrosion resistance and durability as well as excellent stability and material rigidity. The material can be easily cold-shaped and processed using standard techniques. Because of its special material characteristics, TECU® Gold is also well suited for large-area applications.
TECU® Gold is an ideal complement to the TECU® product range and can be perfectly combined with the other copper surfaces. All the familiar economic advantages of the TECU® brand name apply without exception to TECU® Gold.
All pictures: Le Safran festival hall, Brie Comte Robert, France
Architect: S.C.P.A. Semon-Rapaport Mandataire de L'Equipe
|43 cm, 60 cm|
|43 cm, 60 cm|
03 Technical Data
TECU® System Shingles are large format copper cladding elements for roofs and walls that offer advantages in design and price. KME-manufactured shingles allow builders to cover façades, roofs and individual building elements quickly, easily and economically.
TECU® System Shingles are available in all TECU® surfaces:
TECU® Classic (bright rolled)
TECU® Patina (green patinated on one side)
TECU® Oxid (brown oxidised)
TECU® Zinn (matt grey tinned)
TECU® Brass (reddish golden alloy)
TECU® Bronze (reddish brown alloy)
04 Material Properties
|plain (closed), board|
05 All TECU® GOLD Products
06 TagsArchitecture, Facades – static shell or dynamic transition?, Interview, KME Articles, KME Products, Material, reference, system
07 Articles about KME
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