Hot Dip Galvanizing Magazine Issue 1 2013
Issue#01—2013
Issue#01—2013

Issue#01—2013

The first issue of 2013 sees the introduction of two major changes for Hot Dip Galvanizing magazine: Our editorial team now includes the Spanish Association and the launch of our magazine microsite.

A warm welcome to our Spanish colleagues at ATEG who will bring an even broader range of European articles to our readers. We kick off our new collaboration with two innovative examples from Spain: The amazing feat of creating a surreal landscape within the midst of a road interchange, housing and an industrial backdrop. In sharp contrast, the brutal yet mysterious laboratory block at one of Spain‘s most illustrious universities shows the full versatility of the use of galvanized steel. A design that has no breaks or windows yet creates an awe of intrigue is quite an achievement.

Let‘s hope we have many more such examples from our Iberian neighbours that will fascinate you.

2013 also sees the launch of our new microsite www.hdgmagazine.co.uk which provides you with another convenient way of accessing the magazine. The microsite hosts an archive, additional content and access to our iPad app.

So, enjoy reading the magazine in whichever format you prefer!

Bauhaus pavilion

Reduce, reuse and recycle are the dominant keywords in the international discussion on sustainability with regard to construction. The triad which combines the reduction of waste volumes by avoiding waste, reusing materials as directly as possible and material conversion through…

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Galvanizing aids lightweight concrete

The first of a group of five experimental houses has been erected on the campus of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Various high-performance building materials are being subjected to a practical test as part of the so-called Small House Village…

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Galvanizing Delight

Two identical villas in Berlin have been created by Schneider and Schumacher Architekten, Frankfurt. The cantilevered roof design helps to create a versatile outdoor area at the back of the villa. A series of galvanized profiles creates an extension of…

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Laboratories, University of Alcalá

The almost brutal design for the new laboratory building on the University campus of Alcalá serves a dual purpose: that of hiding and creating a mystical space. The Architects were given a difficult design conundrum: to group a series of…

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Sea Gem, East Sussex

If you take a walk along the East Sussex coast you may be surprised at the beauty of the local landscape. A sandy almost golden beach will be beneath your feet, a ruggedness is added by rare sand dunes, and…

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Sports Centre in Northern Spain

Langreo, located in Northern Spain, is a place where you would be forgiven for gaining the impression that free space was at a premium. A combination of topography, industry and a dense housing footprint give credence to first impressions. ACXT…

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The misunderstood process

There is an ever increasing use of the term ‘galvanizing’ to describe the coating of steel with zinc. The term is derived from the name of Italian scientist Luigi Galvani. Due to no legally binding definition the term is now…

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