Inspired by nature

In an exhibition, his spectacular photographs were placed in analogy to architecturally impressive objects that were perfectly staged with RHEINZINK material. As it turned out, nature is always to be found in things - and it is exciting, aesthetic, and astonishing. In their series “Inspired by nature” RHEINZINK presents these reflections that Gerhard Schönnenbeck captured so impressively with his camera.

Striking formations in RHEINZINK

The distinctive “Old Man of Storr” rock pin on the Scottish Isle of Skye is the island's landmark. It's easy to see that the magnificent volcanic rock formation resembles the Transport Museum in Glasgow. The building impresses with its sensational architecture with complex building geometries. Facades and roofs are clad with RHEINZINK prePATINA blue-grey. Nearly maintenance-free, durable and 100 percent recyclable, our material is inspired by nature and in this way connected to it in a sustainable way.

Fabulous sandstone waves in RHEINZINK

The spectacular sandstone waves of Antelope Canyon in Arizona are a downright mystical place and a popular photo opportunity. The fabulous gorges are reminiscent of the fantastic roof landscape of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. The facade and roof of the dynamic building were clad with bright-rolled RHEINZINK-CLASSIC. Over time, a velvety, blue-gray patina forms on the original and natural surface, which perfectly combines tradition and modernity. Nature still provides the best design templates.

The perfect wave

One of the most bizarre rock faces that nature has created over millions of years is located in the border area of ​​Utah and Arizona in the Coyote Buttes North. To protect this breathtaking beauty, only 20 people are allowed to enter 'The Wave' per day. The fascinating wave shape is also reflected in the unusual and idiosyncratic design of the Transport Museum Glasgow, which was realized with RHEINZINK prePATINA. The surface is easy to shape and impresses with its elegant aesthetics. The requirements of sustainable building can be met without hesitation with this natural material. Care and low-to-no-maintenance, with a lifespan of several generations and an exemplary ecological balance, our material also serves to protect nature.

RHEINZINK and the fascination of the Antarctic

Like the majestic icebergs in the untouched nature of the Antarctic, Mickiewicza University in Kalisz, Poland, rises above the campus. The choice of material fell on the pre-weathered surface RHEINZINK prePATINA graphite-grey. A material that is not only durable and almost maintenance-free, but also gives every building an attractive aesthetic. Like the fascinating polar ice, it shines in the sun or reflects the clouds in the sky. You can hardly reproduce nature in a more beautiful or sustainable way.

Sustainable domes

The mysterious stone balls, the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand, are a popular tourist attraction. They were formed several million years ago, and the sea is still exposing new fascinating domes. More than 40 domes also adorn a terminal at Alicante Airport in Spain. Roofs and facades were clad with the timelessly elegant surface RHEINZINK-prePATINA blue gray, a material that impresses with its freedom from maintenance and durability. Thanks to its high-quality properties and an environmentally friendly manufacturing process, including recycling, RHEINZINK's ecological footprint is good over the long term.

In balance with nature

One of the most distinctive features of Utah's Arches National Park is the intriguing Balanced Rock. One of the attractions of the park is how the 15-meter-tall rock calmly defies gravity on a base less than two meters wide. Another unmistakable landmark is the 57-meter-high tower of Edinburgh Airport with its unusual geometry. By cladding the building envelope with RHEINZINK prePATINA, the tower can also face climatic influences as relaxed as the Balanced Rock. To stay in balance with nature, the surface impresses with its 100 percent recyclability, freedom from maintenance, durability, and low CO2 emissions during production.