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MEVACO expanded metals for façades and railings

The multigenerational house for a stronger community

Over two thirds of all people over 45 years old can imagine living in a multigenerational house, according to the pan-European survey conducted by an insurance company. The "Generation Multigenerational House" plays an active role ensuring that this trend is also put into practice and nobody has to live alone. A prime example is the "Wohnen am Linzerberg" project in Gallneukirchen, Austria, developed under the auspices of the Diakoniewerk, a charitable organisation of Protestant churches in Germany, Austria, as well as numerous free churches. The company Metallbau Blauensteiner GmbH from Naarn in the Mühlviertel region played a central role. The decision for façades and railings made from MEVACO expanded metal was easy, reports Bettina Blauensteiner.

Young and old under the one roof

"We see ourselves as a modern metal construction company that supplies timeless and functional solutions in property construction with traditional quality craftsmanship", is how Bettina Blauensteiner describes her family business. This was also required when the charitable Protestant organisation Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen implemented the trend of different generations living together. The "Wohnen am Linzerberg" complex in Gallneukirchen near Linz offers 45 barrier-free, light-flooded apartments with spacious outdoor areas, which were clad with MEVACO expanded metals in different meshes. Seventeen of these apartments are offered with support, for which the Diakoniewerk charges the tenant a flat-rate fee. An uncomplicated and convincing system that appeals to young families and older people. Multigenerational houses are central meeting places which guarantee a togetherness of young and old. Therefore all necessary amenities and facilities of daily life should be accessible by foot. This is also the case with "Wohnen am Linzerberg".

MEVACO as a reliable partner of the trade

As the colour green dominates the rural surrounding of Gallneukirchen, the architects transported the spring vibe to the residential complex: MEVACO expanded metal rhomb in various meshes: 45x45x5, 45x20x5, 45x20x8, as well as 28x13x2, all in aluminium 2.0 mm and subsequently powder-coated, were used. The work was easy, states Bettina Blauensteiner: "We are very familiar with MEVACO as a company. The company is characterised by its competent advice, as well as reliable and rapid delivery." Here two partners which live the same values came together: "Only highly qualified employees and a clever quality management guarantee a smooth project development", confirms Bettina Blauensteiner.

Tradition and future from a single source

Nobody could envisage the developments the family-owned company would achieve when Franz Blauensteiner founded his blacksmith's workshop and coachworks in 1903. Today the company is seen as a reliable partner in light metal and glass construction, as well as steel construction and metalworking. "Our name stands for elegant, timeless, functional and user-friendly solutions", states Bettina Blauensteiner, thus completing the circle to MEVACO expanded metals: in the outdoor area on façades and railings they are shown from their long-lasting side and convince with an attractive design. It is no wonder that the demand for apartments in the "Wohnen am Linzerberg" complex was high. The first apartments were purchased a good year before construction even started.

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