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The Australian pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo built using Azure weathering steel.

Azure weathering steel facades

The facade on Australia’s pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo was built using Azure weathering steel material, also known as Coreten. BlueScope Steel’s Facade Solutions business provide cassette-style weathering steel panels. The cassettes are formed using folding machinery which allows absolute alignment between the steel panels due to exceptional precision (0.3 mm) and provides virtually unlimited customization.

“Weathering steel is a material that designers and artists are fascinated with, however, it is rarely used due to the technical complexities involved,” says Anthony Martin from Wood Marsh Architecture, designers of the Australian pavilion. “Fortunately for us, BlueScope has an extensive knowledge of this material.“