As a long-lasting, weather-fast structural steel, COR-TEN steel is a material that is frequently used for accents in both building architecture and landscape architecture. As a result of the addition of copper, chromium, and nickel, a corrosion-resistant alloy is obtained. Because of the formation of this insulating layer, the steel becomes resistant to weathering, qualifying the material for long-lasting and sustained use in outdoor areas.
The natural, earthy, organic rust coloration with numerous nuances in tone creates a particular surface quality and gives emphasis with its lively materiality – traces of use are no longer regarded as a stigma, but rather may also develop their own aesthetics on the oxidized COR-TEN steel that has an archaic effect. Thus the materiality is placed in the foreground – with its handcrafted appearance and reduced forms, the rusty patina contrasts with the highly developed lighting technology from ewo.