Sliding Gate, Herkules Machine Factory 

A 10.8m cantilevered sliding gate articulates the main entrance to the Herkules Industrial complex in Meuselwitz. Its bespoke construction was developed in close co-operation with the manufacturer. The finely engineered nature of the design, operating as it does on a counter-balancing system, reflects the precision and detailing which the Herkules group brings to its production of industrial roll grinders.

The gate is elegantly machined in a single sheet of stainless steel; special concealed fixings ensure its form and finish disseminate an elemental clarity. The company logo is embedded within the design, laser cut from a solid block of aluminum.

Laser technology is also utilized in the gate’s electronic closing procedure, any hindrance encountered causing it to stop. A secondary opening, with an integrated video surveillance and intercom, provides pedestrian access.