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Corten steel: its multiple uses from decoration to architecture


Corten Steel: flower pots, gates, facade cladding, the Corten can be used everywhere

When we talk about Corten Steel, in our region, we quickly think of the Soulages Museum in Rodez.

Corten steel is a self-patinated steel with forced surface corrosion, used for its appearance and resistance to atmospheric conditions, in architecture, construction and art mainly in outdoor sculpture.

Raw materials have always been appreciated by architects.

The Corten, which has the appearance of a rusty steel, but without degrading, enhances its environment. In addition, its ocher color gives beautiful colorations when lit by the setting sun.

In the case of the Soulages Museum, “The Corten steel whose patina bears the mark of time fits perfectly into the plant environment of the park. It is not an inert and sanitized material. Moreover, its chromaticism is reminiscent of the pink sandstone of Rodez “, explained RCR architects in 2008. The nuances of this steel also evoke the work of Pierre Soulages.

Near us, OSI Design, in Vauvert, one of our partners, has become a master in the use of Corten, especially for the creation of his flower boxes. Benoit Gillet architect, in Calvisson, also uses Corten steel,  (gates, facade cladding, footbridge, landscaping, staircase …).

We like corten steel