Green Stuff

Green Stuff

Postby GrahamH » Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:48 am

Does anyone know what a new green material is that's being used to clad at least three Dublin buildings of late?

The most well known is Clery's new facade on North Earl St, where it is being used to surround their new window extention.

Its also in use on a new building on Amiens St, as well a a building way down the quays near the Civic Offices.

Its most unusual and looks exactly like oxidised copper - just a bit darker - and has appeared in the city so suddenly, literally in the past few weeks.
Its quite striking on the Clerys extention - contrasting with the brown brick and the sleek new glass.
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Postby StephenC » Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:43 pm

I thought it was copper plating as well. The extension to DIT Cathal Brugha St also has this type of material. It looks good doesnt it...
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Postby GrahamH » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:21 pm

It takes about 20-30 years though for it to turn green though dosn't it?
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Postby sw101 » Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:28 pm

Factory oxidised maybe? you can do it in a bath with some special electrolyte . its like electroplating rust from the inside out.
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Postby Zap » Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:03 pm

It doesn't take that long I think - certainly within a year or two the cooper will have oxidised.

I was in Ottawa in 1997 when the Parliament Building there was being re-roofed with a new copper roof. They used horse urine to haste the oxidation process to turn the copper green to match the appearance of the building with the old roof.
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:20 am

Best use for Budweiser I've ever heard of.
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