Façades and cladding

Stainless steel is the perfect façade and cladding material

Make a statement with stainless steel

Chrysler Building, Petronas Towers, One Canada Square, Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Ping An Financial Center. What do these landmarks around the world have in common?

Outokumpu stainless steel façades and cladding.

Aesthetically versatile, sustainable, and durable – stainless steel is the ideal façade and cladding material.

Download our Architect’s Façade Design Guide to discover how to design stunning timeless façades with Outokumpu's sustainable stainless steel.
Landmark buildings and bridges make a statement. When they're built with stainless steel, that statement reflects an enduring legacy of timeless beauty, exceptional strength, and unmatched durability.
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Material beyond aesthetics.

Support your design and planet equally by using Circle Green stainless steel with the world's smallest carbon footprint.

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Three reasons to choose stainless steel for your façade design

Sustainable and green

Made from 90% recycled materials and 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle, Outokumpu’s stainless steel is ideal for building sustainably.

To make sustainability reporting transparent on we also provide a product-specific carbon footprint  for our products.

With the Outokumpu Circle Green product line, we have gone even further. Its carbon footprint is 92% lower than the rest of the industry average.,

Stunning and timeless

Stainless steel is a durable, yet versatile material that can be processed to form architectural structures in a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, and finishes – both indoors and outdoors.

Durable and versatile

Stainless steel reflects its surroundings, allowing the façade to adapt to the environment around it.

With stainless steel, you can create stunning and timeless façades that will keep their appearance for decades, with minimal maintenance.

Certified sustainable façade architecture - gain LEED points with Outokumpu stainless steel

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, which is why our goal is to reduce emissions through the whole production chain including scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the international Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, as much as possible. Outokumpu is the only stainless steel producer to have its climate targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). 

But we’re not stopping there.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely- used green building rating system, developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). 

LEED certification standards apply to buildings that achieve high energy efficiency and use sustainable materials. The sustainable characteristics of Outokumpu stainless steel, such as high recycled content and long service life, are rewarded in this system. 

We offer LEED documentation for our products, which means that designers who select Outokumpu stainless steel can gain LEED points for their buildings. 

We also offer quantitative and verified information on the environmental impact of our main products for the architecture, building and construction in the form of environmental product declarations (EPDs). They provide independently -certified data so that architects can calculate the carbon footprint of their buildings. 

As the first stainless steel producer in the world, we also provide product-specific carbon footprint information to simplify your sustainability calculations.

Versatile cladding and façades with stainless steel

Applications and uses

  • Innovative exterior cladding
  • Frame structures for canopies and balconies
  • Glass façade frame structures
  • Nets in varying thicknesses for supplementary structures and balustrades

Performance and possibilities

  • Durable and corrosion resistant
  • Long lifespan with low life-cycle costs
  • The sustainable choice: Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and product-specific carbon footprint calculations available for all product forms
  • Wide range of aesthetically pleasing surface finishes
  • Finishes that can improve a building’s solar reflective index and energy absorption
  • The best aesthetic experience that reflects the weather conditions

Stainless steel products suited for façade design

Get to know our façade-oriented product range and find the right surface finish for your design from our Deco comparison tool. 

Outokumpu Circle Green

Case examples from around the world


A new sustainability advantage for architectural facades


Specifying sustainable stainless steel for facades

Case Plaza Tower Costa Mesa

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Case New York Edge Hudson yards

Stainless steel façade for New York’s Edge observation deck

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Making of Deco Laser for One World Trade Center

Outokumpu's guide for architects

Download our Façade Design Guide

Are you looking for a durable yet versatile material that can be processed to form architectural structures in a variety of shapes and sizes? Download our Façade Design Guide and discover how to design stunning timeless façades with stainless steel.

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Pdf sample booklet

Download our Deco sample booklet

Would you like to study 27 of Outokumpu’s special surface finishes in detail? Click below to order our Deco sample booklet pdf.


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