Create values for generations with RHEINZINK

True sustainability is always a long-distance run. The search for truly durable products and excellent quality has developed in recent years as a counter-trend to the throwaway society. Which material could be more in line with these basic values than zinc?

A lot will change in 50, 100 or even 200 years. Throughout the life of the building material, RHEINZINK architectural zinc remains what it is. Except that every year, the aesthetic quality improves.

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Naturally protected

Architectural zinc interacts with the elements - with the sun, the rain and the air we breathe. In the course of time, the natural weathering process forms a matte grey protective layer, which we call the patina. Over the lifetime of the building material, it gives it its aesthetically valuable shades and colors. Above all, it provides lasting protection against weathering and corrosion.

Self-healing and practically maintenance-free

The unique patina allows any scratches to disappear by themselves during the life of the building material. A bit like human skin. It naturally compensates for any scratches and thus ensures that the material is almost maintenance-free.

Architectural zinc has several lives

Read how parts of a 30-year-old roofing in Finland got a new life in Sweden, thanks to RHEINZINK. 




Innovation and recyclability at the Innovation Park site.

RAD Building, University of Nottingham, Great Britain.


A celebration of the cradle-to-cradle principle.

Hotel BOAT&CO, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


High art with historic structure.

Karlsruhe city archive, Karlsruhe, Germany.


Exceptional expression of a cultural heritage

Mountain Cultural Tourism Zone, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China.