CORTEN steel is also commonly used in sculpture. One reason why the material is so popular with artists, sculptors and fabricators is because like marble or cast metals it looks very strong creating another dimension to the art. It is also much more affordable than cast bronze or marble blocks. When CORTEN is paired with the technology of laser cutting you have the ability to make affordable sculpture and structures of all different shapes and sizes.
CORTEN is commonly used as an external cladding system for large and small, private and public buildings. This generally, is a purely aesthetic application of the Corten material. Using CORTEN in this way can give the building a very industrial feel, which is a common trend in modern architecture. The beauty of CORTEN as an architectural material is that you can cut and shape it in so many different ways while still maintaining its strength and rigidity.