This facade was installed in 2014 and these shots were made in 2018. The facade textile is characterised by its printed surface. Printed on-demand, our substrates achieve the best hard-wearing resistance combined with freedom of choice in design and ideas this is the reason The Ateliers Jean Nouvel and MDW architecture chose for our product.
The Ateliers Jean Nouvel and MDW architecture project was chosen in 2011 as the result of an international competition. Its goal is to create a public and agreeable image of the police while giving the city a new urban landmark. In Charleroi they have built a new police headquarters and extended the Charleroi Danses buildings.
The main feature of the site is a large number of 19th century buildings : the Defeld cavalry barracks until now occupied by the gendarmerie, and its old cavalry training ring used by Charleroi Danses, the Choreography Centre for the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
The old cavalry training ring called ‘Les Écuries’ houses the Choreography centre for the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Charleroi Danses. This space is inhabited by a ‘village’ atmosphere created by a succession of small brick buildings linked by interior paths. The human dimension and the ‘village’ atmosphere that encourages conviviality have been kept and strengthened by new small buildings similar to the existing ones and spread along the inner pathways.
The two dance studios have been built on the rear part of the site in a separate building that is part of the ‘village’. It has a twin sloping roof. Natural light pours in through large bays of windows in its facades. It is all covered by a micro-perforated fabric on which a photomontage of shows produced by Charleroi Danses has been printed to remind of the creative function of this area.
Project Charleroi Danse Theatre
Location BE-6000 Charleroi
Substrate Serge Ferrari FT371
Installer S.A. Schreiber
Parking garages are enormous buildings that are being build in an efficient way and with low cost structures in mind. Often placed in central areas in town, architects are struggling to balance cost against the appearance of the construction from the street. More and more we see that printed tensile structures deliver a solution for this dilemma.
AD Delhaize in Merelbeke (Belgium) is a nice reference regarding the use of architectural substrates that are needed in custom solid colors (with additional graphics if needed). Our on demand printing technique enables us to match any desired color, e.g. RAL colors, quickly produced and for any quantity without restrictions.
Printable offers an answer for architectural substrates that are needed in custom solid colors. Our on demand printing technique enables us to match any desired color, e.g. RAL colors, quickly produced and for any quantity without restrictions.
Partners HealthCare is a Boston-based non-profit hospital and physicians network that includes Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, two of the nation's most prestigious teaching institutions. After many years of being scattered across more than a dozen offices in and around Boston, Partners HealthCare’s administrative employees are coming together under one roof and that needed a huge parking garage. Printable was asked to deliver the printed substrate for the facade based on the proof of durability on image and resistance to extreme weather conditions.
Château de la Barbinière in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre is where design and refinement meet in an unspoilt countryside. The park of 13 hectares deploys its architecture in a natural and calm environment. Attached to the main building, ACS Production made this expansion with a textile facade. The design is in line with its surrounding. It is a clever solution to hide the technical/work area to visitors and keep the area looking pristine.
The new bus terminal at Zwolle train station is adorned with a beautiful sun sail, even if in the wet climate of the Netherlands one would probably say weather sail. The canvas is 70 x 13 meters. The canvas' decoration is created making use of the latest photo and print techniques and protected with a unique coating. Printable was selected for the project because of our dedicated technologies, which have been developed for optimal print-quality and an unrivalled preservation of the image.
Printable delivered the printed substrate of the textile facade for Cheops Technology located in the periphery of Bordeaux
A good example of our façade fabric. The Sense City climate chamber @ Université Paris-Est. Sense-City is a climate chamber that can cover two 400m² areas. On each of these areas, a portion of territory is built on, called a Mini-City, equipped with many sensors to study the performance of facilities and urban materials, monitor the city of tomorrow by sending appropriate information, study air, water and soil pollution
The KU13-Store in Kulmbach opened in September 2018. Printed on our open weave substrates. This interior lights create a playful mix with the graphic designs on the textile facade.
We love this design of the facade of this school (Ecole Cour Lorraine) in Mulhouse France. The building has been fitted with our mesh fabric with a custom design printed on it. The textile facade blocks the sunlight and controls the climate inside without obstructing the view outwards. For more examples and information about our 10 year warranty on appearance.
The Fricke - Saphir Building in Bockel, Germany was renewed in 2013 and holds a retail shop for their products. The vulnerability and the exposure to nature were key in this project. Long time relationships between printer, confectioner and producer of the technical textile, lead to the right solution.
A surprising application of our robust textile substrates: the Casino Pleinair in La Ciotat near Marseille. This outdoor casino has amusing roofs that look like casino tokens. The roofs are printed on a closed substrate and coated. Our unique coating is able to resist the Southern France UV radiance without discolouring for more than 10 years.
We can hardly think of a better reference than being selected for our textiles for facade architecture of the Cité internationale de la tapisserie (Museum of Aubusson tapestry). Located halfway between Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges, this major centre for artistic craft and a skill dating back to the Middle Ages, the Aubusson tapestry was listed as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Poligenius Private Schule. Printable delivered the substrate for the sports hall of the Poligenius Private Schule. A prefabricated timber construction hall with all the advantages of the material: constructive, sustainable, economical, precise and lightweight. The light facade construction has a subtle pattern in the bright energetic green and text printed on the substrate. Overall the facade gives a powerful and pleasant appearance.