Printed fabrics are a perfect solution in renovations or facelifts of stadiums, grandstand canopies, etc. Thanks to its light weight, no or only a modest construction is needed, keeping costs down. By printing, the fabrics can be produced in any desired look and feel, or even be used as promotional space to further reduce the cost of the renovation. A textbook example is the renovation of the main grandstand of Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands, to which Printable contributed.

Circuit Zandvoort – NL
Renovation main grandstand in 2020

Dutch Circuit Zandvoort underwent a large-scale upgrade in preparation for the return of Formula 1 to the Netherlands. The entire circuit was redesigned to be ready for the future. The biggest eye-catcher was the renovation of the main grandstand.

Project Description
Project Circuit Zandvoort renovation
Location NL-2041KP Zandvoort
Substrate Sattler 648 Polyplan
Quantity 1930 m2
Contractor Poly-Ned

The upgrade was needed urgently. The once so prestigious circuit did no longer meet the current standards to host F1 races and to be able to shelter the 315,000 visitors that come with it.

In case of the main grandstand this was literally the case.The wooden roof was outdated and due to the weather and wind along the Dutch coast no longer waterproof and rusty. All in all, certainly not a showpiece for the circuit. The roof needed a cost-effective facelift, for which Poly-Ned was contracted.

The solution was found in installing a lightweight construction against the old trusses, between which fabric panels were stretched. By printing these panels, 1900m2 of promotional space was created at the most visible spot of the track.

Poly-Ned approached Printable for the printed fabric. Our expertise was of great value in providing a print with exact matching of the desired color of the sponsor statement. And because we enhance the prints with a unique PU coating, we were able to give a 10-year unlimited warranty on the preservation of this color, as well as on the weather resitancy, which was no luxury considering the location on the coast.

For the installation Poly-Ned used the services of APR-Projects. They took care of the entire on-site renovation, resulting in a great eye-catcher that is now seen by more than 100 million viewers to the Formula 1 race that, after 36 years of absence, is now back in the Netherlands.

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