The new bus terminal at Zwolle train station is adorned with a beautifully printed fabric roof. The print is created using the latest photo and print techniques and protected with a unique coating. The canvas, with a total weight of 900 kg, is printed and attached to the steel construction of the hood of 70 x 13 meters. The project was created in close cooperation with Buitink Technology.

Outside in

The design on the inside is used creatively to enhance the visitor experience. At the same time, the outside is kept white to reflect the sunlight and regulate the temperature underneath. The benefits are clear: The fabrics can be printed in any design or color, ensuring each application is a unique creation.

Printed fabric

Printable Technical Textiles was selected for the project because of our dedicated technologies, which have been developed for optimal print quality and unrivaled image preservation. Our unique printing techniques deliver a varnishing effect to the print and textile, creating vibrant colors and deep blacks. More importantly, our coating enables us to provide a 10-year unlimited warranty on this printed fabric roof, unprecedented in the world for printed architectural fabrics.

About the design

Three artists (Melle Mijnhardt, Tamme de Boer and Stefan Alberts) were selected to picture the city of Zwolle onto the canvas. Their images were photographed and prepared for print. Passengers arriving by train will not miss this feature, as they walk out of the train tunnel towards the busses and the city. The bus terminal only handles about 1.800 busses a day.

Project description

Project Busterminal
Location NL-8017JG Zwolle
Substrate Serge Ferrari 902S2 (type II)
Quantity 1000m2
Year 2018
Installer Buitink Technology

Printed fabric roof
Tensile roof - Printable - textile roof
Tensile roof - Printable - textile roof
Textile roof - Printable
Printed fabric roof
Printed fabric roof