In the heart of Brickell, one of Downtown Miami’s most popular neighborhoods, you will find the Novotel Miami Brickell. In early 2021 this hotel was completely renovated, and the rooftop deck with swimming pool, lounge, and pool bar got a stunning new look. Printable Technical Textiles was asked to print the fabric for the sunshade roofing of the rooftop bar with its renowned SolidskinTec printing process.

We were approached by our partner ShadeFLA because of the challenges involved in this project. First of all, the color retention of the printed sunshade roofing was an important issue. Given the sunny climate in South Florida, the risk of quick fading of colors is very high. Because of the enhanced resistance to UV radiation through our SolidskinTec printing process, we were able to offer an unlimited 10-year warranty.

Another challenge was the chosen design. During the complete renovation of the hotel, a uniform color scheme was chosen that is repeated in all elements. Therefore, the sunshade roofing design had to 100% blend in with the colors of the walls, furniture, etc. This was no problem for us, and the first print samples were instantly approved.

ShadeFLA is a specialist in shade structure design and luxury outdoor living. From their Miami office, they offer design and installation services throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Central America.

Manhattan-based design studio BHDM is the creator of the new style for the Novotel Miami Brickell hotel. The design is inspired by the natural elements of the Miami coast.

 

Project Description
Project Novotel Miami Rooftop Bar
Location USA-33129 Miami
Substrate Serge Ferrari Flexlight Perform 502S2
Quantity 75 m2
Year 2021
Contractor ShadeFLA

Sunshade roofing
Sunshade roof
Sunshade roofing

Technical textiles are a perfect solution when renovating or facelifting stadium and grandstand canopies. By adding print, the textile can be produced in any desired look and feel or even used as promotional space to further reduce renovation costs. A textbook example is the renovation of the main grandstand of Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands, to which Printable Technical Textiles contributed by printing the textile with SolidskinTec.

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. An important eye-catcher was the renovation of the main grandstand, including a brand new fabric roof.

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 be able to shelter the 315,000 visitors that come with it. In the case of the main grandstand, the canopy 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 tensioning lightweight fabric panels against the old beams. By printing these panels, 1900 m2 of promotional space was created at the most visible spot of the track.

Fabric roofs

Poly-Ned approached Printable Technical Textiles for our SolidskinTec printing process that enhances textiles with protective and dirt-repellent properties. 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 our unique polyurethane varnish, we were able to offer a 10-year unlimited warranty on the preservation of appearance and weather resistance, which was no luxury considering the location on the coast.

For the installation of the fabric roofs, 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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The open-air theater is located in the middle of a park. Therefore, the architect decided to extend the natural surroundings under the tensile roofing using print. Poly-Ned approached Printable Technical Textiles to print the leaf pattern on the specially prepared technical textiles used for this project. We protected these with our unique SolidskinTec polyurethane fusion, so the prints are guaranteed to remain colorfast and dirt-resistant for 10 years. If you look closely, you will also discover various quotes from creative minds from the Dutch theater history among the printed leaves, an excellent addition to the Tensile roofing that completes the picture.

Printable Technical Textiles offers a second-to-none durable printing solution on technical textiles used for tensile roofing. Architects and builders are becoming increasingly creative with customized designs for stunning tensile structures and fabric roofs. Beautiful and unique, these impressive solutions are surprisingly easy to create. Our 10 year warranty on appearance, plus the complete creative freedom in design, opens doors for a new generation of tensile structures.

Project Description
Project Open Air Theater
Location NL-6444AT Brunssum
Substrate Sattler 641 Complan D
Quantity 600 m2
Year 2021
Contractor Poly-Ned

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This terrace canopy was designed for a private villa in Jeddah, the unique feature of this triple cone tensile fabric structure is the printed graphic on the underside. The 2D Arabic graphic had to be distorted with specialist software and overlaid onto the 3D conical form of the membrane. Each PVC coated polyester panel was then printed with our SolidskinTec printing process and then assembled in Bristol by Base Structures. Careful detailing of the graphic at the overlapping seams ensured the overall pattern lined through from panel to panel.

The quality of the light diffusing through the printed graphic and colourful geometric border provides a dramatic contribution to this high quality development. Our unrivalled coating makes the shades durable for more than 10 years against the harsh Middle East sun.

Project Description

Project Private Villa Jeddah
Location SA-21577 Jeddah
Substrate Sioen T 3117 T (type III)
Quantity 276m2
Year 2016
Installer Base Structures UK

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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.

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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

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