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

Visitors of the Brunssum Open Air Theater in the south of the Netherlands enjoy the brand new Tensile roof of the theater, which APR Projects installed on behalf of Poly-Ned. Local architect Ivo Rosbeek designed the structure, where integration with the environment was essential.

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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For Base Structures UK we have produced these unique sunshades for a private residence in the Middle East.

In this production the print design is on the inside of the textile to create a unique experience and carry the interior design from the villa out onto the terraces on the outside. The outside of the textile is left white to reflect the sun and keep the terrace cool.

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

Shade Sails
Shade sails - Printable

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Location F-85290 Saint-Laurent-sur- Sèvre
Substrate Sioen T 2302 FE
Quantity 400 m2
Year 2017
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Project Description

Project Charleroi Danse Theatre
Location BE-6000 Charleroi
Substrate Serge Ferrari FT371
Quantity 2000m2
Year 2014
Installer S.A. Schreiber

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Tapestry traditions influence a striped façade for a re-used building

The centre occupies the former National School of Decorative Art, which was built in the late 1960s. «The €8.5 million renovation project involved the aim to give a ‘new visibility’ to Aubusson’s heritage», says Nelly Breton of Paris-based Terreneuve. «All the ingredients were there to do something directly related to the image of tapestry», she continues, «adding that the designers had a ‘moral obligation’ to insulate the façade, originally constructed with the use of asbestos». Within its slatted ‘cage’ of timber – made from Douglas firs grown locally in Limousin – the striped fabric skin incorporates a solar filter that protects the tapestries inside the building. The fabric’s pale-grey inner surface shields the interior from the sun.

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The project fits like a glove for our printed facade textiles

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

Project description 

Project Cité internationale de la tapisserie
Location F-23200 Aubusson
Substrate Serge Ferrari Frontside View 381
Quantity 1400 m2
Year 2015
Installer ACS Production
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Curtains for Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Restaurant Schillings

What can printed textile bring to interior architecture? Get inspired by the out-of-the-box thinking of the designers at Inside Outside. This interior design agency, owned by Petra Blaisse, is famous for their creative use of materials in interior design. Their preferred material to work with is soft and pliable to create movement and ever-changing effects. For the brand new build Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf, they created these beautiful custom curtains in the theatre's Restaurant Schillings.

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Tensile architecture for Otto Fuchs KG in Germany

The company Hillebrandt Stahl- und Behälterbau approached us to print this 1325 m2 tensile architecture fabric facade on Serge Ferrari’s Frontside View 381 mesh with our unique SolidskinTec print en polyurethane fusion process. SolidskinTec makes the print and textile resistant to weather influences such as UV radiation, wind, and rain.

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Textile facade for PIA Automation Headquarters

PIA Automation opened their new plant in Bad Neustadt. A key visual aspect of the new building complex is the branded facade. The frontage showing the corporate identity and slogan 'We Automate Your World' on an 1.000 square meter mesh material that will be visible from a huge distance.

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Facade cladding for NEC Birmingham

For the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham (NEC), Base Structures delivered a 3-Dimensional fabric facade cladding and printed over-cladding that are part of the revitalization and redevelopment of the center. The new design has 37 translucent pyramid structures with especially sandwiched panels between the pyramids as a series of vibrant color panels. These colors were carefully designed and also used in the corporate identity. As part of the permanent installation, the perseverance of color is essential to NEC. The unlimited 10 years warranty ensures it will stay in perfect condition for years to come.

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Parking textile facade for City-parkhaus Delmenhorst

Parking garages are enormous buildings built efficiently and with low-cost structures in mind. Often placed in central areas in town, architects struggle to balance cost against the appearance of the construction from the street. More and more, we see that parking textile facade structures solve this dilemma.

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Almere Centrum Railway Station

The central railway station of the city of Almere is one of the main hubs of the region. It will become even more important in the coming years, as Almere is growing and the regional public transport will be extended. ProRail contracted Buitink Technology to replace a great part of the hood with printed textiles. Printable Technical Textiles was asked by Buitink Technology to produce the printed textiles for this project.

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Textile facade branding for AD Delhaize, Merelbeke

AD Delhaize in Merelbeke (Belgium) is an excellent reference regarding the use of architectural substrates for textile facade branding that are needed in custom solid colors (with additional graphics if required). Our on-demand printing technique enables us to match any desired color, e.g., RAL colors, quickly produced and for any quantity without restrictions.

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Technical textiles printed in RAL colors

Printable Technical Textiles offers an answer for architectural substrates 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.

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Large format banners for Partners Healthcare Parking Garage

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 Technical Textiles was asked to deliver the large format banners for the facade based on the proof of durability in appearance and resistance to extreme weather conditions.

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Textile facade for Chateau de la Barbinière

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.

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Facade architecture for Cheops Technology

Printable Technical Textiles delivered the printed substrate of the textile facade for Cheops Technology located in the periphery of Bordeaux

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Textile Architecture for Charleroi Danse Theatre

The Charleroi Danse Theatre was installed in 2014 and these shots were made in 2018. The facade architecture 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 membrame.

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Building wrap - Sense City

A good example of our facade 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

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Textile facade for Fricke and Saphir

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.

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