On June 7 2019, PIA Automation openend their new plant in Bad Neustadt. A key visual aspect of the new building complex is the branded printed facade printed on Serge Ferrari’s Frontside View 381 mesh. A 1.000 square meter frontage, completely printed in PIA Automation’s identity and corporate light grey background that will be visible from a huge distance.
The printed facade membrane provides solar protection for the building, favouring energy savings and reducing operating costs. It also ensures the privacy of the occupants of the premises, while maintaining a good vision to the outside. The printed facade became a real communication tool situated highlighting the brand.
Clearly it is important to keep the corporate colors the same over years to come without the attachment of dirt to the canvas or the forming of mold. For this reason EPS systems chose Printable to print the Serge Ferrari Frontside View 381 textile with our unique printing and PU coating technique. This gives the complete textile its hard wearing protection against the weather, dust, algae and UV radiation, ensuring to maintain its great appearance for over 10 years.
The headquarters of the PIA Corporation
Bad Neustadt is where the innovative ideas for the group are formed. Bad Neustadt an der Saale is located at the foot of the Rhoen in the middle of Germany and is the headquarters for the entire PIA group. The branch specializes in working with explosive materials, and emphasis is on automotive safety, ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems), battery installation and management, and measurements and testing technology.
Project PIA Automation
Location DE 97616 Bad Neustadt
Substrate Serge Ferrari Frontside View 381
Quantity 1030 m2
Installer EPS Systems
The central station of the city of Almere is one of the main stations of the region and will become even more important in the coming years. The current station was completed in 1987 and looks outdated and stale. The first initiatives for renovation had been taken this offered great opportunity to add ambiance and design to the new building, which will be renovated step by step, becoming the greenest station of the Netherlands at its completion. Printable delivered the robust printed textile.
Schüco produces high end solutions for windows, doors and façades around te globe. For their head office in Germany, Printable printed the substrate for the textile façade mounted on their “FACID” façade system. The result is not only an eye catching facelift of their office building, but also a great reference of how the FACID extrusions can be applied. To promote this system, the highest quality was demanded. Printable delivers unrivalled usp’s on printed and coated substrates.
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.
An artistic expression or sun and heat protection? Both! The Breton artist Sophie Chédeville chose a smart solution for the Communauté des communes van de regio Le Lion-d’Angers in France.
The Tour de France has started. The Grand Départ started in Brussels last weekend and was celebrated during that whole week. Printable printed the textile to create the eye-catching transformation of the 87 mtr. VRT Reyerstoren - celebrating Eddy Merckx. Of course we are happy to see that the beautiful yellow reflected on our Dutch cyclists 🙂 We wish the Tour de France a great edition!
For Soproréal, a production facility of L'Oréal, some of the outdoor machinery needed to be protected against dust and more hidden from the eye. With a subtle pattern printed on this hard-wearing textile, you would hardly notice this is a textile solution.
For the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham (NEC), Base Structures delivered a 3-Dimensional fabric facade and printed over-cladding that are part of the revitalisation and redevelopment of the centre. The new design has 37 pyramid translucent structures with specially sandwiched panels between the pyramids as a series of vibrant colour panels. These colours were carefully designed and also used in the corporate identity. Being part of the permanent installation, obviously, the perseverance of colour is very important to NEC. The unlimited 10 years warrantee ensures it will stay in perfect condition for years to come.
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.
Printable delivered the printed substrate of the textile facade for Cheops Technology located in the periphery of Bordeaux
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.
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.