EK3 Shopping Center

Glass Façade Digital Printed in a Shopping Center in Germany

 

COMPLETED
2012
 
PRINTED AREA
1,050 sqm /11,300 sqf
 
NUMBER OF PANELS
180
 
COLORS
digital mix
 
GLASS TYPE
insulating glass TG-THERM® with sun protection coating and digital printing TG-PRINTdigital
 

Project Partners

GLASS PROCESSOR
Thiele Glas

ARCHITECT
bob-architektur BDA

PHOTOGRAPHER
Rohl Fotographie

MEDIA
ArchDaily 12/8/2014

The façade and roof of the EK3 Shopping Center were printed with digital ceramic glass. The Oak trees in the courtyard give the appearance of spreading their leaves onto the sloping façade and glass roof.  The printed glass design extends to the parking level and adjoining atrium and functions as guide for visitors, directing them to the mall. Bob-architektur BDA and Thiele Glas achieved precise contouring between the printed glass panels, creating a smooth transition between the panes.