Sainsbury's Whitechapel

Printed TEXO Fabric Cladding

Project Outline

As the second project for Sainsburys, printed TEXO fabric cladding has proved popular with the client, not only for the impressive speed of installation due to off site assembly, but also the ability to customize the fabric cladding with architectural graphics.

 

Sainsbury's Whitechapel

Our Solution

Working for our partners, Aura Custom, we utilised our inhouse wide format UV printers to print 119 tensile fabric panels. The design by Unit Architects consisted of an overcladding using steel reinforced pvc/polyester mesh tensioned onto TEXO frames developed by Italian company Tensoforma. 

 

Results

Covering a total of 2,000 m2 the graphic panels are used as fabric cladding to a car park as well as being carried over into the cladding of the supermarket itself.

Printed mesh fabric cladding using the TEXO system for Sainsbury's
Printed mesh fabric cladding using the TEXO system for Sainsbury's

Project Summary

Client
Sainsburys
Location
Whitechapel, London
Date
2010
Architect
Unit Architects
Contractor
Aura Custom
Fabric
PVC Mesh
Product
Fabric Cladding
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance