Case Studies

Read our case studies to discover how our solutions have been applied and how they could be the perfect solution for you.

MEGA Silk Way shopping centre, Astana, Kazakhstan

The central roof elements of the internal and external facades of about 20 thousand square meters are made from Atex® textile membrane produced by the Valmiera Glass Group company Valmiera Glass UK Ltd.Read Case Study

The Cloud, Rome, Italy

Atex® textile membrane produced by Valmiera Glass UK Ltd. has been used in the construction of the new conference centre in Rome designed by Massimiliano Fuksas. The conference centre resembles a giant rectangular glass box, which includes an audience room – an unusually shaped structure made of steel frame, covered with the silicone glass fibre textile membrane Atex® coating manufactured by Valmiera Glass UK Ltd. Due to its innovative form the centre is now called “La Nuvola” or the Cloud, and the Atex® 2000 TRL WS14 textile membrane of 24,000 square meters was used for its design.Read Case Study

Wolkenhain observation tower, Berlin, Germany

The beautiful and unusual Wolkenhain observation tower has been erected in Berlin, built using Atex® 3000 TRL textile membrane made by Valmiera Glass UK Ltd.Read Case Study

Outside canopy, Shopping Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

The canopy of the outside children’s play area at White Rose Shopping Centre is a cone-shaped baldachin roof made of Atex® 5000 TRL textile membrane. The main condition for the project was light transmission of the roof, which has been achieved with a transparent silicone coating of the Atex® membrane. Material: Atex® 5000 TRL Material area: 400m2 Contractor: Base Structures UK Architect: LDA Design Consulting Ltd. Project year: 2017Read Case Study

Vodafone Arena, Istanbul, Turkey

The roof of the new Vodafone Arena stadium, the home field of the Istanbul football club Besiktas J.K., is made of Atex® membrane. The Vodafone Arena is the first stadium in the world with the Atex® membrane, a glass fibre membrane coated with silicone, manufactured by Valmiera Glass UK Ltd.Read Case Study

Sigmaringer Bltenzauber outdoor canopy, Sigmaringen, Germany

Sigmaringer Blütenzauber outdoor canopy – an efficient and at the same time environment-friendly roof system uniting a unique combination of wood and the textile membrane Atex® 4000 TRL, which is an industrially fully recyclable material. The project was created in 2015 as a temporary installation. In addition to the green characteristics of Atex®, the project implementers valued the translucency of this textile material and its top-class resistance to weather. Read Case Study

Light system solution in EE office, Darlington, Great Britain

The office building of Great Britain’s mobile phone operator EE now features a beautiful textile object in its interior design: a light system, or a functional ceiling solution, which serves as light and sound control mechanism and ensures more efficient light diffusion over the room, thus avoiding glaring and blinding light and securing better acoustic effects.Read Case Study

Railway station Gmunden, Gmunden, Austria

About 1200 m2 of Atex® 4000 TRL were installed in the roof of a railway station in Gmunden, Austria. This project was unveiled in December 2015; its implementer was the enterprise seele cover GmbH (Obing, Germany). Atex® gave the roof of Gmunden railway station an effect of translucency while at the same time maintaining its stability, and the achieved overall effect of Gmunden station is marvellous.Read Case Study

Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport

Valmiera Glass UK Ltd produced textile-membrane Atex® fabrics has been extensively used in the ceiling panels of the new Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport covering about 50 000 square meters of space.Read Case Study

Piazza Candiani - IMG Cinema Mestre-Venezia

Valmiera Glass UK Ltd produced fibre glass textile membrane Atex® 3000 TRL has been widely used in the newly built Piazza Candiani culture centre in in Mestre Region of Venice. Mestre is the center and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, part of the territory of the city of Venice.Read Case Study

Project B10 - the first active house anywhere in the world

The research project named „B10”, abbreviated from the address Bruckmannweg 10, is the first active house anywhere in the world that can be recycled a 100%. In this project is used Atex® Mesh 800.Read Case Study

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK

A dramatic and stunning project was designed by Zaha Hadid highlighting fabric as the design and build material of this century.Read Case Study

Splash e Spa Tamaro, Rivera, Switzerland

The Splash & Spa Tamaro water park is at the foot of Monte Tamaro in Rivera, Switzerland. The project is comprised of three dome-like structures, all with a white exterior and various sizes attracting the attention through their imposing presence.Read Case Study

Palazzo Caraccialo, Naples, Italy

In the historic building "Palazzo Caraccialo" outdoor shading canopy is made of Atex® 3000 TRL.Read Case Study

Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Spain

Spanish studio Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos has created an arts centre Medialab-Prado in Madrid. In this centre all the inside panels were made from Atex® 3000 TRL. Atex® provides a light and combines optic and function.Read Case Study

Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg, France

The Zenith Music Hall, Strasbourg - designed by architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas.Read Case Study

Montreux Car Park, Switzerland

The installation, a 1,700 square metre fabric cover for a parking structure at the Montreux, Switzerland, rail station. And the fabric chosen for this heavyweight project - Atex® 5000 Aero fibreglass membrane.Read Case Study

Bangkok International Airport, Thailand

The Airport constructions (facade cladding, ceiling structures) of Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is made of Atex® 2500.Read Case Study

Frank Kim Residence, Los Angeles, United States

Designed by B+U, this exterior canopy addition to a residence in Pasadena is comprised of a steel frame and resin coated translucent glass fibre fabric Atex®.Read Case Study

Berlin Airport GADGET

"Gadget" – the pearl necdklace around the jetway for the Airbus A380Read Case Study

Shanghai Expo, Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Expo building - UBPA B3-2 Pavillion was designed by architects Studio Archea.Read Case Study

Sedus Stoll, Dogern, Germany

The Sedus Stoll facade was constructed using Atex® Mesh 800.Read Case Study

Pneumatic Dome, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

Atex® 2000 TRL is used as the inside layer of Pneumatic Dome, made in 2008 by fabricator Koch Membranen.Read Case Study

Cottenham Village College

Cottenham Village College (Cambridgeshire, England) is constructed by Architen Landrell using the Atex® 3000TRL.Read Case Study

Beccles Church, Suffolk, England

A twin cone structure within this church setting provided an interesting and attractive roof lining using a silicone glass cloth material Atex®.Read Case Study

Chateau de Penthes

Chateau de Penthes is designed by architect Blue Office, using Atex® 3000 TRL.Read Case Study

Fuel Cell

The roof of Fuel Cell is made of Atex® 3000 Silver by fabricator Foiltec / Koch Membranen.Read Case Study

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is one of the first projects, where is used Atex® and still nowadays looks impressive. Made in 1987.Read Case Study

Architects Office

Architects Office is made by recognizable Sarah Wigglesworth Architects in 2006, using Atex® 3000 Silver Aero.Read Case Study