Porter Group

A multi-use shade solution.
COMPLETED November 2016
FABRIC TYPE Hiraoka Dreamface Façade Fabric

The Porter Group is New Zealand’s largest construction equipment supplier. They sell and rent heavy-duty construction vehicles in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United States.

Construction began on the new 8,000m² building for the company in Hamilton. That’s when they called Shade Systems. We looked at an innovative custom shade design for the wall of windows on the front side of the building.

Shade Systems worked closely with the architects. We produced 17 vertical panels arranged in a saw-tooth overlap configuration across the new main headquarters.

An additional function of the facades is that Porter Group can also project onto the fabric at night. Thus they can quite literally bring the building to life!

The finished building is a magnificent example of what can be achieved with fabric facade as lightweight attachments for new and existing buildings.

Building need a face-lift? Contact us today to discuss your facade options.

Gallery of Project

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