November 2016
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Hiraoka Dreamface Façade Fabric

Porter Group

A multi-use shade solution

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

When construction began on the new 8,000m² building for the company in Hamilton, Shade Systems were called to look at an innovative shade solution for the wall of windows on the front side of the building.

Working closely with the architects, the team at Shade Systems 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, quite literally bringing 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.