Just in time for the start of 2020, it was as good as finished, the new production hall of HP Gasser AG in Lungern, Canton Obwalden. With the Kristall 2020 production hall, the family-run company for roof window element construction and membrane construction with its attached carpentry shop was able to significantly expand its production capacity and at the same time offer its employees a better working environment.
The industrial building is impressive not only because of its size, equipment and expanded capabilities for more effective production. It is above all the external facade facing the neighbors that attracts interest and attention. On the HPG Memfas® (membrane facade), which was specially prefabricated in the company’s own plant, neighbors and interested curious people have for some time been able to view what is probably the largest photo in the canton of Obwalden.
Integration into the environment guaranteed
A deliberate decision was made to use a motif that almost completely recreates the neighbors’ now obstructed view of Lake Lunger and the surrounding mountains. The large-format print motif directly on the membrane façade is the congruent image of what was previously visible with an unobstructed view. This is eye-catching, beautiful and integrates the new production hall of HP Gasser AG completely into its surroundings.
A photo facade that makes school
The unusual facade design has already caught the eye of many. Not only because of the visually outstanding effect, but also because of the membrane facade itself. It does not obstruct the view from the hall to the outside, but with its skilful photorealistic design it offers the uncompromising and harmonious integration of an industrial building into its immediate surroundings.
This is interesting from many points of view. Because HP Gasser AG’s customers also have a tangible example right here in front of their eyes of what is possible with modern printed membrane facades. It doesn’t just have to be logos or artistic objects that make the membrane façade a real eye-catcher. Even the previous view can be recreated, at least visually. Of course, this means that many other motifs are also conceivable, turning a seemingly simple membrane facade into a veritable gem for the eye.
Just as, for example, on the new production hall of HP Gasser AG, the former view of the lake and mountains remains visible, of course under the bright blue sky of Switzerland.
What is feasible is what is conceivable
For all those who are interested in the membrane facades of HP Gasser AG, this also opens up new possibilities in the way of thinking about how a membrane facade can appear, especially on the outside. Whether photorealistic, futuristic, playful, detailed, advertising or simply in the appearance of the material, almost anything is possible.
You just have to dare to think beyond the boundaries of the known and the familiar for once and completely new possibilities arise. In conversation with the neighbors of HP Gasser AG, one thing quickly becomes clear: The new membrane façade on the Kristall 2020 production hall is a real eye-catcher and a skillful replacement for the obstructed view. Because now the hall fits perfectly into the landscape and even in gray weather the “view” of an enchantingly blue Lake Lunger with an equally blue sky is possible.