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Everyone enjoys the warmth of sunshine, but it can get intense in certain climates. We want the best of both world’s; the sun, but with control of its rays. We often seek the natural shade of trees because we want to be protected, while still feeling the comforts of being outdoors. Finding material that does […]

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The first ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) canopy in Northwest China has been completed. Outstanding design was one of the main goals while planning Xi’an’s GPark Shopping Mall. The elongated honeycomb shaped cushions help this project stand apart from traditional cladding projects. The canopy includes 15,000 m2 of Vector Foiltec’s translucent Texlon® ETFE system. The covered area […]

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Stadium and arena designs have changed over the last 15 years. No matter the location around the world there are commonalities in overall design results, and they are the comfort and experience of the individuals in these stadiums. Each new stadium brings more advanced technology and more efficiencies than the last. Large stadiums are no […]



This was the first project in the Masdar Initiative’s six million square meter sustainable development that uses the traditional planning principals of a walled city, together with exciting new technologies, to achieve a zero carbon and zero waste community. Master planned by Foster + Partners, the initiative has been driven by the Abu Dhabi Future […]



We installed the Texlon® ETFE technology to the roof canopy structure of the North Terminal Interchange (NTI) train station as part of Gatwick’s North Terminal Landside Development Programme. Vector Foiltec also installed Brisé Soleil and fabric rain screens. This tiered canopy offers protection to passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal Interchange. The main tier […]

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An award winning addition to the Johannesburg skyline, Sandton City is the first project in Southern Africa to utilise Texlon® ETFE technology. Sandton City’s prolific expansion is amongst the most environmentally conscious projects in South Africa and demonstrates the revolutionary capabilities of Texlon® ETFE.   Designed by RTKL in the United Kingdom and implemented by […]

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Individual Texlon® ETFE panels can be patterned to virtually any shape or size – depending on local site conditions – to create individual and stunning venues. This feature, combined with its exceptional durability and low maintenance, made Texlon® ETFE cladding the natural choice to cover the stunning atrium at the New Campus East. The large […]

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Kalahari Aquatic Resort is one of the largest water parks in North America. The African Safari themed park contains both indoor and outdoor water attractions, including a 28,000 square foot area covered by a transparent Texlon® ETFE cladding system. The client wanted to create the warmth of the African jungle in the midst of the […]

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The prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena developed a new South Campus; with their first facility occupying the renovated Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel. The architectural firm, Daly Genik Architects, was selected to transform this complex into a new studio and gallery spaces for the school. Above the studio spaces, DGA designed three […]

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Luxury Resorts commissioned the Office of Thierry Despont and Garcia Stromberg to develop concepts for the refurbishment of the Boca Raton Resort and Club. The Palm Court lobby was transformed from a conventional thoroughfare to a light filled, multi use space. The old roof was replaced by a transparent Texlon® ETFE canopy floating above a […]