Inspire and motivate healthy living
Service / Recreational
Type of Glass
The Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center on the Moraine Valley Community College campus is 113,000 square feet of exciting programs, services, and opportunity for each and every member. Increased enrollment paired with the large number of health conscious students and faculty members necessitated the construction.
The glass art façade of this new facility was created using Goldray's Digital Ceramic Printing process. The colorful mural depicting athletes in motion helps to tell the story of the purpose of this state of the art rec center at Moraine Valley College.
Our challenge was to bring life to the architect’s vision of a design that could be viewed from the exterior, without obscuring the visibility when looking out from inside the fitness center.
Glass In Action
Digital Ceramic Printing is a technology that applies ceramic ink directly onto glass in much the same way that an inkjet printer prints onto paper. This solution allows the designer to create multicolor or photographic quality images for either monolithic or laminated installations.
The number of images and multitude of colors in this design led Domenica Kemper Architects to choose the direct-to-glass digital printing process. The image was printed onto the panels which were then insulated with an interior lite for additional solar control.
The challenge with this project was the architect’s vision of a design that could be viewed from the exterior, without obscuring the visibility when looking out from inside the fitness center. Goldray was able to provide a solution to this quandary by proposing a very specific dot pattern be used when printing. This arrangement of dots allows clear vision from the inside of the building, yet providing a uniform mural like display on the outside. Patrons using the facilities in the morning are privy to a most spectacular view of the sun rising up over the image of the swimmer.
Precision Wall Systems
Craig MacGregor - MacGregor Architectural Products
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