Custom Glazing Terracotta Protects
and Adds Color changing Effects to Terracotta Cladding
Paneltek and Togen has announced broad-based world availability of in-house, custom glazing for its terracotta rainscreen cladding
Glazing terracotta panel
isn’t new but many terracotta suppliers
rely on third-party providers, particularly for any sophisticated or specialty glazes.
When Togen cooperated with Paneltek, it benefited from the technical exchanges between the two parties,
which has significantly enhanced its ability to produce custom colors and glazes in a wide array of architectural options.
This innovative glazing was initially created for the terracotta façade
of Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore. The architect, ZGF, was looking for a way for the tiles to come alive in the sunlight as it moved across the building.
The effect is the changing of the color of the wall from morning to afternoon and evening—spring to fall.