architectural membrane association
|Category 1 - Product||1st Prize - Product of the year|
Mehler Texnologies GmbH
41836 Hueckelhoven, Germany
|TF400 Green - Façade Mesh|
Statement of the Jury
The first prize in the products category is regarded as a starting point: The jury values the first product within the textile architecture range which is made of recycled material. The mesh fabric with the working title “TF 400 Green” consists of 100 % upcycled PET bottles. With technical properties coming very close to the ones of the standard material this product could be a trendsetter for the use of more recycled material in Tensile Architecture Projects. Particularly regarding the slow successes in recycling used fabrics it is more than obvious that using recycled materials in the first place is a good means of saving resources.