Ceramic Façades

Custom façades out of 3d tiles

Transfer your traditional stone façades of brick, clay brick or plates to the third dimension – with m&r ceramic. The team at m&r Manufaktur GmbH is available to architects, planners and façade constructors in all phases of development as a competent partner.

  • Design of the façade tiles and fixing solution
  • Support with the tendering process for the building envelope
  • Manufacturing and delivery of the customized 3d façades

We produce architectural ceramics on an area of over 6,000 square meters, mainly by hand. In addition to all common shaping processes, the manufactory also offers a special feature: With our ceramic printing techniques we offer the option of putting images and effects on the tiles – on flat and on three-dimensional shapes.

For further details on production capacities and façade planning process please contact us directly. We look forward to speaking to you.

References of custom ceramic façades

A new three-dimensional roof for the Museum of Culture in Basle

These tiles for the Museum of Culture in Basle give a good impression of the effects that are possible with architectural ceramics. Singularly unremarkable they develop in their contact with light and this concentrates all their strength. The design comes from the architects, Herzog & de Meuron in Basle/Proplaning AG. In order to support the new roof a special substructure system has been built. The special framework functions with a double-layered composite slab as a static unit. It was, so to say, set up on the existing walls like a new attic floor. This is not visible to the visitors – the complex special frameworks perform their service discreetly under the covering. But it is directly hereby that the project shows the strength of the steel construction, for the realisation of complex, light geometric shapes. The project received special recognition in the course of the PriexAcier 2011. The 3d tiles were produced on behalf of AGROB BUCHTAL.

© zpf Ingenieure

Cult building with new 3d façade

Architects Christensen & Co. have redesigned the K.B. hall in Copenhagen: a combination of large-format 3d ceramic tiles and flat terracotta panels. m&r Manufaktur developed and manufactured the shaped elements on behalf of NBK Architectural Terracotta.

© martin schubert

In the third dimension: new church being built in the parish of St. Michael in Poing

At last it’s happening: The Catholic church association in Poing in Bavaria is getting a new house of God. And not just any one! The second church of the parish, in the Upper Bavaria district of Ebersberg, is receiving a sculptural façade of 3d terracotta tiles. The design was created by meck architekten, Munich. The quadratic tiles consist of four levels. Three of these levels are raised in the shape of a pyramid and point upwards in different sizes. This gives the façade special depth. In 2016 we startet delivering the first part of the total 2,200 m2 3d façade. The sub-construction has been carried out by Degen + Rogowski Fassadentechnik.

A triad of living, shopping and encounters

The design by MÜLLER SIGRIST Architekten in Zurich has been implemented: “One square, two new buildings and three height accents” is the concept for the new centre in Steinhausen, CH. The number 3 also plays a role in the content plan and project name. It’s about triad – triad of living, shopping and encounter. The community hall is clad in a ceramic façade of geometric 3d tiles. They were made of handcrafted architectural ceramics and finished with an effect glaze.

Illuminated 3d façade for the senior residence in Laufen, Switzerland

When we think of senior residences we don’t imagine the most pleasant of buildings. A lot of people associate sadness and boredom rather with these words. That is not the case for the senior residence in Laufen, for which we finished a very special 3d tile. Here one is greeted from early in the morning by a 3d façade in shining orange – this puts not only the neighbours, but also the residents into a really good mood.

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“Anti-Graffiti” 3D-facade for the U-Bahn Station Frankfurt on the Römer

This wall cladding out of 3d façade tiles was produced as part of the redesign of the Römer underground station in Frankfurt am Main, designed by the Austrian architect’s office of Peter Linser. The project was managed by the architects Schneider and Schumacher. Its one-sided curved shape results an wave-like effect. However, the wall cladding is not only an optical and haptic highlight: Its special feature is the ceramic finish. Sprayers don’t stand a chance here! Graffiti can be removed easily and without residue or damage to the ceramic. This guarantees a glossy look that lasts.

© Peter Linser and schneider+schumacher

Underground Station Wehrhahnlinie Duesseldorf, Germany

A further project in the area of ceramic façades and metro design are the stations of the Wehrhahnlinie Dusseldorf. There we have cooperated with our finishing techniques in the implementation of the three model rooms of Ralf Brög.

© NBK/Andreas Lechtape