The state-of-the-art redevelopment in 2018 of the Les Mill fitness facilities in Victoria Street, Auckland, boasts the worlds’ biggest immersive cycle studio. The internal wall cladding covering the studio, was a 3-metre high, highly polished reflective bronze steel. While being visually hugely impactful, the surface was easily marked with finger prints and could be scratched through cleaning or when visitors walked past with gym bag zips etc.
GlassProtech was approached by the architects to offer a protective solution to the steel panels whilst not altering the visual outcome. We recommended a highly durable, optically pure PET film that uses a clean peel technology, meaning that even after years of adhesion to the substrate, the film will leave little or no residue making when removed. This would ensure a quick and easy replacement should that be required in the future. This film is almost impossible to scratch through and it has a special coating that makes for easy cleaning.
After testing the film applied to the substrate, the product was specified by the architects and GlassProtech applied the film to all the bronze reflective panels.