Volkswagen car dealerships | ArchiNETWORK Project report Volkswagen car dealerships Europe, Russia & South America Fabricator: Customer network Alcoa Architectural Products, Merxheim Product: Reynobond® Corporate pre-painted aluminium composite panels in XXL format (width: 2,000 mm) Surface: Colour: Volkswagen white satin; coating: DURAGLOSS® 3000 Application: Cassettes KU 50 VA for entrance portals of car dealerships Specialty: Self- and air-cleaning coating EcoClean™ Volkswagen car dealerships VW entrusts corporate identity to Alcoa Architectural Products Since more than 10 years Alcoa Architectural Products delivers Reynobond® pre-painted aluminium composite panels as cladding material for the three entrance portals of most of the Volkswagen car dealerships in Europe, Russia and South America. In case of new constructed buildings 500 m2 of these panels have been used in average, about 200 m2 for refurbishments. To strengthen the unique branding of the car dealerships the panels have been lacquered in a special white colour, called Volkswagen white satin, in XXL format (2 m in width). Furthermore they have been provided with the technical coating EcoClean™, that helps the cladding both cleaning itself and keep the environment clean by dispersing smog. Thus the facade retains its completely clean appearance over a long period of time, especially in polluted or industrial areas. The EcoClean™ coating was chosen for the facade of the biggest car dealership, the MAHAG Volkswagen Centre in Munich. The sustainably built building with open parking deck covers an area of four football fields and sets new architectural standards with bright optics and a large glass facade providing open and friendly space conditions. After one year, EcoClean™ has proven its ability to keep the portals clean and to still look like new. As solution for customised corporate identity, that is longterm, affordable and ecological, Reynobond® underlines the company’s quality through its durability, weather resistance and various processing options without requiring special treatments. Being always delivered in high quality our product guarantees a perpetually uniform rendering of the projects around the globe. In addition, Reynobond® is characterised by a long service life that requires little maintenance. The flexibility in transformation allows freedom in design for unusual shapes.