Commercial building facade, digitally printed with Dip-Tech's Extra Durable White Ink
The ICEBERG in TST, Hong Kong
The ICEBERG is located at the heart of the busiest commercial district, Tsim Sha Tsui, in Hong Kong. The building was intended for “Ginza” type F&B retail use. The architect’s aim was to achieve an iconic building that stands out from the aged surrounding buildings, taking aesthetic inspiration from the forms of glacier snow-white peaks.
The project was printed by Glaspedia, a South Star Glass brand, and designed by ARK Associates.
Printed area: 2000 sqm
Number of panels: 700 panels
Architect: ARK Associates
Digitally-printed white ceramic ink was used to create vertical triangles that echo the horizontal triangular terrace and setbacks. Small triangular cut-outs in different sizes form larger gradient triangular patterns. These patterns could only be achieved by digital printing as every single panel has a different pattern. Using Dip-Tech’s Extra Durable White Ink (part of Dip-Tech’s Digital Side1 Series) made it possible to achieve the desired design of the project.
During the daytime, the building looks like a snow-white Iceberg with triangular lines. In the evening, the Iceberg is transformed to a colourful and lively architecture.
The project participated in and won several awards:
2021 | World Architecture Festival Finalist
2020 | A&D Awards Silver Award
2019 | Asia Pacific Property Award Five Stars Award
“We are always pleased to work with Dip-Tech not only for their excellent digital printing machine performance, but also for their advanced technology, printed product innovation and strong marketing support. Since we installed our first Dip-Tech printer in 2015, we have been helping designers, architects and their clients achieve their design ideas through innovative ceramic printing. As a company that focus a lot on bringing customers innovative glass products, we truly appreciate Dip-Tech’s support – no matter it is super jumbo size printing, bird friendly glass, front surface frit, hi-speed appliances glass printing and more. Through different generations of equipment upgrades and marketing support from Dip-Tech, we are always a step ahead of our competitions.” Patrick Wong, Marketing Director at South Star Glass Limited