Architects Rejuvenate Cultural Services Center by Upcycling 200 DIBOND® Panels In Creative Installation

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The Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara is a cultural services center situated in the northern mountains of Italy, in the province of Trento. The Center offers cultural arts events to the public, such as musical and theatrical performances, and historical installations as well as meeting and event spaces. Along with the Center's two theaters, an adjoining urban park links different parts of the city attracting people of all ages and cultures. Unfortunately, part of the Centro Servizi has been uninhabited for ages and in a severe state of disrepair despite the fact that it is partially protected by "Sovrintendenza dei Beni architettonici", a cultural heritage committee. Except for graffiti of a modest artistic level, there are offensive and xenophobic writings on the walls, evidence not only of urban but also civil decay.

Local architects Elisa Burnazzi and Davide Feltrin, co-owners of Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, have rejuvenated the entry way to the Centro Servizi by upcycling approximately 200 DIBOND® panels recovered from billboards used to advertise past performances at the Centro Servizi.

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Fully Recyclable DISPA® Installation Reveals Design Sin Confessions at BDF 2019

Earlier this year we received news that Birmingham based interior and architectural design studio SCULPT, in collaboration with STEAMhouse, a local center for creative innovation was developing an installation made of DISPA® with the goal of testing DISPA’s capabilities and unique properties.

DISPA® consists of a patented embossed formed paper core that is laminated on both sides with bright white, smooth paper surfaces – a unique composition that makes this paper board lightweight yet extremely rigid, strong and dimensionally stable. Signs created with lightweight DISPA® stay flat yet are easy to handle and hang. Manufactured with 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)-certified paper (FSC-C074317), DISPA® is fully recyclable. (The FSC is a nongovernmental organization operating in more than 80 countries to facilitate responsible forest management in accordance with social, economic and ecological needs.)

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Public Art with Dibond® Raises Awareness of Disappearing ‘Mom-And-Pop’ Shops in New York City

James and Karla Murray -- a married team of architectural and interior photographers based in New York City -- have been on a mission for two-plus decades to document and preserve images of "mom-and-pop" storefronts scattered throughout the city's boroughs that not only have fulfilled residents' retail needs but created a sense of community through their daily interactions.

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Artist Creates Colorful Mural On Dibond Aluminum Composite Depicting England Town’s Rich Human History

Ian Kirkpatrick Artist, Crossroads, Middlesbrough, England, Dibond Mural Ian Kirkpatrick is a contemporary artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Leeds, UK. His colorful works have gained International recognition. Utilizing a deep palette of substrates for his works, the artist often features cardboard, Dibond aluminum composite and stainless steel. (more…)


Leeds Artist Creates Incredible Arched Installation For Oxford University Museum of Natural History Using Dibond Aluminum Substrate

Contemporary artist and graphic designer Ian Kirkpatrick recently completed a commissioned piece for Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The piece was in response to the museum’s temporary exhibition, “Settlers: Genetics, Geography and the peopling of Britain,” and featured a series of digitally printed Dibond aluminum composite panels. (more…)