Paneltek has been working with architects, designers and
construction companies to implement innovative design solutions in
building exteriors - façades, sunscreens and natural ventilation.
The Terracotta ventilated facade systems are made of high-quality
terracotta facade panels that are used on architecturally
In terms of thermal energy, ventilated walls can reduce the amount
of heat that buildings absorb in hot weather conditions due to
partial reflection of solar radiation by the covering and the
ventilated air gap and to the application of insulating material,
thus achieving considerable reduction in the costs of air
conditioning. In winter, ventilated walls manage to retain heat,
resulting in savings in terms of heating.
Finally, this building system, thanks to its "chimney effect", set
up efficient natural ventilation, hence the name ventilated facade,
notably aiding heat and moisture removal and guaranteeing a high
level of living comfort.
In addition, ventilated walls tend to increase the reflection of
external noise as the particular construction, consisting of layers
of facing, air gap and insulating material, ensures a certain level
of acoustic absorption.
This obviously depends on the properties of reflection, absorption
and acoustic transmission of the materials used, as well as their
dimensions, thickness, positioning and the behaviour of the
Precisely because of the numerous benefits and in depth
technological innovations, ventilated walls are earning increasing
recognition in the world of contemporary architecture, permitting
free interpretation of facades in a modern and brand new style, the
perfect answer to demanding project and performance requirements.