Texas Architectural Fiberglass Projects in Shenandoah

A GFRP Renaissance at the Portofino Shopping Center

Architectural Fiberglass Columns by StrombergColumns by Stromberg

Located in Shenandoah, Texas is a small piece of Italy: the Portofino Shopping Center. Named the town of Portofino in the Italian Riviera, this Texas shopping center allows its patrons to feel as if they are shopping in high European luxury. Tantamount to this illusion is the plethora of flawlessly replicated Italian architecture, which was fabricated by none other than Stromberg Architectural. These GFRP columns, domes and statues decorate the plaza and contribute to the Italian sense of the shopping center.

Columns of any Kind in Stromberg GFRP

Columns are not only iconic of Italy, they are virtually timeless. Nearly every Western civilization has used columns to indicate the significance of a particular building. Greeks, Romans, British, French, Americans, all use columns to great effect in their state buildings and courthouses. Partly, this is due to columns’ architectural function: they can support massive, open spaces. However, with the emergence of post-modern architecture, columns no longer need to serve any architectural purpose, and can exist purely aesthetically as a marker of significance and grandeur. The columns at Portofino are a blend of Tuscan, Ionic and Corinthian, and compliment many of the storefronts in the plaza.

Detailed Domes and Stromberg Architectural Fiberglass

Another feature of the Portofino Shopping Center is their elegant dome, which is imprinted with detailed, “fish scale” tile pattern. Although the tiles are imprinted directly onto the dome, they are virtually indistinguishable from a real tiled roof. This effect not only cuts down on the weight of the dome, making it easier to install, it also reduces the price of the dome. Furthermore, architectural fiberglass requires significantly less maintenance than a real tile roof since the tiles will never chip, break or buckle in the cold. Also, since the dome is seamlessly cast, Portofino won’t have to worry about cleaning out moss or dead leaves from in between the roof tiles. Save time. Save money. Choose Stromberg.

Benefits of Architectural Fiberglass: Why Stromberg GFRP?

  • GFRP is light-weight, low-maintenance and highly durable.
  • GFRP is affordable, and it is versatile to emulate more expensive building materials like marble, gold and granite.
  • Architectural fiberglass is extremely weather-resistant and can stand up to high winds, acid rain and even hurricanes.
  • Stromberg architectural fiberglass will not rot, corrode or delaminate over time.
  • Architectural fiberglass does not require specialists or experts to install.

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For More Information on Stromberg Architectural Fiberglass

For more information on Texas Architectural Fiberglass, visit Stromberg Architectural Products. The experts at Stromberg will help you make your GFRP project a success. They offer design assistance, specifications, and CAD details. If you have questions about Stromberg FRP, the initial consultation is free. Call (903) 454-0904 for more information.

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