Querschnitt UTM North, Toronto

Unlimited diversity in design

from a vision to the perfect product

Our strength is to develop innovative, high-performance terracotta facades. These can be found on some of the most striking buildings in the world. In our research and development laboratories, we constantly experiment and test new materials, firing techniques and production processes. This allows us to ensure that our products meet the most stringent requirements for design and quality.

NBK Architectural Terracotta works with architects and designers to bring their projects to the forefront of sustainable construction. Awards such as the German Façade Award confirm the exceptional performance, innovation and dedication with which NBK contributes to take contemporary architecture to new dimensions.

NBK continues to make progress

Our history
Our progress

Since our founding in 1927 the NBK Architectural Terracotta name has been synonymous with Façade innovation within the Architectural community. Throughout our history, NBK’S philosophy has remained the same – our motto “progress through diversity”. Outstanding architecture thrives on creativity, pushing boundaries and having the courage to implement new concepts in design. More…

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The new dimension in design

TERRART® terracotta facades have opened up a completely new dimension in facade design. Our ceramic facades are valued by architects around the world for their countless design possibilities and outstanding building performance.


The TERRART® system allows the finest design details in shape, colour, surface structure and glaze to be realized for unique, customized ceramic facades. A new dimension in facade design with urban tradition and modern facades.


Glaze art on the façade

Effect glazes are the „haute couture“ for facades. Now NBK offers a portfolio of glaze finishes that have no boundaries and that can be also expanded at any time by the wishes and demands of architects and building owners.

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