PORCELANOSA Grupo Projects: KRION® at the Emirates Hall ONU in Geneva
Friday March 24th, 2017 · PORCELANOSA Grupo
The unique performance of the KRION® Solid Surface mineral compact has proved its magnificence in becoming a part of such a symbolical and majestic project as The Emirates Hall ONU in Geneva is. The acrylic stone from the PORCELANOSA Grupo has been the choice made by both the Adeli & de Rham Studio and the C.C.M. ITALY Fabricating Company to give shape to the furniture and the wall tiles in the main room.
The Emirates Hall was a donation made by the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations by means of a building in Geneva. It is the second largest building in the institution around the world, only behind the New York headquarters. The construction, which started in July 2015 and finished in May 2016, developed architectural, technological and design improvements, with the Solid Surface from the PORCELANOSA Grupo being the most outstanding. One can find KRION® in every single conference table, and in its purest version: 1100 KRION® Snow White. One of the other finishes present at this Emirates Hall, is the 1102 KRION® Marfil, which was installed as vertical covering along the circular perimeter of the room.
Its natural origin, visual neatness, elegant style and timeless design were some of the features that convinced the architects Siavash Adeli & Joakim de Rham to use the state-of-the-art mineral compact from the PORCELANOSA Grupo for this unique project. Furthermore, its thermoforming in curving sections, its ability to create invisible joints, and the fact of integrating screens, sound systems, etc., are also a plus. The objective: to bank on the simplicity and practicality in the project design, leaving the objects and material aside. This way, the functionality of the structure and furniture is reinforced around a single concept, that is to say, to be the setting for meetings for the United Nations.
The creators of the project
The transformer manufacturer for KRION® in this project, C.C.M. ITALY, is a company with its headquarters in Bergamo. It is specialised in the design, manufacturing and the installation of interior products and systems for airports, train stations or ferry terminals, among others. It is an organisation that aims at big projects, and is able to work with an integrated package of interior furniture, finishes and accessories. Because of its reputation and experience in carrying out such projects, the company was the choice of the renowned architects Siavosh Adeli (Adeli Interior Architecture & Partners Ltd) and Joakim de Rham (Swiss Bureau Interior Design), for the construction of The Emirates Hall.
The Emirates Room (EX Room XVII)
United Nations Office at Geneva
Customer: Permanent Mission of U.A.E. – Geneva
Architects: Siavash Adeli & Joakim de Rham