Porcelanosa Grupo Projects: Krion® on the Cour Amsterdam ventilated façade in Paris
Friday February 23rd, 2018 · PORCELANOSA Grupo
The Krion® compact mineral is now one of the most outstanding building solutions. Therefore, more and more companies are banking on the design of their facades with the cutting-edge Krion® Solid Surface and the advanced façade systems by Butech.
Cour Amsterdam, one of the most emblematic buildings in Paris, located at 55 Rue Amsterdam, has counted on the PORCELANOSA Grupo for the refurbishment of its façade, which dates back to 1929. A project that was carried out with special expertise and care by the Naud & Poux architecture studio, an agency which stands out because of the projects that transmit leading-edge design, as well as an elegant and meticulous Parisian aesthetic.
In relation to the 1100m2 of facade, the agency wanted to rely on a multipurpose material, capable of adapting to all types of spaces and shapes, as well as what was ecological. Therefore, it decided to make a commitment on the cutting-edge Krion® acrylic stone, whose mineral composition makes it 100% recyclable and it is provided with properties that adapt to the customer’s taste and their functional, dimensional and aesthetic needs.
Specifically, Krion® Lux Snow White from the Snow series was used on the ventilated façade of the Cour Amsterdam office building. A material installed with the K-Fix system by Butech, the building systems company from the PORCELANOSA Grupo, which has overseen the carrying out of the study for the project.
As well as that, one of the main requirements in France when carrying out a project of this type is that the material and the façade system have the CSTB certificate. A document which guarantees the quality, strength and suitability of the system for structures such as ventilated facades. In this case, both firms from the Porcelanosa Grupo have it.