2015 Meteor Centre Office Park Prague/Czech Republic Design: Aukett s.r.o. Oxide Avorio Oxide Nero Laminam 5 Various sizes
Standing out among the most recent prestigious architectural reference projects is the spectacular ventilated façade of the Meteor Centre Office Park commercial building in Prague. The building, spanning approximately 5,000 m2 and designed by the Aukett s.r.o. firm, extends over 5 floors and houses both offices and shops.
Strategically located just 5 minutes from the centre of Prague next to a metro station, it offers shared spaces, meeting rooms and flexible offices designed to permit the optimisation of every corner, terraces dedicated to relaxation areas, underground parking and facilities for cyclists.
The building stands out for its “modular” structure, comprising multiple boxes positioned at various levels.
To accentuate the flow of the building’s various blocks, the designer opted to play on contrasting colour; ivory for the main façade and black for the glazed boxes. Laminam’s 5 mm-thick ceramic slabs were used to cover the façade and create this particular chromatic effect. Extremely light-weight and resistant to external stress, the slabs are from the Oxide series, in Avorio and Nero finishes. Thanks to an exclusive layering technique, the Oxide surfaces reproduce the effect of oxidised metal that reacts to the atmospheric agents, to sunlight and to the passing of time, giving rise to unprecedented and sophisticated 3D effects.
The Laminam ceramic slabs in the ventilated façade were installed through the technique of direct bonding with structural adhesive.
Laminam ceramic slab properties:
• Resistant to scratches and deep abrasion
• Resistant to mildew and fungi
• Resistant to stains
• Resistant to chemicals
• Resistant to UV rays
• Resistant to sudden temperature changes
• Intrinsic hygienic quality
• Low maintenance and easy cleaning
• Easy processing
• Suitable for contact with food