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Could a Lick of Super Strong Carbon Paint Fix Caltrava's Palau de les Arts?

Could a Lick of Super Strong Carbon Paint Fix Caltrava's Palau de les Arts?

Will the peeling shell of Santiago Calatrava’s Palau de les Arts in Valencia be saved by an innovative, new paint? Calatrava's $455.6 million project, which surpassed its budget four times over, has sprouted many defects over the years, but none more damning than its peeling facade - a defect that spurred the city of Valencia to sue Calatrava's office. However, Spanish paint manufacturer Graphenano has proposed an innovative solution: Graphenstone, a mixture of limestone powder and the allotrope graphene, which should just prevent further deterioration. Whether the solution could also relieve some courtroom tension, remains to be seen. Read more on Inhabitat and The Architect's Newspaper.

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Cite: Andrew Gipe. "Could a Lick of Super Strong Carbon Paint Fix Caltrava's Palau de les Arts?" 24 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/480218/could-a-lick-of-super-strong-carbon-paint-fix-caltrava-s-palau-de-les-arts/> ISSN 0719-8884

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