UseExterior facades, interior cladding
CharacteristicsLarge-format fiber cement panels, made from regenerative raw materials, colored with a transparent or pigmented acrylic top finish, rot-resistant, incombustible
The architects, Vikár&Lukács Architects, created a strong statement with the structure of the space of the SAP Lobby at the Office located in Budapest, Hungary. Because it serves as the main entrance to the entire Hungarian SAP operation, the Lobby at SAP New Offices was an important part of the project concept.
The aim was to use interior design elements that respect the space yet gently form it. In accordance with SAP Brand Guidelines, the background of the SAP logo can only be white. Besides using white color Swisspearl panels, the architects wanted to use some very different, special surface and innovative technology. To add more energy to this concept they chose to perforate the panels.
Facade Material: Swisspearl Carat, Onyx 7090, Sapphire 7060, Jade 7050
SAP is a multinational company and the client requested a world clock series somewhere in the lobby. The architects integrated the world clocks within the Swisspearl panels, offering an unorthodox solution.
The Carat collection offers a through-color panel that features either a translucent or pigmented top layer. The unique, natural look and timeless beauty of the monolithic material has a delicate vein texture which provides an exciting and noble expression to buildings.
Carat is available in a wide spectrum of complementary shapes and is a good facade solution to create contrasts and special effects or to blend into any setting. The proprietary processes pioneered by Swisspearl includes a special surface finish, sealed edges and back coating ensure optimal behavior and durability of the panels. Thanks to the smooth surface finish, there is minimal maintenance.