CharacteristicsResistant to impact, humidity, salt and sulfur dioxide, chemicals detergents and environmental pollutants, freeze thaw conditions, bacteria, fungi and bacteria. Lightweight, good wind load resistance, UV stable colours, durable, low maintenance, low VOC, low flame spread.
Located in the heart of the Bulgarian port city of Varna, local architects STARH have realised a 9 storey residential building using Corian® Exteriors to create a dynamic wave-inspired façade. The 8 residential floors of the L-shaped building are wrapped in balconies that fluidly curve around the building form. The sinuous balcony forms are further accentuated by the contrast of the white Corian® Exterior balcony panels punctuated by glass to optimize views with the dark graphite coloured loggias beyond.
Use of Corian® Exteriors
The design by STARH required 1,500 sqm of Corian® Exteriors which was used as a ventilated façade cladding to the balcony areas. Curved corners were essential to the architect’s design idea, designed to soften the form and resulting in the building’s elegant presence in the streetscape. Corian® Exterior allowed these fluid seamless forms to be achieved through thermoformed custom panels. In addition to the ability to achieve the desired fluid aesthetic, Corian® Exteriors was also selected and used as a ventilated façade to aid in the building performance by increasing the energy efficiency of the building and providing high moisture resistance. As the building ages, the UV resistance of the Corian® Exterior panels will provide excellent colourfastness and the reparability of the surface will provide low maintenance, durable surface.
Corian® Exteriors is a ventilated façade system comprised of Corian® Exteriors panels and an invisible proprietary fixing system. The Corian® Exteriors panels are a non-porous, homogenous material composed of acrylic resin and mineral. The format of the panels allows for a large amount of design flexibility including surface texturing, patterning and engraving as well as thermoforming which can add curves, textural depth, dimension and bespoke form to the panels. The manufacture of the Corian® Exteriors panel ensures that the colour runs the entire thickness so the edges are the same colour as the panel.