Standing 59 meters tall and 17 stories high, the Archway Tower in London houses various offices. Built in 1963, the Archway Tower recently underwent a renovation, for this Dekton® by Cosentino was chosen to be part of the remodel on its ventilated façade.
Dekton® by Cosentino was chosen for the façade due to its high resistance to ultraviolet rays, its color stability and high resistance to stains. Used over a total of 3,000 m2, the ultra-compact Dekton® surface was used in Danae color in a matte finish. Due to the aesthetics of the environment where the building is located, the facade stands out but at the same time integrates into the palette of the area.
Its use in addition to contributing to this general image of the sector has facilitated the reuse of the construction for residential purposes, moving away from the monofunctional building that it was before.
Dekton® has the document ETA 14/0413 (European Technical Evaluation, ETA in English) and the CE marking as external cladding for ventilated facades. Thanks to its properties, the Dekton® surface can be incorporated into the façade using different types of hidden fixing in stainless steel or aluminum.
The TEE developed for Cosentino characterizes and experimentally evaluates its behavior for wind resistance, impact resistance, reaction to fire and durability. And the external coatings for ventilated facades that have CE marking that offer a behavior evaluated by a third party.