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Cosentino Group, global leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, participated for the very first time at the Venice Architecture Biennale as a technical sponsor by presenting the outdoor sculpture that Daniel Libeskind had chosen to realize with the ultra-compact surface Dekton® by Cosentino thanks to its superior technical characteristics such as: high mechanical resistance, high scratch and high UV resistance, reduced water absorption, very good color stability, resistance to freezing and thawing.
The sculpture Sonnets in Babylon, created on purpose by the architect for the Venice Pavilion and Cosentino Group, with its 5.5 meters high of a skewed axis form and finished in the ultracompact surfacing material Dekton, was available for the Biennale public at Giardini della Biennale di Venezia. This important exhibition was attended by 228.000 visitors in 6 months.
The geometry of the form relates to the development of the axis as a fundamental to architectural drawing. The finish of this spectacular sculptural “X” in Dekton by Cosentino has been designed as a ventilated façade that shrouds the entire work, using “Rediwa CAT 1” system from Wandegar company. 65m2 of paneling and 15m2 of flooring in more than 50 pieces of various sizes, the largest 2.55m x 1.40m, of the ultra-compact surface with a thickness of 12mm. Paneling and flooring are presented in the same color, Keranium, which has an industrial aesthetic.
“Our participation to Venice Architecture Biennale has been an extraordinary experience: collaborating with one of the most prestigious Institution in the world made us really proud” –, asserts Santiago Alfonso, Cosentino Group’s Marketing and Communications Director. “Sonnets in Babylon strengthened our relationship with Daniel Libeskind, relation that continues year after year, reaching always higher goals, such as the opportunity to join in a cutting edge environment for research and new art trends’ promotion, which is Venice Biennale”.