Case Studies, Top Projects
May 30, 2018
Valdebebas 127 with Dekton® and Silestone® by Cosentino
Valdebebas 127 is a residential project with an exclusive location along the edge of Valdebebas Central Park in northern Madrid. The development consists of 201 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, all with double orientation, views of the park, storage rooms and parking spaces. There are also shops separate from the residential area.
This project’s most notable features are its layout, accessibility and thermal and acoustic efficiency, as well as its incorporation of the latest technology and application of innovative, next-generation materials for construction, architecture and design, such as Dekton® by Cosentino and Silestone® by Cosentino.
|Address/location||José Antonio Corrales 1-15. Madrid|
|Total area of project||55.201,36 m2|
|Architecture studio / architect||Estudio Rubio Arquitectura / Carlos Rubio Carvajal|
Almost 8,000 m2 of the ultracompact surface Dekton® have been used in the first stage of this residential development to make façades and pedestals, as have 72 worktops and 72 shower trays made from the quartz surface Silestone®.
|Colour||Warm (customizado) y Korus|
|Format||Various. Largest format 3.15 x 1.38 m|
|Format||various. Largest format 3.2 x 1.44 m|
|Format||Various, with lengths ranging from 140-170 cm and widths from 70-80 cm.|
Façades and pedestal
Dekton® by Cosentino has been chosen as the façade cladding for this project due to its excellent aesthetic and building qualities, which ensure exceptional durability and extraordinary thermal performance.
Carlos Rubio. Architect. Estudio Rubio Arquitectura:
‘The exceptional qualities of Dekton® were a key factor in its choice as the façade material. Its large format, as well as its variety of textures and colours, have allowed us to respond and emphasise our play on form and volume.’
Cesar Cort. Valenor President:
‘Our projects stand out for their exclusive architecture, functional design, accessibility and versatility, incorporating the latest technologies for both materials and facilities. Dekton® is a material with zero porosity that neither expands nor contracts with changes in temperature, so it doesn’t degrade or deteriorate. It’s a unique product.’
The selected Dekton® colours – Warm and Korus – bring harmony and restraint to the development. Warm’s white finish gives the building a cosy feel and brings it into harmony with its surroundings. Korus’ grey shade has been installed to highlight particular parts of the façade, complementing the colour Warm to perfection. The pedestal has been surfaced with Domoos, a very elegant black shade that facilitates a unique contrast with the larger areas.
Dekton® by Cosentino is the perfect material for this kind of application due to its excellent qualities, such as high resistance to UV radiation, colour stability, durability, resistance to thermal shocks, high stain resistance, reduced porosity, and large-format and personalised manufacturing.
ETA 14/0413 (European Technical Assessment) documentation and CE certification attest to its suitability as cladding for a ventilated façade.
In this first stage of the work, Dekton® has given shape to 7,200 m2 of façade and 400 m2 of pedestal.
The Valdebebas 127 project was conceived with the idea that its interiors, like the exteriors that surround them, would be of the highest quality and provide design that stands out.
The Silestone® Kador model has been chosen for the shower trays, providing the excellent durability of quartz, which is entirely impervious to stains and scratches. The colour chosen for this application – Silestone® Blanco Zeus – brings a sense of cleanliness, hygiene and space to the environment.
The Cosentino bathroom collection allows all the elements to be customised, adapting them to the dimensions of the space, including large formats and unique geometrical arrangements.
Cosentino’s shower trays comply with DIN 51097:1992 standards certifying their low slip risk.
This first set of homes features 72 custom Silestone® Kador shower trays.
The search for light meant that the colour chosen for the worktops was the purest white: Silestone® Blanco Zeus. The kitchens are elegant, restrained and light-filled thanks to Silestone®.
A total of 72 custom Silestone® Blanco Zeus worktops have been used in the first stage of the housing development.
More details about Valdebebas 127
This project’s main aim was to allow all the homes to benefit from their location next to Valdebebas Central Park, a genuine breath of fresh air 80 hectares in size. The Valdebebas 127 buildings are arranged in two parallel lines. One, facing the park, has three towers that rise above a commercial square; the other, facing the promenade, forms a continuous row made up of five shorter buildings. The space between the towers allows the buildings in the row to also enjoy views of the Guadarrama mountain range and Valdebebas Park.
In the tower homes, the living room and balcony are located at the corners of the flat, emphasising a diagonal line of sight from inside. This solution allows residents to enjoy the benefits of having two exterior walls and a better relationship with the outdoors. The tower’s construction seeks to play with form and composition at its corners, alternating the position of sitting room and balcony to create a dynamic zippered look that gives the development its personality. In the continuous row, the living room is located at the back of the home, allowing for two opposing balconies and double orientation onto the development’s central garden and the avenue.
The treatment of the large garden area between the two rows of buildings is particularly important to the project. As it contains no walls, it remains open, displaying the inner garden’s luxuriant foliage.
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