Case Study

Dekton faces the Mediterranean sun on this beachfront façade

Ophir Zeevi Architects

Imagen número 24 de la sección actual de Bat Galim


Bat Gallim Haifa, Israel




Kreta | Valterra


650 m2

Architecture / Design

Ophir Zeevi Architects


Ventilated façade

End date



12 mm


Almogim (developer and contractor)




Nimrod Levy

Nature and modernity combined with Kreta & Valterra

The city of Haifa, in northern Israel, is undergoing an exciting urban transformation including neighbourhoods such as the Bat Galim. Facing the Mediterranean Sea, and with numerous architectural projects underway, this neighbourhood has become a centre of attraction for young people and couples. This dynamism is reflected in projects such as the Najma restaurant, an establishment that takes Mediterranean cuisine as its starting point in order to offer bolder culinary proposals.

In terms of architecture, the Najma is also committed to innovation, featuring a façade of pure lines and right angles where the roof is arranged on several levels, both structurally and aesthetically. The firm in charge of the project, Ophir Zeevi Architects, chose Dekton ultracompact surface for this ventilated façade overlooking the Mediterranean.

Humidity and salt residue vs. design and resistance

Beyond its culinary proposals, one of the charms of the Najma is its privileged position facing Bat Galim promenade. This add-on in terms of design brings with it a technical challenge for the building's façade: continuous salt residue and humidity. As an ultracompact, non-porous material, Dekton features low water absorption and easy maintenance, resisting stains and wear typical of coastal environments.

Knowing that they had found a material that would meet the demands of the environment, Ophir Zeevi Architects had the freedom to choose two very different shades to make this façade a benchmark in the neighbourhood. The chosen colours were Kreta, a cement grey shade reminiscent of the stone of the Mediterranean mountains, and Valterra, a toasted shade with veins that remind us of young wood. Both colours contrast perfectly and bring originality to the whole façade.

This colour contrast is possible thanks to Dekton's resistance to UV rays, which allows the design of façades with a greater variety of colours while ensuring that the sunlight doesn’t damage the surface. With Dekton, the façade will keep the same appearance as the architect envisioned.

Do you need help with a project?

Contact our specialists for advice

Do you need help with a project?

Contact our specialists for advice

Cosentino's materials used in this project






Related Flagship projects

Imagen número 15 de la sección actual de Lopesan hotel

Lopesan hotel

Imagen número 16 de la sección actual de Málaga University

Málaga University

Spanish Pavilion

Imagen número 17 de la sección actual de Lakeside Bank

Lakeside Bank

Imagen número 18 de la sección actual de Cosentino Center Zurich

Cosentino Center Zurich

Imagen número 19 de la sección actual de AEC Illuminazione

AEC Illuminazione

Imagen número 20 de la sección actual de Manhattan facade 7 West 51st

Manhattan facade 7 West 51st

Imagen número 21 de la sección actual de Ette Hotel

Ette Hotel

Imagen número 22 de la sección actual de TR House

TR House

Imagen número 23 de la sección actual de Cork Residential

Cork Residential

Imagen número 32 de la sección actual de Bat Galim

Do you want to know the possibilities of Dekton in facades?

Formulario para profesionales

¿Necesitas información o muestras de nuestros materiales, quieres establecer una relación comercial con Cosentino?