London’s Archway Tower is a 154 ft high, 17 story building that was built above the Archway Underground station in 1963. At the time, the building was paneled with glass and concrete panels. There are a number of other buildings in the surrounding area, therefore selecting an appropriate material that met all the requirements of construction and also integrated well with the heritage surroundings was important. 3.000m2 of Dekton® Danae finish was selected and installed as it provided all the features, characteristics and finish that was needed for the space.
The renovation of the facade has considerably improved both the exterior of the Archway Tower and the surroundings.
Dekton® has obtained the European Technical Assessment (ETA) 14/0413 document and CE marking as an external wall cladding for ventilated façades. Thanks to its properties, Dekton® surface can be perfectly incorporated onto façades by means of different types of concealed stainless steel or aluminum fixings. The ETA issued for Cosentino includes the characterization and experimental evaluation of the Dekton® surface for use as external wall cladding for façades: wind load resistance, impact resistance and reaction to fire, durability, and the characterization of the fixing components necessary for the surface to be conveniently incorporated onto façades. External cladding for ventilated façades with the CE marking offer performance that has been assessed by a third party and performance characteristics that have been confirmed and contrasted according to European methodologies.
In addition, Dekton® obtained in 2016 the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) after analyzing during 2015 the environmental impact of its life cycle. The results obtained in the Life Cycle Analysis of Dekton® reflect optimal results in the following analyzed phases of the product: production in the industrial plant, transport, installation, use and end of life. Certified by The International EPD® System, this certificate confirms Cosentino Group’s high environmental compromise policy, and guarantees its implication in the improvement in the efficiency of raw material and energy consumption, reducing the generation of waste.
Name: Archway Tower, London, United Kingdom
Application: Ventilated Façade
Anchoring system: StoVentec
Material: Dekton® by Cosentino
Thinkness: 12 mm.
Quantity: 3.000 m2