Luma Hotel Times Square showcases Dekton by Cosentino
August 7, 2018
900 sqft of the ultracompact surface Dekton® by Cosentino used on the façade of the sleek Luma hotel.
LUMA Hotel Times Square, the first of the LUMA Hotels, opened in 2017 and is located on 41st Street between Broadway and Avenue of the Americas in the heart of New York City. Bright, innovative and inviting, LUMA shines a light on the best of modern hospitality and illuminates guests with dynamic energy and an independent spirit. Designed by New York architect Peter Poon, the hotel boasts 130 guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows for enjoying natural light and taking in views of Manhattan.
The ventilated facade entrance showcases 900 sqft of Dekton Edora below 257 feet of glass windows and metal studs and framing. The Dekton color chosen was the cream color Edora for its simplistic elegance. Comprised of 1.2cm and 2cm thickness, the facade cladding welcomes guests before they enter Luma’s sleek, sophisticated lobby.
Reflecting the ambition and allure of the city, the hotel is situated among developing tech firms, and fashion houses, as well as steps away from New York City landmarks and attractions. LUMA Hotel’s ground floor houses acclaimed, James Beard Award-winning Iron Chef Jose Garces’ latest NYC restaurant Ortzi, taking its name from the Basque word for sky and inspired by the region’s great tradition of tapas.
Advantages of Dekton application in façade cladding:
Dekton allows a uniform design to be created, making all the walls of the building appear clad in a single covering. Qualities such as its high resistance to ultraviolet rays, its resistance to frost and thawing, its color stability and high stain resistance are essential properties for its use for exterior facades with these characteristics.
In addition, Dekton ventilated facade serves as the primary layer in protecting critical building components from the elements
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Project: Luma Hotel Times Square
Location: New York City
Architect: Peter Poon Architects New York
Color: Dekton Edora
Thickness: 1.2 cm and 2cm
Application: Ventilated façade & inside stairs.
Sq/ft: approx 900 sq/ft
Supplied by Cosentino Center in New Jersey
Download photography here – photography Credit: Miguel de Guzmán García-Monge