Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy
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November 21, 2016
We are proud to share this robust new project, the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, located in Manacor, Spain. The Academy was designed with Dekton and Silestone surfacing used extensively in both interior and exterior applications.
Tennis star, Rafa Nadal, has been a close friend of Dekton by Cosentino over the past year, acting as a spokesperson for the 2016 ad campaign. This project, which aims to be an internationally recognized center for tennis training and community activity, serves as a testament to the company’s partnership with the tennis star and showcases Cosentino products in an exciting and innovative new space.
“The best feature of Dekton is something which we architects love: its format. It allows you to play with large dimensions and with different forms of quartering. It is very easy to work with Dekton and the result is perfection,” notes David Iglesias, Architect of the Rafa Nadal Academy.
Dekton was the consistent favorite material throughout the project. This vast outdoor space utilizes Dekton Strato for flooring (pictured below).
In addition, it is used for paneling, flooring, worktops, stairs and skirting, facades, and in the swimming and spa area (pictured below with Dekton Strato and Domoos).
This project used over 430,000 sq.ft. of Dekton in twelve different colors, including Domoos, Keon, Korus, Trilium, Ventus and Zenith. Also, for this project, two customized shades of Dekton were created: an intense blue which serves as a hallmark of the academy, thanks to its use in the main façade, and a soft white tone (Alba) that is characterized by its subtlety and which covers a great number of the walls of the building.
One space that is particularly intriguing is the spa. It boasts a more modern and luxurious feel, which presents a contrast to the rest of the design’s clean and crisp look. Dekton Trilium on the walls and floor creates a room that truly feels like a getaway.
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