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Dekton® by Cosentino dresses the exterior flooring of the Heydar Aliyev Airport in Baku, designed by Autoban212

More than 4,300 m2 of Dekton® by Cosentino, produced in equilateral triangles measuring 1.5 metres on each side, and in three different colours, which when combined achieve a 3D effect of raised cubes. This is the new exterior flooring of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku (Azerbaijan) designed by studio Autoban212.

Why was Dekton® – and the colour Sirius – used for the exterior flooring of this airport? For this architecture and design project it was necessary to find a material that was produced in large pieces to be able to make this pattern of triangles, and that could in turn, thanks to its technical characteristics, be cut into the described pieces without breaking. Due to its hardness and to the large slab format in which it is produced, Dekton® was the perfect material for the project. Another fundamental and decisive aspect was the colour. It had to be a material in a solid, uniform colour with a natural look and slate finish, and which could also be made in two lighter coloured, but equally elegant shades with the same finish. Dekton® Siriusdark coloured slate finish, allowed this idea to be further developed thanks to its mechanical and aesthetic properties, making it the perfect choice for the project. The application of this particular design was for an exterior floor area, specifically for the main entrance of the airport. It was therefore important that the physical appearance of the product used should not alter over time when exposed to the sun and changes in temperature, nor to continuous foot traffic. Dekton®, thanks to its ultra-compaction manufacturing process, provides unrivalled, superior technical characteristics. Its high resistance to ultraviolet rays; its good colour stability; its resistance to ice and thawing; its high resistance to hydrolysis; its high resistance to scratching, staining and abrasion; and its low water absorption rate, guarantee it as an excellent material for use in outdoor areas and places where thousands of people pass through each day.

The advantages Dekton® offers for high foot-traffic areas such as airports: Mainly, it offers safety. Safety, because thousands of people pass through places like these every day. These places, given their high volume of foot traffic, must be able to rely on safe, resistant materials that do not suffer any wear and tear that could endanger the safety of pedestrians. It also offers peace of mind to architecture and design professionals, as having a product that encompasses all the technical and mechanical characteristics found in Dekton®, enables them to offer their clients more functional, high-quality and long-lasting results. In addition to safety and technical quality, Dekton® allows professionals to create beautifully aesthetic designs to last forever, thanks to its great versatility regarding colours, textures and sizes. By using Dekton® ultra-compact surfaces, main entrances of airports, or any other interior or exterior spaces of this kind of buildings, can become veritable works of art.

Project details Name: Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport Address/Location: Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, (Azerbaijan) Opening date/inauguration of the renovation: April 2014 Total surface area of the renovation: 4,300m2 Architect / Designer: Autoban212 Cosentino Materials:
  • Application: Exterior flooring
  • Material: Dekton® by Cosentino
  • Colour: Sirius (dark with slate finish)
  • Thickness: 20mm
  • Quantity: 4,300m2. Tailor made: equilateral triangles of 1.5 metres each side. From each Dekton slab, 3 triangles were produced.
Duration of the project: renovation, 18 months. Property Developer: MAPA (MNG HOLDING Turkey) Source: Grupo Cosentino Read more news related Dekton published at Infurma Read more news related Cosentino published at Infurma Visit the Cosentino Group website Visit the Dekton website
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