Cosentino, active in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, has contributed to the creation of the Spanish Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015.
The pavilion designed by the architecture studio b720 of Fermín Vázquez is an example of the excellence of Spanish architecture today. With an area of over 3000 m2, the building is based on a greenhouse structure with two naves in the form of a portico, with clear, restrained geometry, obtained by merging two concepts: tradition and innovation.
Inside this structure the materials of Cosentino used are mainly the Dekton® ultracompact surface. The Spanish company has supplied almost 1000 m2 of the innovative material for different uses in different sizes and finishes, as well as washstands made in Silestone®, the company’s other leading product.
Cosentino provides its latest technological innovation as cladding for the space devoted to Spain, a pioneering architectural material that demonstrates all its properties in the interior furnishings of the pavilion, including extreme versatility and multiple application possibilities.
Visitors can see Dekton® applied to the floor in the public space, the exhibition area, the multipurpose hall, the zone for the garden, the workshops and the refreshment and dining areas. The material is also used for worktops (tapas bar, the counter of the auditorium cafe, the counter in the VIP area) and on the stairs leading to the restaurant on the second floor.
One of the most appealing and innovative features of the internal furnishings of the pavilion is the reproduction of the tomato genome on sheets of Dekton®, used as flooring in the exhibition area and the public space of the lower level.