André Balazs expands his flagship Standard hotel brand to New York City. Together with Polshek Partnership Architects he designed a 19 stories / 233 feet building. fibreC perfectly fits into the design concept and supports the visual impression with its natural ambiance. 28,000 sft concrete skin – anthracite are currently installed. Opening is scheduled for fall 2008.
Facade surface: 2.750 m² fibreC 13mm
Architecture engages with the interaction between contrasts and often creates a new reality from fantasies. To do so, new mediums with regard to contours, colours and textures of surfaces must be possible.
With fibreC elements, architects have a product at their disposal which allows these visions to be realised. fibreC facade panels exist to cover buildings like a skin made of concrete - opening entirely new possibilities for modern ventilated wall design. Concrete skin cladding gives buildings a new aesthetic appearance and reclaims concrete in the form of glassfibre-concrete for modern facade wall design.
Concrete Skin – a facade cast in one piece
With very few production limitations with fibreC cladding panels, the product provides countless new options for the implementation of a great variety of organic and creative new shapes. The compact and flexible skin adjusts to any shapes used in buildings – be it curves or straight lines, slanting or straight walls, roofs or wall surfaces – there are no limits to creativity and creative implementation. Interior and exterior surfaces fuse into one spatial unit. The simplicity of shapes and materials reveals the essence of the facade design and enhances the effect of materials in their pureness. Concrete skin can create the impression of a building that has been cast in one piece.
Concrete has never been more versatile
Concrete skin perfectly unites design ideas and materiality, convincing those who view it in both interior and exterior applications. fibreC is suitable for wall, ceiling and floor coverings. Apart from the use of fibreC for facades, the combination of fibreC with fibreStair on exterior surfaces plays an important role.