Designer    News 03 Jan 2018

From kitchen to cladding – Dekton chosen as exterior façade for Erlanger University Hospital 

The impressive versatility of Dekton’s compact material has been brought to light by its recent application of Germany’s Erlanger University Hospital.

Usually seen in the form of kitchen worksurfaces or cladding the top of vanities in luxury bathroom schemes, Dekton’s latest use – as façade on the hospital’s exterior – highlights the material’s many practical qualities. The original building was expanded, adding another two floors above the pre-existing property. An essential element of the design brief was to fit sensitively into the surrounding area, which included medieval city wall remains. Thanks to Dekton’s excellent aesthetic qualities, practical advantages and subtle Edora colour option, the material made for an ideal cladding for the hospital’s façade.

Architect Sabine Rossdeutscher applied around 550m2 of the brand’s Natural Collection, Edora finished material to the building. The combination of pearl beige window frames, pastel blue ventilation flaps and bright bronze protective window films adds to the effect of the Endora Dekton, creating a harmonious colour scheme.

What’s more, Dekton, as a CE-certified cladding material, offers a range of additional technical qualities, such as impressive protection against water penetration and fire. The material also has high resistance to ultraviolet rays, frost and thawing, as well as high scratch and stain resistance, ideal for creating beautiful lasting designs, meaning that, whether chosen for architectural facades or luxury kitchen worktops, Dekton makes for a practical and stylish surface.

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