On one of the streets that connects Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía in Madrid, Calle Montera, Carrefour Express Montera is found, the new premises of the Grup Supeco Maxor group, whose facade has been created with the solid surface from PORCELANOSA Group, KRION®.
In charge of renovating this establishment was the Cimbra Arquitectos SLP studio, specialised in retail, and more specifically in the supermarket sector, where they offer a comprehensive technical turnkey service. In this case they were responsible for both the design and the management of the works, and for obtaining licenses, etc.
KRION® colour 6301 Fruit has been perfectly combined with the corporate orange colour of the Carrefour Express establishments, which along with our 4102 Extreme Light colour which can be backlit, create a balance allowing better cleaning during the day, and subtle lighting at night, which will be noted by passers-by.
In the metropolitan area of Santiago, Chile, one of the finalists at the 9thPORCELANOSA GrupoAwards in its Completed Projectscategory can be found. It is an Innovation and Collaboration Centre ORICA, an area designed for developing solutions, which impact on the future of mining.
In an area of 270m2, the Magialiquid studio had to design an area to accommodate a large number of uses, from conferences with customers and clients to technical seminars, training and skills, workshops, and so on. A centre that is perfectly adapted to the needs of each situation, but clearly reflecting the values of the company: high technology and innovation.
In fact, to symbolize also this innovation in the selection of materials, the team from Magialiquid wanted to have the cutting-edge KRION® Solid Surfacecompact mineral. A resistant, thermocurvable and low porosity project that met the needs of the design, while guaranteeing full adaptability to a demanding project like this.
Inspired by the rocks fractionation and answering a metaphor for the company services, a scenario was created for different uses from mobile sculptural elements in three-dimensional format. The KRION® acrylic stone in its 1100 Snow White version was used on all surfaces of the area, which in contrast to the touch screens allowed for the reinforcing of the image in a high-tech centre.
In short, a futuristic style centre that combines the moving geometric compositions, and furthermore, it takes full advantage of KRION®’s virtues in order to enhance the brand’s image, along with its values.
KRION® transforming company: Croquevielle Diseño.
With over 35 years of experience in its sector, URO Vehículos Especiales S.A. (UROVESA) is a company in the automotive sector, designing and manufacturing special all-terrain vehicles, with an extensive range of applications in very different areas, including industrial and military activities. With its original headquarters in Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña – Spain, it has become a leader in the Spanish market, and is globally renowned in the field of manufacturing special all-terrain vehicles.
UROVESA currently has a space of over 52,000m2, divided between three industrial facilities. For the offices of its largest and most modern factory, recently constructed in Valga, Pontevedra, UROVESA, along with KRION® transforming company Cándido Hermida Nuevos Materiales, selected the solid surface from PORCELANOSA Group for the coverings of the staircases of the main lobby. Specifically, the selected material was KRION® 1100 Snow White.
The result is a spectacular 180º staircase, with a monolithic design protecting tear-shaped lighting falling from the ceiling, for which the compact mineral KRION® has been curved, connected with unnoticeable joins, achieving a final assembly with a notable sculptural appearance.
The multidisciplinary studio A+ Architecture has been entrusted with creating this impressive 700m2 facade in which the 1100 Snow White version of the compact mineral from PORCELANOSA Group, KRION®, has been used, choosing the innovative “K-fix” attachment system from our colleagues at Butech.
The combination of Butech and KRION® always provides a great guarantee; however it is the French A+ Architecturestudio, with a team which is not only multidisciplinary but multicultural, which has given this building located in Montpellier a hard to classify character, impressing all those who come to the “Sud de France” facilities.
Sud de France is a private 7-member initiative for presenting agricultural products from the region of Languedoc - Roussillon, with the main objective of eventually offering 2,500 products and becoming an ambassador for products from the region. In the central area of the facilities we can find a restaurant for sampling the products that we can then find in the boutique: cheeses, wines, cold meats, meat, fruit and vegetables, etc.
In the heart of Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom, between Ingram Street and Queen Street, is the eight-storey, commercial office building, 110 Queen Street. Its glass façade reflects the neoclassical building that houses the (GoMA) Gallery of Modern Art, and the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, which was named one of the ten strangest monuments in the world by Lonely Planet Magazine, for having a traffic cone on his head, a joke that has become an icon of the city.
The building has materials from different companies of PORCELANOSA Group, among them KRION has renovated the city’s skyline. This work has been developed by BAM Properties, one of the ten companies of Royal BAM Group which are active in the business lines of construction and property. At present they have almost 20,000 employees.
In the hall of this building we find the solid KRION surface in its 1100 Snow White version, in the spectacular reception that takes on a curve to adapt to the space. The cladding of the walls in the form of shelves is also made with KRION, which together with the PORCELANOSAN flooring and the columns that span the room, bring elegance and added aesthetics to the overall effect. We find KRION in other conversions, such as finishing for turnstiles, and bathroom countertops.
The whole project carried out by BAMhas been awarded several prizes since its inception, including the Demolitions Awards 2013, for the complex demolition work of the old building, to the Scottish Property Awards in the Architectural Excellence Awards category (Commercial Buildings 2016).
Since its origins in the fifteenth century, the Puerta del Sol in Madrid has undergone many changes, in fact the only thing that has not changed is its altitude, 635 metres above sea level. To date, everything else about this square has remained alive and in constant evolution, becoming an essential stop for all those tourists visiting the city of Madrid.
The Puerta del Sol is surrounded by 14 emblematic buildings, and the telecommunications company Vodafone opened its Madrid flagship store at number 13, one of the most iconic buildings.
Vodafone Groupis an innovative company at the forefront of the telecommunications industry, extending its avant-garde values to all aspects of the brand, meticulously and comprehensively perfecting everything related to the trademark; a clear example are its stores located all over the world, and this is where Grupo PORCELANOSA comes into the picture, and the KRION® Solid Surface.
An establishment located in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid is the best test for heavy-traffic material, and over time, we are able to guarantee that KRION® has lived up to the expectations focused on 3G Office architects and Vodafone, both for horizontal and vertical facing on walls and furniture.
Some of the store furnishings use KRION® and we must highlight the spectacular KRION® bas-relief walls designed by 3G Office, which Vodafone lights up using home automation programming, creating a series of scenarios where the corporate logo lights up, and even a setting that interacts with the famous chimes announcing the New Year.
The company T-Mobile has selected one of the most emblematic and recognisable locations in the world for its flagship store in Manhattan, Times Square, on 46th Street and Broadway. This spectacular location has been used many times in films, making New York one of the world’s most recognisable cities, thanks to its skyscrapers, the Brooklyn bridge and the Statue of Liberty. There is a long list of places which make us feel familiar with the city; but Times Square is certainly the best image for summarising the idiosyncrasy of New York.
The facade is made up of 70m2 of Snow White, the most popular colour of KRION®, the compact mineral from PORCELANOSA Group, which along with the innovative K-FIX hidden attachment system, guaranteeing fast installation, makes Butech and KRION® the best solution.
KRION® 6202 Imperial Yellow, ideal for the corporate identity of HOLAVISION
HOLAVISION San Cugat is the first opticians in a series of establishments that will open in Catalonia in the coming year. This first facility in San Cugat has the most cutting edge optical technology on the market for detecting vision problems. In particular, the touch screens in the establishment that help us to find the glasses we need must be highlighted.
In charge of designing this eye-catching opticians was b2interiors, founded in 2009, with headquarters in Barcelona and an exhibition in Cornellá de Llobregat, creating designs for both individuals and businesses, with strict monitoring of work, allowing tangible results to be achieved in record time, with guarantees of fulfilling requirements.
Not all KRION® colours have the same qualities, and while 1100 Snow White, our most popular colour, combines the greatest values of all properties, the colour chosen by HOLAVISION and b2interiors, 6202 Imperial Yellow, is one of the colours recommended for countertops. For a commercial premises where high transit requires a durable, easy to clean material which can be regenerated, it is perfect, allowing us to maintain it as it was on its first day.
El Grupo PORCELANOSA participa en este emblemático proyecto con el compacto mineral KRION®, en su vertiente fachada ventilada. Nos encontramos con piezas de gran formato, compuestas por planchas cuyas juntas imperceptibles logran un diseño futurista de espectaculares dimensiones (un total de 290 m2 de KRION® fv1100 Snow White). En su frontal podemos encontrar el nombre deVidal Sassoon fresado bajo relieve y retroiluminable en su interior, pudiendo observarse a la caída del sol en su mayor esplendor. Este proyecto está pensado al mínimo detalle, en el lateral de la fachada podemos encontrar KRION® mecanizado con las pequeñas iniciales VS, junto a una gran Logotipo. Una fachada digna de un centro académico cultural como este.
Renovating an establishment that was already a point of reference for nightlife, known for its atmosphere in the city of Gaditana de Conil, in the south of Spain, was a difficult task that Velvet Projects was able to masterfully complete for the new Ícaro Night Club.
Jose Ramon Losada, owner of the studio, used the mythological story of Icarus as the basis for capturing the importance of light in the composition of the premises, evoking the sun as a connecting link between light and the movement of shadows and reflections.
We can find the solid surface from PORCELANOSA Group, KRION®, within the spacious 650m2 of the Ícaro nightclub, transformed into different bars with our Snow White 1100 colour, the quintessential choice for a high transit space, whose anti-bacterial properties, easy cleaning and regeneration make it the perfect material for the service sector.
Photographs: Francis Roso
KRION® transformed by: Domingo Gomez Anillo “Carpinteria la Viruta”
Tarruella Trenchs Studio develops a modular design with KRION® for Happy Pills
Happy Pills is a company whose main achievement has been inventing a new concept for sweet shops, a brand which offers moments of happiness through a masterful formula which perfectly combines sweets with positive and fun messages. Added to this is the equipment of Tarruella Trenchs Studio, which is characterised by creating spaces that elicit emotions, combining to gather the feelings and added values in which KRION®, the solid surface from PORCELANOSA Group, has perfectly matched with this modular and mobile shop. KRION® 1100 Snow White has been used for its coverings, machined in the form of pixels, with our colour 6403 Candy perfectly matching the corporate colour and enthusiasm of the company.
Created in 2007, Happy Pills is a family business originating in Barcelona, and intended for anywhere in the world that wishes to adopt this peculiar way of seeing life, which modelled on medicines with special remedies for everyday problems, sweetening our lives and allowing us to face small day-to-day challenges with a smile.
For the modular, mobile design of Happy Pills, the equipment of Tarruella Trenchs Studio was sought, characterised by creating spaces which elicit emotions, having 40 years of experience and over 100 works undertaken. The studio has extensive experience in the development and design of restaurant, hospitality, commercial, temporary space and office projects. Currently it is strengthening its international expansion with various projects in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
KRION® transformed by the company: Lining Time, S.L.
La importante empresa contratista, y especializada en proyectos de interiorismo y llaves en mano, Cloisall Co. (L.L.C.), son los distribuidores del compacto mineral del Grupo PORCELANOSA KRION®, en Emiratos Árabes Unidos (EUA), en este proyecto en Abu Dhabi, también han sido los encargados de manipular KRION® , y han resuelto a la perfección las complejidades que suponía este espectacular trabajo.
Abu Dhabi Mall Food Court, es un centro comercial en el que tiene cabida las mejores marcas comerciales, y las principales franquicias de restauración, es en este sector donde Cloisall ha desarrollado su proyecto en el que KRION® forma parte activa. Las columnas curvadas, mecanizadas y retroiluminadas, están realizadas con KRION®, 1100 Snow White, nuestro color estrella, y un color idóneo para lugares de alto transito como este, por su fácil limpieza, reparabilidad y por ser anti bacterias sin aditivos, entre otras muchas propiedades. También podemos encontrar KRION®, de la serie Royal+ 9103 Bright Rock, en las baldas sujetadas por estructuras metálicas que rodean las columnas, los separadores de estancias que hacen también la función de mesa alta para taburetes, y respaldos de sofás, en los mostradores curvados que separan la zona de tránsito de los restaurantes y la zona comedor.
Multicines Bages Centre is renovated with 17 metres of bar made with KRION®
Located in Manresa, Barcelona, āāis the Multicines Bages Centre. These cinemas are part of the Catalan society of cinemas ACEC (Área Catalana de Exhibición Cinematográfica), one of the most important groups of the circuit with 228 cinemas.
The owners of the Bages Cinemas had been thinking for a long time about updating and renovating their premises to give them a new image, and once they had finally taken the decision they hired the services of the professional Marta Batlle Beltran, engineer and surveyor, who has been responsible for the design and monitoring of this first phase of the great change that the Bages Cinemas is undergoing, in which she designed a 17-meter bar (without noticeable joints) of Snow White 1100, which is the strong point, both aesthetic and functional, of this image change which brings our KRION® material to the world of cinema.
If you have to think of a busy location, one of the places that spring to mind are cinemas. For this reason KRION® is the ideal material, for its easy cleaning, for being anti-bacteria without additives, for the possibility of repair, and after some time has passed we can recover it and surprise ourselves again like on the first day: an investment in the future.
KRION® im Akoya Hotel***** & Spa, auf der Insel La Réunion, dank Borella Art Design
Östlich von Madagaskar, im indischen Ozean, liegt das französische Überseedepartment La Réunion. Auf dieser paradiesischen Insel befindet sich das Akoya Hotel***** & Spa, ein spektakuläres Projekt, das von Borella Art Design (Paris) ausgeführt wurde, wobei man die PORCELANOSA-Gruppe und natürlich auch ihr Solid Surface KRION® einbezog.
Christine und Nicola Borella, die Verantwortlichen der Agentur, mit mehr als 30 Jahren Erfahrung, wurden damit beauftragt, das Hotel Akoya mit seinen 104 Zimmern und Suiten, Gemeinschaftsbereichen, Restaurant und dem spektakulären SPA zu entwerfen.
Wir können KRION®, das Solid Surface der PORCELANOSA-Gruppe, in allen Zimmern finden, denn Acrylstone übernahm es, die Waschtische aus dem Solid Surface zu fertigen. Als Besonderheit wurde das Material ebenfalls zu Handtuchhaltern verarbeitet, die in Sonderausführungen, je nach ihrer Platzierung, in verschiedenen Spezialmaßen gefertigt wurden. Ebenfalls können wir Armaturen von Noken und Fliesen von PORCELANOSA finden.
La compañía de seguros Societé XL Insurance, utiliza KRION® en la terraza de sus instalaciones de Paris
El arquitecto Pierre Lemeur ha sido el encargado de dirigir el proyecto de la terraza de la empresa de seguros Societé XL Insurance, en él también ha formado parte el estudio Quasar´t Créations como diseñadores de parte del mobiliario, y la sociedad Liberty Ligne con transformadores del compacto mineral del Grupo PORCELANOSA, KRION®.
El peso de KRION® dentro de este espació es especialmente relevante, toda la belleza que encierra la estancia, está envuelta de nuestro material KRION® en forma de originalidad y frescura. Se nos antoja difícil pensar, que este rinconcito que permite a los trabajadores relajarse y respirar aire fresco, este en el centro de la bulliciosa ciudad de Paris.
En el centro del espacio podemos encontrar una fuente de formas cubicas totalmente recubiertas por 1100 Snow White, el mismo material KRION® que recubre el resto de elementos del espacio como; los cinco tótems curvados y fresados que insinúan las formas de unas plantas, el original recubrimiento de la estructura metálica, hace que los trabajadores que utilizan la terraza, este a salvo de las inclemencias del tiempo. En definitiva, un proyecto realizado con KRION® que no pasa desapercibido.
Emporium One es el proyecto de renovación de un antiguo centro comercial, cuyos artífices, el estudio de arquitectura J+h Boiffils, han confiado en el Grupo PORCELANOSA para realizar la fachada ventilada, en la que se ha utilizado el anclaje K-Fix, de Butech, que permite la instalación de fachadas curvas. El elegido por sus propiedades intrínsecas, ha sido nuestro compacto mineral KRION®. Se han utilizado 1.450 m2 de nuestro color estrella 1100 Snow White, que le da ese aspecto aséptico ultra blanco con apariencia pétrea.
El Grupo Roullier especializados en nutrición vegetal y animal han realizado su nuevo centro global de investigación y desarrollo en Saint Malo, ciudad costera de Francia. La fachada consta de 2.500 m2 de KRION®, al igual que el muro cortina que concede al edificio una de sus principales y reconocibles líneas de expresión y las marquesinas de acceso al centro global de investigación realizados con KRION® Light Grey 6902.
El gigante asiático, se ha convertido en los últimos años, en uno de los lugares, a nivel mundial, donde más se está impulsando la construcción de edificios representativos. Y dentro de China, la cosmopolita ciudad de Shanghái, es uno de los epicentros de este desarrollo arquitectónico. Por este motivo, desde 2012, el Grupo PORCELANOSA abrió la primera oficina de proyectos en esta ciudad, el primer paso de una fructífera penetración dentro de China.
Las nuevas oficinas de proyectos – Showroom consta 2 dos plantas y un total de 400 m2, ubicados en el distrito de Huangpu, el lugar donde se concentran el mayor número de estudios de arquitectura de toda la ciudad.
Frivegar plans the new establishment of M. Alvarez with KRION® as the star material
Located under 30km from Madrid, and within the metropolitan area of the capital of Spain, the city of Colmenar Viejo is found, home of M. Álvarez, a family business specialised in pickling.
M. Álvarez was founded in 1988 by the Álvarez brothers, who have provided quality, service and smiles for over 28 years. Not only to improve the business, but also in order to repay their clients for their loyalty and trust, the 3 brothers’ business has undergone an EAVD renovation (energy efficiency, access, visual field and design). In charge of planning this spectacular change was the company Frivegar, specialised in the design of markets, large spaces and refrigerated facilities. In the design of modern and functional establishments, KRION®, the solid surface from PORCELANOSA Group, plays an important role, present on the counter, shelves, racks and doors with 1100 Snow White, and the covering with unnoticeable joins, using the 6701 Blue Sky colour.
This comprehensive renovation with KRION® as the star material has received the praise of clients, and also design and architecture professionals.