school surfacing with rubber flooring Nd/Uni
The brand-new, 26000 sqm building is the largest unit yet built for Senac São Paulo, offering long and short term courses in the areas of computing, personal beauty and wellness, health, gastronomy, hospitality and tourism.
Senac São Paulo is an educational center of reference that develops people and organizations for the hospitality segment, acting by means of the integration of a pedagogic model and its own hotels with commercial operation of excellence.
Setting the goal of stimulating creativity and multi-disciplinarity, the architecture conceived by Levisky Arquitetos expands teaching and learning options on the basis of the creation of internal and outdoor spaces designed to integrate with the traditional classroom.
Working in synergy with the mission and values of Senac São Paulo, the architectural project affords students different opportunities and new educational stimuli.
“One of the guidelines” explains Adriana Levisky “was to preserve the pre-existing vegetation to the greatest extent possible. The mass of trees in the center of the plot of land lead to the great square, facing a number of laboratories and classrooms, with transparent windows. While they carry out their activities, students are able to enjoy green surroundings and natural light. People outside can see what’s going on inside, like a showcase of training courses and vice-versa. This is togetherness of public-private spaces”.
For this project we provided our Nd/Uni plain color rubber flooring in two tones, U20 and U18, for a total surface of 3340 sqm.
vocational school surfacing with Kayar rubber flooring
Salt Lake Community College’s Westpoint Workforce Training & Education Center, strategically located in Salt Lake City’s industrial Northwest Quadrant, is a vibrant new facility designed to support the community’s training needs in a flexible, high-quality space.
Committed to its mission as Salt Lake County’s primary post-secondary provider of workforce education, SLCC’s new center is a 11000 sqm state-of-the-art technical education center with classroom and lab space for the HVAC, composites and plastics, welding, diesel technology and computer labs.
For this project we provided our own iconic Kayar rubber flooring in 2 colors, K00 and K21 for a total surface of 2500 sqm.
kindergarten surfacing with rubber flooring Kayar
The kindergarten is part of a urban complex that comprises 22 apartments in Rue Montéra in Paris.
The design team at Séméio architecture describes their approach as a “densification that must be forgotten”: the project had to respect an existing green space as well as urban and topographic features, and yet, through these seemingly limitations, the building is remarkable for the quality (and the quantity!) of daylight that pours through the window on all sides.
Rubber flooring is the ideal choice for a kindergarten, due to its hygienic and safety charachteristics, and Séméio chose our Kayar flooring in tow colors, K38 and K49, for a total surface of 600 sqm.
Photo credits: 11.45
The way we live in working and learning environments is changing.
Offices are more and more “people oriented”, comfortable places where relax and socializing are encouraged. Schools everywhere are dropping the old “closed class” concept, creating a variety of welcoming spaces, having pupils changing surroundings and creating their own way of absorbing knowledge.
In this exciting landscape, our rubber floorings are a main feature. Check out our most recent works in the video!
The power of pure color.
No flooring in our collection is more akin to a painter’s color box than Nd/Uni – our iconic monocolor line featuring 30 different shades. In the first episode of a new series, we explore the possibilities of color through a survey of some of our best projects.
Library surfacing with rubber flooring Granito
The project aims the rehabilitation of the old Sant Sadurni d’Anoia’s modernist schools, in order to host a cultural center with library and archive. The historic building develops in the form of an U, a frequent school typology of the early twentieth century, around a courtyard.
Taller 9s arquitectes decided to respect the façade and the historic building as it was conceived, taking advantage of the original access from the square as the main entrance of the new equipment.
A second new body is placed next to the rear façade. The position of the two bodies allows to mantain the central courtyard as the articulating space of the complex, a protected space that will allow controlled activities to be held in the open air.
The library occupies the two upper floors and integrates a series of spaces (a multi-purpose room, the courtyard, study-support rooms, etc.).
The refurbishment bets on traditional construction systems (ventilated Catalan roof, breathable stucco façade, Catalan vault slabs…), extending the life cycle of the existing solutions and materials, taking advantage of their features and completing them to respond to the new use and to safety features and energy efficiency.
The new bodies are conceived with pre-industrialised systems with the same objective of minimising the energy and environmental impact of the intervention. Green roofs, metal panels and our own rubber floorings, namely 500 sqm of Granito G431.
Photo credits Adrià Goula
University surfacing with rubber flooring BS classic
Liverpool City Campus is the latest Western Sydney University campus to be embedded in the heart of a major CBD in western Sydney. The new campus in 100 Macquarie Street spans nine floors and accommodates up to 2,500 students, with a focus on nursing, social work, anthropology, criminology and policing programs.
Up to 750 Western Sydney University nursing students have access to state-of-the-art new teaching laboratories, making it one of the most technologically-immersed nurse training facilities in the country.
Wrapped in a double skin of glass, the sculptural form of the building creates a spectacular backdrop to the vibrancy of a revitalised, Macquarie Street Mall through a layering of space, light and transparency.
Setting a new standard for architectural excellence and sustainable design in greater Western Sydney, the building has been designed to achieve a 4 star green star rating, using the latest technologies for improved efficiency in energy and water consumption.
The stairs are a key feature – featuring our BS classic steps. Conceived by MPA architects as a means of “connecting space and time”, the stairs to all floors provide for a vertical campus.
For this project we contributed 800 sqm of our iconic studded BS Classic flooring, including the stairs, adding a touch of italian style with the bold “rosso Ferrari” R922 shade.
Photo credits Tyrone Branigan
office surfacing with rubber flooring BS classic
CSIRO is Australia’s national science research agency. Their involvement in innovation stretches from fast WiFi to polymer banknotes, 3D-printing prosthetics and new renewable energy sources.
The state-of-the-art facility at the Black Mountain Science & Innovation Park is a 15,000 sqm building of world-class research and support facilities with purpose-built laboratories.
The structure is essentially two buildings in one, with a carefully hidden building joint. The modern office space links to the laboratory building through steel and glass bridges at each of the four levels.
The workplace design approach considered the voices of the workforce, skeptical of “open plan” solutions for highly concentrated scientific research. So the architects at BVN created clusters, discrete through placement of meeting rooms and central facilities, At the end the building is “porous”, enabling a sense of a greater community.
For this project we contributed our iconic BS classic in two colors N004 and Y510 for a total surface of 1300 sqm.
shop surfacing with rubber flooring Nd/Uni
Design meets design in this brand-new showroom in Ostrava. TON is a brand going back to 1861, when world-renowed designer Michael Thonet founded the first plant. Today TON (the abbreviation standing for Továrna Ohýbaného Nábytku – bent furniture factory) is a modern company still treasuring and using the same unique technique of wood-bending.
The new showroom was designed to make such outstanding products look their best. A frame of nude concrete walls is completed by our own Nd/Uni in two colors, U110 and U120.
The rubber flooring’s properties make it suitable for use in busy commercial areas such as the showroom: high resistance (load classes 23, 34 and 43, including the highest industrial load), great acoustic-insulating properties and easy maintenance.
photo credits Vladimír Kiva Novotný
This new True Stories chapter takes us to Turin, inside Queen Margherita Hospital, that – thanks to ONG ADISCO – features facilities specifically dedicated to children. The new project, designed by Miroglio+Lupica is the ER and our hosts are some special friends…