CAJAMAR GROUP BUILDING

CAJAMAR GROUP BUILDING

Offices
Almería, Spain - Build completed in 2015

CAJAMAR GROUP BUILDING

Arapiles Arquitectos Asociados as Architects

Integrated architectural design It balances the needs of the use to which it is intended. By giving an intelligent response to bioclimatic systems of passive protection to the environmental conditions of the place where it is implanted.


Intelligent management and responsible for the water cycle The entire facility saves nearly 90% of the water intended for the irrigation of the garden areas, the supply of sanitary and cleanliness of the common spaces.


Low energy consumption and high efficiency Set of very efficient solutions in the facilities, combining the latest technology with systems taking benefit of residual energy.


Sustainable use of materials and resources All materials used in the building were assessed according to an environmental point of view, opting almost entirely by ecological materials or with high recycled content.


Minimization of the ecological footprint That was possible by the use of regional materials and/or manufactured within a perimeter of less than 800km. Low environmental impact, a high content in a recycled and controlled lifecycle. Reduction of water consumption, as well as the design of very effective installations. Certifications obtained LEED Gold. Expedida por el U.S. Green Building Council (tramitación pendiente de finalizar).

DEKTON® BY COSENTINO: CAJAMAR GROUP BUILDING IN ALMERÍA

Cosentino as Manufacturers

The facade of this LEED certified office building features a large white volume of GRC photocatalytic panels, curtain walling protected by ceramic slats and a ventilated Dekton facade from Cosentino in the colour Sirocco.

 

Here, Dekton creates a grey limestone look with an overall uniform colour and little veining. Aesthetic continuity is created further with an exterior floor also in Dekton (colour anae). Known for its water resistance, Dekton can also be used for worktops, flooring, stairs and any cladding in the bathroom.


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Dekton®, in the colour Sirocco, was used for the façade of the new Cajamar headquarters as it is a uniform colour, has very little veining and, ultimately, because it is a colour that does not aspire to “emulate” any other type of stone or any other existing material. Dekton®, applied to the façade, has acquired its own identity, and the colour Sirocco has contributed enormously to this. The grey limestone of Sirocco is pure elegance and its texture affords it a completely natural look and a sobriety beyond compare.


The most interesting architectural feature of the building is the aesthetic contrast created by the three types of façade that can be seen: a large white volume of GRC photocatalytic panels, a ventilated Dekton® façade in the colour Sirocco, and a curtain wall protected by ceramic slats.


Another distinguishing feature is the aesthetic continuity of the design, an effect achieved thanks to the exterior flooring, done in Dekton®, colour Danae, that has been used in a discreet and elegant way up to – and into – the building itself, and covers all external areas that the public has access to.


ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OFFERED BY DEKTON


The advantages and benefits Dekton® offers a façade of these dimensions and characteristics


Dekton® allows a uniform design to be created, making all the walls of the building appear clad in a single covering. Qualities such as its high resistance to ultraviolet rays, its resistance to frost and thawing, its colour stability and high stain resistance are essential properties for its use for exterior façades with these characteristics.


The fact that it is easy to assemble – thanks to the precision of the material that incorporates a structure for its support – is also important. There is a very good union between the CAT1 Wandegar system, used for the support, and the Dekton® slabs.


The advantages and benefits offered by Dekton® flooring, both inside and outside a building of such characteristics


The large size of the Dekton® slabs creates an image of high quality and brightness in the areas paved with this material.


From a functional point of view of its properties, its hardness and the fact that it is hard-wearing in areas of continuous foot traffic, make it a perfect product for spaces that are used intensively. In addition, its easy daily maintenance is a huge plus to highlight for buildings with high levels of activity.


The advantages and benefits that Dekton® provide for an application as specific as a staircase


Stairs form part of the continuation of the flooring of the building and receive a high number of footsteps every day. Dekton® is an ideal surface for high traffic areas and is hard-wearing thanks to its high resistance to abrasion, its hardness and strength.


Another great advantage that Dekton® offers – and one has been most valued for this project – is the fact that the steps can be manufactured in one piece without having to have joints between them.


DEKTON®, IN THE COLOUR DANAE, HAS BEEN USED FOR THE INDOOR OFFICE STAIRWELLS, WHY?


Specifically because the inner stairwells of the building do not receive much daylight. The light, creamy colour of Dekton® Danae avoids these spaces being engulfed in darkness, affording good visibility from step to step, and staircase to staircase.


DEKTON® HAS BEEN USED, IN COLOUR KADUM, AS CLADDING ON THE WALLS OF THE BATHROOMS.


Aesthetically, the Kadum tone and its industrial appearance give the space a unique colour, it is both timeless and sophisticate and fills the interior with beauty and perfection.


Dekton® is ideal for worktops, flooring and any cladding for the bathroom owing to its excellent water-resistance qualities. Thanks to its high resistance to hydrolysis, the material does not alter, either in composition or aesthetics if it is in contact with liquid for extended periods of time. This ensures the durability of the material, as well as easy daily maintenance and has made it the perfect choice for use in bathrooms on the ground floor of the building.


AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS OF THE NEW CAJAMAR GROUP BUILDING.


The new Cajamar headquarters has the LEED GOLD sustainable buildings certification, issued by the US Green Building Council. This certification provides verification by a specialised and independent agency that the building meets the highest standards of efficiency for sustainable building, including aspects related to energy efficiency, use of alternative energy, improving indoor environmental quality, efficiency of water use, sustainable development gaps and selection of the materials used. Currently there are 49 buildings with LEED GOLD certification in Spain and out of them only one in Andalusia.


Furthermore, the building has obtained the “A” energy rating awarded by the Andalusian Energy Agency, due to the reduction in energy demand from the heat, roofs and air conditioning and ventilation systems.


Finally, according to the parameters of the Guide to Sustainability of the technological park, these Cajamar facilities meet 98 out of the 100 sustainability parameters, and is rated as “excellent”.

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Product Specifications
BrandCategoryProducts
CosentinoCosentinoManufacturers
Italcementi S.p.A.Italcementi S.p.A.GRC fotocatalítico
MetraMetraPOLIEDRA SKY 60 + NC 65 STH-i + URANO WALL + LINEA GLASS
NEOLITH by TheSizeNEOLITH by TheSizeNEOLITH Iron Corten
Porcelanosa GrupoPorcelanosa GrupoSTE + STEX de BUTECH + STONKER Ecologic
PREINCOGRC fotocatalítico
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