Architecture: Decorative ornaments for facades

„Wallcladding Concept"

At Marmomacc 2009 in hall 7B, booth E4

(October 2009) An innovative idea for ventilated facades is the „Wallcladding Concept” presupposing the use of stone bearing ornaments or relief work instead of polished stone. Landlords and architects can thus apply a ledge or frieze – or if desired, jazz-up the entire building’s front in flamboyant stone.

The „Wallcladding Concept” was developed jointly by the Spanish Company Bateig, Decormarmi of Italy and the German firm BWM. Demand grew from the fact that there is a counter-trend to Minimalism, which requires rich ornaments and décor and is particularly popular in markets such as Russia. Bateig supplies the stone slabs, Decormarmi does the routing, and BWM supplies the special subconstruction.

All three companies stress that the Concept allows for maximum flexibility in design. First, the stone can bear any desired pattern. Secondly the subconstruction allows use of nearly any size of stone slab. Finally, due to the close cooperation of the three joint-venture firms, customers need approach only one partner who then conveys the clients wishes and helps his dream come true.

Presently two sorts of limestone are on offer, namely Bateig Azul and Bateig Beige. Official stress resistance test results are available for Russian markets as well as for all European countries.




At Marmomacc 2009 in hall 7B, booth E4