Cosentino Group will be present for the first time ever at the Venice Architecture Biennale as a technical sponsor of the Venice Pavilion, represented by Daniel Libeskind. The architect has selected Dekton by Cosentino for his outdoor sculpture that forms part of „Sonnets in Babylon“, presented in Venice.
As visitors approach the Pavilion, situated in the Giardini della Biennale di Venezia, they will first encounter a 5.5 m high sculpture of a skewed axis form finished in the ultracompact surfacing material Dekton. The geometry of the form relates to the development of the axis as a fundamental to architectural drawing. Libeskind has explored this technical mark in all his major drawing works beginning with „Micromegas“ continuing with „Chamberworks“, and now in „Sonnets in Babylon“.
The sculptural „X” will serve as a starting point—a virtual beginning of a line that runs through the Sonnets and anchors their exploding and collapsing worlds.
The finish of this sculptural „X” in Dekton has been designed as a ventilated façade that shrouds the entire work. 65 m² of paneling and 15 m² of flooring in more than 50 pieces of various sizes, the largest 2.55 m x 1.40 m, of the ultra-compact surface with a thickness of 12 mm. Paneling and flooring are presented in the same color, Keranium, which has an industrial aesthetic.
In collaboration with the studio Opta Architects, Cosentino is also present at the Palazzo Bembo in the „Three Times Three“ project on display in the Palazzo with pieces of various sizes of 8 mm thick Dekton in Kadum color.