A splash of colours
The idea of using colours – many colours – was present from the start of the project. Project architect Denis Boyer-Gibaud’s ambition was to create a building with impact, which offers different perceptions depending on the viewing point. Making the colourful facade an essential component of his project was a bold gamble for the designer.
The Rockpanel Colours range, offering an almost unlimited choice of different colour shades, was there to feed the architect’s inspiration. Architect Boyer-Gibaud collaborated with Helen De Leur, a designer specialising in colours: “When working with colour, composing them to find balance, contrast and setting is what matters.”
The result is quite spectacular. A lot of thought went into the way the facade boards were placed, ensuring a perfect rhythm of the colours.
A facade combining aesthetics and fire safety
Of course, fire safety also played a major role. The exterior cladding used meets the most stringent requirements in terms of fire resilience, without compromising on aesthetics and design.
Made from the natural material basalt, a sustainable volcanic rock that’s one of the world’s most abundant resources, the Rockpanel boards give this building a very good reaction to fire, thus guaranteeing the safety of residents in the event of fire.