Project architect Hélène Richet from Atlante Architects believed that wood-like facades would be perfect for an urban environment surrounded by greenery. However, by its nature, wood is not optimal in terms of fire safety, requires regular maintenance and has a limited lifetime.
The discovery of the Rockpanel Woods was an inspiration for Hélène Richet. These facade boards are almost perfect copies of wood, but with all the durability advantages of stone. Being produced from natural basalt, Rockpanel Woods panels offer excellent fire resilience properties. The material is also extremely durable, weather resistant and sustainable. Characteristics amplified thanks to the combination of Rockpanel with ROCKWOOL insulation products.
Meeting the highest fire safety standards
Square Pasteur now meets the highest fire safety requirements available, while still providing the warm and pleasant appearance of natural wood. Rockpanel Woods cladding proved to be a perfect solution for the goal of the project. Residents also now live in a more comfortable and energy efficient environment. The aesthetic beauty of the buildings was achieved without any compromise in performance.
The improvement of the environment has also led to a better quality of life for hundreds of residents, who now see the benefits of combining the strengths of stone with the natural warmth of wood. In short, the best of both materials has been achieved.