Valdebebas 127, a residential project with an exclusive location along the edge of Valdebebas Central Park in northern Madrid, is a development that oversees splendid views of the park, and also includes shops separate from the main residential area.
The development consists of a total of 201 double- orientation two-, three-, and four-bedroom units that are all designed thoughtfully with storage rooms and parking spaces for convenience in the everyday life of the residents.
Other key features of the development include its thermal and acoustic efficiency, and the incorporation of innovative and next-generation materials in its construction, architecture and design – specifically, the use of Cosentino’s premium ultracompact surfaces Dekton® and Silestone®.
Almost 8,000 square metres of the ultracompact surface Dekton® were used in the first stage of this residential development, in the construction of its façades and pedestals. Dekton® was chosen to construct the façade cladding due to its excellent aesthetic and specific building qualities that promises exceptional durability and thermal performance: specifically, its high resistance to UV radiation, stains and thermal shocks, low porosity and colour stability. Dekton® has also received ETA 14/0413 (European Technical Assessment) documentation and CE certification as testament to its suitability for use as the cladding of a ventilated façade.
Dekton® surfaces were used in the colours – Warm and Korus – to bring harmony and balance to the overall aesthetic of the development. Warm’s white finish gives the building a cosy feel and brings it into harmony with its surroundings, providing a complementary blank canvass against which the grey of Korus could be used to highlight specific aspects of the façade. The pedestal was surfaced with Domoos, a very elegant black shade that ultimately facilitated a unique contrast with the larger areas for a nice touch of juxtaposition to the eye.
Says Mr Carlos Rubio, the main architect of the development, from architectural firm Estudio Rubio Arquitectura: “The exceptional qualities of Dekton® were a key factor influencing our choice to use it as the façade material. Its large format, as well as its variety of textures and colours, allowed us to respond and emphasise our play on both form and volume.”
Quartz surface Silestone® was used for the interiors, making 72 shower trays and 72 kitchen worktops in total. Silestone® was used with the idea that the interiors of the development, much like the exteriors that surrounded them, would be of the highest quality and designed to stand out.
The shower trays are made from the Silestone® Kador range, which is made of extremely durable quartz that is entirely impervious to stains and scratches. The colour chosen for the trays – Silestone® Blanco Zeus – was selected for the sense of cleanliness, hygiene and space it conveyed to the bathroom environment. Cosentino’s shower trays comply with DIN 51097:1992 standards, certifying their low slip risk.
The kitchen worktops of 72 units were made of Silestone® in Blanco Zeus, a quartz surface in pure white chosen to fill the kitchen with light and maintain a harmonious elegance in the space.
With its excellent quality, aesthetic beauty, and specific qualities of durability, low porosity, stain resistance and knock resistance, the ultracompact Silestone® surface is very suitable for use in a top performing kitchen and home. Silestone® is truly a surface that is a sector benchmark and industry leader, making it a natural choice for homes that prioritise both high functionality and beautiful design.