Roca Gallery London
Unimaginable shapes with White cement
Close cooperation with top internationally renowned architects is the philosophy of bathroom outfitters Roca. The office of star architect Zaha Hadid was chosen for the design of the London showroom. The architects from the famous offices drew inspiration for their plans from sliding movements of water, and their designs feature all the building elements flowing into one another. A total of 1,100 m² of exhibition space will be created on the ground floor of an existing building. Through more than two and a half years of continuous research and development work, K. S. Thaleck has developed a composite sandwich structure made of concrete and aluminium, pitching it under the name CEton (Concrete Embedded Composite). An outstanding advantage of CEton is that concrete elements can therefore be manufactured in previously unimaginable shapes. Only in this way was it is possible for K. S. Thaleck to bring the architects' visions to fruition. Even though the wall and ceiling elements and the façade of the showroom are mostly grey, K. S. Thaleck adopted a base of CRH's White Cement, which he coloured with black pigments. "With CRH White Cement as a base, we can achieve any colour desired by the architect and ensure a degree of colour consistency," said the Managing Director. "In CRH White we have found a partner that consistently offers the same level of quality and ready to work with us on some unusual tasks. The company's employees were always ready with their extensive knowledge and expertise, which went far beyond the cement sector. We would just like to say thank you for this close cooperation."
Company undertaking the work
B & T Bau & Technologie GmbH
Am Holzplatz 12-14
With CRH White Cement as a base, we can achieve any colour desired by the architect and ensure a degree of colour consistency.