13/02/2018 - Potsdam railway station is a key public transport junction for the city. It is packed out by crowds of visitors every day, in part thanks to its 24-hour opening hours. There can be an average of as many as 70,000. The countless stores in the Shopping Centre attached to the Station, accessible from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., favour use of the internal space and complete the Station’s public service role.
The station was designed in the 1990s and, more than 20 years after it was built, the need emerged to remodernise the shared inside areas, to renovate the flooring in particular, which had become especially worn.
The GMP Architekten Firm of Hamburg oversaw the original project, with their distinctive take on architecture built on the foundational values of solidity, longevity, beauty and sustainability. These four principles were strictly observed also by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten GmbH, who designed the new flooring, in the choice of using Laminam’s large-size, minimum-thickness ceramic slabs for all of the floors, pure porcelain stoneware that brings together aesthetic excellence with great resistance to impact, scratches, stains and chemicals.
ceramic slabs in 1000×2700mm size and 5.6mm thickness from the I Naturali
, Pietra di Savoia Avorio series were used for the floors, on a total area of 6,500 m2. I Naturali is a unique series that guarantees the same large-size outcome as the most commonly used natural materials, thus offering designers and planners yet unexplored possibilities to accomplish projects of major architectural value. As with the natural stones inspiring them, the various textures of the I Naturali series with their coarser surface offer anti-slip characteristics making them ideal for flooring applications.
THE COLLECTION: I NATURALI
A new architectural concept with a genuine allure.
A magnifying glass on equivalent stone look that faithfully reproduces the technical essence and aesthetics of material from which it draws inspiration, revealing textures with high technological value. A unique collection that guarantees the same performance on large size of the most common natural materials.
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Laminam for the Potsdam railway station in Berlin