Marble in congress palaces and fairgrounds is the best option when the space aims to transmit an image of modernity and tradition at the same time.
One of the challenges large capitals are facing is to be selected as the venue for international congresses from different sectors. To achieve this goal, the administrators strive to offer a dynamic but balanced and functional image of the city.
The versatility of marble in colors and finishes allows its application in the most avant-garde architectural and interior projects. In addition, its historical importance and robustness demonstrate the capacity of the city to host large trade fair projects, while offering the best facilities to visitors.
TINO Natural Stone has participated in several marble projects in congress palaces and fairgrounds. Let’s have a look at a few examples.
China Pavilion at Shanghai Exhibition 2010
The Chinese Pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010 is one of the architectural exponents that best represents the fusion between tradition and modernity.
China, not only participated in this universal exhibition but was also the host country and organizer of the event. Therefore, its pavilion had to show the greatness of the past, present, and future of the Asian giant.
The selection of materials such as beige marble facilitates the consecration of this type of projects as important cultural, social and economic centers. The building was reopened in 2012 as the China Art Museum, the largest art museum in Asia.
In the image, we see the Royal Cream placed in a dynamic cladding with a large joint that enhances the verticality of the design. The finish is polished, contributing to create a shiny mirror surface that highlights the reflection of natural light.
Palacio de Congresos de Sevilla (Seville Conference Centre)
Seville is the capital of Andalusia, the most populated and second largest region in Spain. The political, cultural and economic weight of “the city that falls in love” requires a conference center at the height of its dynamism.
TINO Natural Stone carried out the floor coverings in grey quartzite. This multidisciplinary circular room allows the celebration of any event. Its diaphanousness highlights the beauty of the natural stone floor, which has a star-shaped rosette in the center.
The complex has an area of 50,000 m². It has three pavilions of 7,200 m², an outdoor square of 2,000 m², two auditoriums, meeting rooms and restaurants covering 1,500 m².
Malaga Conference Centre
Another example of marble in congress palaces and fairgrounds is Malaga, the cultural center of the Costa del Sol. It is a city that has traditionally led the tourism sector at an international level. However, today it is also at the forefront of such innovative projects as the development of the ultra-fast Hyperloop train. The design of its congress center is not far behind either:
This particular building, as well as the city’s airport terminal, needs to be prepared for events of a very diverse nature and during all seasons of the year.
TINO Natural Stone participated in its interiors with Oriental Green marble, Parador Cream, Grey Granite and Emperor Brown in a polished finish.
In the image, we can see how the designer has played with the brown tones of the Emperor Brown marble and the toasted tones of the Parador Cream to design large undulating borders. The realization required individual planning of flat pieces and dry spread in the factory before installing to ensure the dimensional accuracy of the drawing.
The wave-shaped movement remains on the outside, through the same materials and the same shades, but in non-slip finishes. As opposed to the interior polishing, a honing has been chosen on the exterior.
Finally, we show a detail of the bathrooms, in which we see how the chromatic homogeneity of the materials has been maintained.
The sober and elegant design of the solid worktop made of a considerable thickness stands out. The washbasins were carved with a subtle inclination that allows the water to flow to the side. Also, the ensemble is supported by trapezoidal elements that provide a sensation of lightness and robustness at the same time.
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