Winner of the Prime Property Prize Małopolska 2013 and recipient of a distinction at the 2012 art Urbanica competition, Building D at the Bonarka area for Business (B4B) features 9,500 square metres of light and airy office space.
For Lufthansa Global Services (LGBS), the building is a perfect fit, thanks also to its convenient location in the heart of Bonarka city centre in Krakow, Poland.
It incorporates seven Class A office buildings in an innovative urban arrangement, with the first four buildings (A, B, C and D) constructed between 2011 and 2013.
According to the developer TriGranit Development Corporation, B4B was designed to contain contemporary office environment features, including unique architecture, high-quality fit-out materials, versatile space arrangement, constant daylight access, eco-friendly technology, and an easily accessible parking area.
Additionally, international safety regulations have become increasingly stricter in recent years, and fire safety is now one of the key priorities for major developers. Hence the construction of building D required exceptional quality, safety-oriented materials to match the structure of B4B.
Offering a selection of products that meet and often exceed flammability regulations in many countries, Elval Colour provided a perfect solution for the project.
The developers chose to invest in the reliable and regulatory-compliant materials of Elval Colour, which supplied the self-supporting etalbond FR aluminium composite panels for building D. The panels offer a number of features, including exceptional flatness, high strength, low weight and extreme fire resistance.
Etalbond FR contains a mineral core that complies with high fire classification requirements. Due to its structure, etalbond FR aluminium panels are non-flammable.
Another advantage of etalbond FR is that it is 100% recyclable. Both the mineral core and the aluminium sheets are recycled within the specially built facilities at the company’s plant and can be reused to produce new products.
Elval Colour provided a total of 4,300 square metres of etalbond FR panels in a black/grey colour for the project. These panels were manufactured to be 1700mm-wide to reduce the number of visible joints between the facade and the glazing. Experienced Krakow contractor Inter-Bud was responsible for installation of the panels.
Building D is a great example of etalbond FR’s capabilities. It provides added architectural elegance to the structure while meeting the requirements of B4B occupants, which was the key area of focus for TriGranit.
According to Árpád Török, CEO at TriGranit Building D: “The high quality finishing materials and facilities in building D fulfil the requirements of our tenants and that is what TriGranit cares about the most.”