The Airtec stone system not only provides an innovative façade, but it can also have the aesthetic look required thanks to its natural buff-coloured sandstone appearance.
Airtec natural stone ventilated cladding system was
specified for the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China
Centre Building in the grounds of St Hugh’s College.
A total of 1300m2 of Airtec stone panels were used for
the building’s façade. Two natural stone finishes were used
– Limestone Palais, a white limestone with shell content
and Sandstone Blaxter, a buff-coloured sandstone from
Northumbria. The result was exactly as intended, with a
subtle and natural aesthetic to the exterior that provided
a unique look with high-tech, innovative façade
Our design aspiration was
for the building to observe
its Oxford setting, where
traditional stone buildings
have weathered to a lighter
colour. We required a
traditional material to be
used in a contemporary way,
and the Airtec stone rainscreen
system provided this.
It offered an intriguing finish to the exterior, with
contrasting tones and shades of colour that gave
areas of the building renewed interest and diversity.
It also offered a thermally-efficient, weathertight solution
that would keep the building secure for years to come.
Our multi-layered Ecomin 300 system incorporates mineral wool insulation, which offers a high level of reinforcement. On an aesthetic level, it can be used in conjunction with a wide variety of finishes, textures and colours for a professional, sleek finish.