Architects are constantly searching for building products and solutions which mitigate the negative climatic effects of excessive CO2 production. Specifying eco-friendly, low-impact cladding is one way in which this can be achieved. Neolith® has fast become the eco-friendly material of choice for commercial facade systems. Recently, 18,300 square feet of Strata Argentum Riverwashed 6mm was specified across the exterior of Daalsesingel, a managed office space in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Bakers Architecten were immediately drawn to Neolith® surfaces, which are manufactured in a carbon-neutral environment from natural raw material. The client, ASR, wanted three major improvements to the structure: incorporating more natural daylight, improving the appearance, and making it as sustainable as possible. While sourcing sustainable surfaces was important, Bakers Architecten also needed a robust and durable material to withstand the daily impact of city life, meteorological conditions, and to offer the client long-term value. Neolith’s® inherent properties make it highly resistant to wear and tear and its low porosity also means it’s easy to maintain and clean; this significantly reduces the evenly detailed frames, giving the building a distinctive and urbane appearance and complementing its surroundings.
Learn more about Neolith’s sustainable facades here: https://neolithfacades.com/