A total of 1700m2 of Flowcretes attractive terrazzo flooring system, Mondéco Earth, was laid in the lobby area and another 1900m2 of the seamless, epoxy floor finish was applied within the buildings music hall at Nanjing's new Youth Olympic Centre.
Nanjing was the host city for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in August this year and the citys new Youth Olympic Centre was constructed especially for the event.
The highly stylised design of the building meant that the floor area of both the lobby and music hall had to be able to combine high-end aesthetics with the strength to withstand a substantial level of foot traffic.
Flowcretes resin flooring system surpassed the alternatives put forward by several domestic and foreign competitors and on the basis of this was personally selected by Zaha Hadid for the project.
Mondéco Earth has been designed to provide architects with the flexibility to create bespoke, shimmering designs across a venues floor area. Zaha Hadid utilised this aesthetic potential to create a smooth almond coloured surface with an eye-catching arrangement of rich brown squares that are dynamically dispersed across the floor.
The floor finish matched the colour and pattern of the surrounding walls and roof, artistically connecting the interiors and reinforcing the buildings fluid design style. Flint and granite aggregates incorporated within the floors resin matrix create a luxurious glittering lustre underfoot.
Mondéco Earth is often installed in environments where aesthetics, durability and hygiene are of paramount concern. The system is easy to clean and maintain and boasts excellent abrasion and impact resistance, making it perfect for a building that needs to maintain its appearance in the face of large numbers of visitors.