HI-MACS lightens up the Silver Mountain resort

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22 November 2013
HI-MACS lightens up the Silver Mountain resort

Located in the tourist centre of Poiana Brasov (Romania), the Silver Mountain resort sought to achieve the highest standards of excellence through the harmonious interaction of luxury and nature. The project designers have created a holiday destination reflecting a lifestyle concept within a natural setting.

Based on its reputation in architecture and design in Romania, the Nuca design studio was chosen to execute this project. Project architect and coordinator, Robert Marin, wanted to create a warm, welcoming environment in an elegant style. He selected materials radiating a natural aesthetic, such as the latest generation HI-MACS acrylic stone and wood.

The focal point of the design is the bar counter, inspired by the principal features of the landscape to connect inside and outside. The countertop was built with HI-MACS Opal whilst Alpine White was used for the edges. The inner part of the translucent Opal was engraved with the sponsor’s logo and lit with LEDs. The overall effect is a captivating contrast which synchronises with the relaxed environment.

As a result of the seamless joins of the acrylic stone, the bar has an elegant, fluid appearance, contrasting with the wooden finishes.

In addition to the aesthetic and structural aspects, the bar had to be fully functional. HI-MACS was ideally suited to the restaurant project owing to its particular set of properties: the material is ecological, easy to maintain, resistant to chemical and mechanical operations, uniform, thermoformable in three dimensions and translucent.

Using acrylic stone, the architect’s vision was easily implemented with a refined ecological design which blends perfectly with the environment.

The bar of this modern club bar was created using Lucent lighting and RGB technology to create these spectacular effects.

As a result of seamless joins with HI-MACS, the countertop gives a monolithic impression, appearing to be shaped from a single piece. In addition, the thermoformable properties of this acrylic stone made it possible to gently mould the counter’s four rounded corners.

Architect Robert Marin pursued a functional style so that the metallic structure supporting the entire bar is perceived as a shadow across the translucent cover.

The bar’s facades are created using MDF coated in a water-based matt paint (Supercoat extramatt) with a low environmental impact but high resistance to the inevitable hard knocks a bar receives. Wood was used for the rounded surfaces of the bar, vacuum formed and painted with Supercoat Extramatt.

By using materials with a low environmental impact such as HI-MACS or treated water-based wooden parts, it was possible to achieve an ecological design which compliments the environment perfectly.

Project: The Rock, Silver Mountain
Location: Poiana Brasov, Romania
Design: Nuca Studio
Architect: Robert Marin
Fabricator: Atvangarde Surfaces
Material: HI-MACS Opal
Photo: Stelian Popa


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