World’s largest true 3D dual concavity architecture
——DuPont™ Corian® latest application at Shenzhen Sea World
As the starting point of a 15 km -long Shenzhen Bay Marina landscape, Sea World is an urban ecological complex that embraces the themes of international, fashion, exotic, and leisure. The location combines top global boutiques, exotic cuisines, trendy entertainment and exciting water performances. Shenzhen Sea World is set as the most creative and dynamic international business district and a future landmark in China.
Located at the impact space in front of an antique marine ship, the ancient Chinese gold sycee like architecture is the world’s first true 3D application of DuPont™ Corian® exterior cladding. At the first sight, it’s not difficult to relate the aesthetics of the building to the Hollywood movie “Avatar". The design concept originated from the spaceships in "Avatar". In fact, the blueprint of the architecture is hand-drawn by the chief designer of “Avatar”. The design concept is translated into this meticulously crafted building by a world-renowned American architectural firm CALLISON. This futuristic design provides a visual shock beyond imagination by combining state-of-the-art craftsmanship and top class performance façade material - DuPont™ Corian®.
Unlike any architecture built in the past, the design complexity makes it extremely difficult to build with traditional technique and material. The developer, investor and architectural design firm spent extensive time and effort to search for the best solution to realize this futuristic design. The façade needs to be digitally divided into more than 4000 unique panels in various shape and concavity. Each panel needs to be precise in every angle in order to seamlessly join into a complete true 3D building façade. DuPont™ Corian® can be easily crafted into any shape through thermoforming; providing everlasting durability and easy to clean surface solution. No other material can provide such flexibility and precision without sacrificing any material performance.
DuPont™ Corian® provides breakthrough architectural innovation in façade solution in thermoforming, seamless joining, molding with extreme precision. The aesthetics and performance of Corian® proves to be a perfect solution to the Sea World sycee plaza. It is a modern fashion temperament as well as the world's largest true 3D solid surface façade project. The success achieved by this landmark building marks another perfect example for DuPont™ Corian® as exterior cladding solution.