A £2.1 million affordable housing scheme by housing association Family Mosaic on New Kent Road – near Elephant and Castle, London – includes latticed façades inspired by ivy vines, making use of Trespa’s Meteon panels.
The 21-unit development revived an existing brownfield site and the building’s distinctive front and rear façades are designed to resemble a creeping vine, in the form of triangular cladding on the front and rear elevations.
Trespa’s Meteon panels helped to create the distinctive and striking façade. Yet the panels are also vandal resistant, tough and easy to keep clean and retain their appearance over a long period of time.
Trespa’s products are weather resistant, coping with extreme climate changes. Both the UV resistance and colour stability of the vertically applied decorative surface comply with the highest score classification 4-5 measured with the grey scale according to ISO 105 A02.
The key benefits of Meteon are a pore free surface structure, ensuring that practically no dirt accumulates; guaranteed high impact resistance; and testing has proved the panels fall within one of the most favourable fire retardant classes.
This combination of aesthetics, flexibility, strength and safety are showcased in this development.