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Meeting point for citizens

Postado em 13/01/2012 Comentar
Meeting point for citizens

(January 2012) Public places with tradicional paving stones such as cubes or small slabs are generally little attractive, just like pure asphalt covers.
To resolve this problem, new geometric concepts with more sophisticated cut to size stones have been applied, recently. These concepts offer a variety of alternative architectures for paving public places. A good example is the Knud Vissenbjerg Plass (square Knud Vissenbjerg) in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, where slabs of trapezoidal shape have been used to create an attractive geometry.
Dark basalt and white granite have been selected for this new paving concept. On rainy days, the two stones become specially contrasting. The company Jogra has provided the stones and the company Steen&Lund was responsable to put the stones in place.
Comments from Orex Mineração Ltda:
The project referred to above, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, illustrates well the recent changes in urban architecture. It points out the tendency to replace tradicional pavings with cubes, etc. by cut to size stones of differently shaped plates with the objective to create new geometric compositions.
For public squares in Brazil we recommend the use of laminated stones like quartzites with natural surfaces and diamond sawn edges, or even irregular slabs ‘opus incertum’ with sizes varying from 3/5 to 1/3 pieces per square meter. (see our website www.orex.com.br )

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