Sterling Surfaces Brings DuPont™ Corian® to Miami Beach
Project: Handrails - Faena House Luxury Condominium Tower
Material: DuPont™ Corian®
Location: Miami Beach - Miami, FL
Developer: Alan Faena, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect: Sir Norman Foster, London, England
Contractor: Permasteelisa Group
Fabricator: Sterling Surfaces, Sterling, MA
Photographer: Kyle J. Caldwell
What an exciting an challenging project this was! The Faena House project called for over 7,800 linear ft of Glacier White Corian® to be used as handrail caps on 14 floors of balconies on the 17 floor luxury tower.
To create the futuristic look the architect was going for required that we thermoform the Corian® material. This made the nice round profile, but to then fit around the curved balcony layout, the handrail had to then be formed again. To produce this complex, double-formed shape, we actually designed and built our own custom machine.
Solid Surface material, such as the DuPont™ Corian® used on this project, is a great choice for outdoor use. This material is highly versatile and holds up well under the elements from snowy New England to sunny Miami beach.