Arquitectonica chose Neolith in various colours for the facades of the Hudson Lights complex in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The development includes a shopping centre and a residential building, with 300 apartments on 12 floors.
A strength of the project is in the facades, featuring different materials, which create material contrasts. The typical climate of this area and the high-density traffic, however, advised against the use of wood or natural stone, copper or marble, because of high maintenance difficulties and costs.
The Neolith sintered stone has been therefore the best choice, both for its resistance to the weather and to elements, and for the fitting system, which allows the creation of continuous facades, impeccably smooth, with 6 mm slabs. The use of Strata Argentum, Pierre Bleu, Iron Corten, Calacatta, Estatuario and Nero Zimbabwe colours has also made it possible to achieve the same material contrast that is generated by using different materials, by using the same sintered stone for all the surfaces.
Arquitectonica‘s passion for facades is clearly recognizable also in the Milanese skyscrapers Solaria and Aria, recently built in the new Porta Nuova area. The ventilated façades of Hudson Lights are a clear expression of this design capacity: 2,350 square metres of Neolith sintered stone of various colours and finishes have been used for their construction, which together give the project a remarkable aesthetic value, making it not just a simple shopping mall.