PROLAT, an industrial company producing and marketing minerals, mortars and paints, has been operating since 1965 in Mandra, Attica, where it owns a factory in its privately owned 10-stremma piece of land. The company is ISO 9001 certified and performs daily quality controls in every stage of the production process. PROLAT also possesses a special construction department and is capable of producing custom-made products responding to the specific needs and demands of each individual customer.
We possess highly trained specialized crews, for which we can offer a 100% performance guarantee.
We possess our own factory; therefore, we are capable of producing our own products and we can offer a 100% quality guarantee.
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PROLAT COOPERATES WITH RENZO PIANO!
Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world that have been continuously inhabited for thousands of years, has many reasons to be proud: a fascinating history, famous ancient monuments, a vibrant life, countless opportunities for entertainment and, most of all, am exceptionally rich cultural tradition. It is this tradition that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center now aspires to serve. The SNFCC is a very special multifunctional complex of uniquely designed buildings and open spaces suitable for all sorts of educational and artistic activities and events that is a real jewel for the Greek capital. The highly functional and welcoming environment of a new state-of-the-art building will house the National Library of Greece, which is to modernize and expand its scope so as to cater to the needs of a very broad public of all age groups and educational levels, from academic researchers to adolescents and children, and will include a lending library, a research unit and exhibition space, in an area of nearly 22,000 m2. The Greek National Opera will be another pole of attraction in SNFCC not only for music lovers but also for all those who are fascinated by pioneering architectural creations. The new opera house, a 28,000 m2 versatile space with perfect acoustics, able to make good use of new technologies and suitable for various kinds of performances and events, also includes a children’s stage, a smaller alternative stage, and a dance school. This impressive structure is situated in a picturesque green landscape with verdant gardens, alleys, paths, water fountains and playgrounds that offers precious breaths of life and open spaces suitable both for recreation and for artistic expression and creation so much-needed in the densely populated metropolis. In the Mediterranean Garden visitors can enjoy a feast of colours and fragrances and discover plants and flowers of the Greek flora. Winding paths starting from the Mediterranean Garden lead to a gently inclined hill beneath which is the building of the National Library and the Opera House. On the summit of the park stands the Reading Room, a glass-walled structure with unobstructed views ideal for reading, daydreaming or meditation. A tree-lined Esplanade runs parallel to it, along a wide canal connected with the sea. Here visitors may enjoy strolling, jogging or cycling. Innovations are not limited to the construction and aesthetics of SNFCC: the energy needs of the building are covered by a 100m x 100m photovoltaic canopy supported by metal pillars, the ingenious mechanical design of which has already earned SNFCC the Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the first such distinction for a project of this scale not only in Greece but also in Europe. The decision of Stavros Niarchos Foundation to cooperate with the architectural bureau Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which was announced in 2008 after a closed architectural competition, was a milestone in the history of the Cultural Center’s construction. The world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano has been one of the top architects on a global scale for the last 40 years. He has made his mark with pioneering works all over the world, such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the International Terminal at the Kansai International Airport in Osaka, the Beyeler Foundation Museum in Basel, Switzerland, the redevelopment of Potsdamer Square in Berlin, the new offices of the “New York Times” and the “green” building of the California Academy of Sciences in the United States etc. The multi-award winning architect has a unique ability to make the most of the particular features of every location, showing utmost respect for the “genius loci”, namely the spirit of each place; using his favourite materials (glass, wood, metal), in combination with natural light and the water element, wherever this is possible, he harmoniously incorporates his creations to the existing urban grid, always in accordance with the principles of sustainability, which is a top priority for him. The entire project has been executed according to the highest technical and environmental specifications, while strict processes and quality controls have been applied both to the selection of the materials and to the methods of using and incorporating them into the final overall result. PROLAT has played its own part in this significant large-scale project. Renzo Piano has honoured us with his trust, as our company was selected to cover all floors and pathways in the gardens and open spaces. So, 12.35 of the approximately 50 acres of the SNFCC have been covered with stabilized ceramic floor, PROLAT Floor. Proud of our contribution to this landmark project and unwaveringly loyal to our commitment to offer quality materials combining strength, durability and aesthetic excellence, we endorse the philosophy of the great architect that is summed up in what he said in his latest interview: “Beauty can save the world.”
PROLAT GOES TO EKALI!
Under the clear blue sky of Attica, the light softens all lines, mellows all forms and reveals the hidden beauty of every shape and object. This modern private residence in Ekali makes the best possible use of the unique Greek sunlight, allowing it to flood its interior through the floor-to-ceiling windows and bathe every surface and every single piece of furniture. PROLAT has covered all floors and stairs with Lavaplaster, which sets off perfectly the clean, austere lines, the open spaces and the minimalist decoration of the house. The bright light caressing it with golden touches accentuates and brings to life its folds and shadows that create a visually attractive contrast with the surrounding pale colours. And the final result is a pleasant and relaxing picture –which is exactly what our home environment should be like.
PROLAT GOES TO NAFPLIO!
The first snowflakes are swirling in the wind and the brightly decorated city streets remind us that Christmas is coming. Sitting by the fireplace with a nice cup of hot chocolate, we have already started making Christmas holiday plans, which include, apart from happy family moments in the warmth of our home, rejuvenating winter excursions… In picturesque Nafplio, one of the most popular all-year-round holiday destinations in Greece, a beautiful neoclassical building in the old town houses Messini Pension. In a friendly and hospitable environment combining classy old-time style with all modern comforts, guests can enjoy the charming romantic atmosphere of times past in five fully renovated rooms. PROLAT has creatively contributed to the harmonious mix of traditional and modern materials, applying Lavaplaster to the bathrooms and balconies, where cement tiles have also been used. In addition, all hotel areas have been painted with PROLIN and PROLOUT paints, creating tasteful colour combinations pleasing to the eye and ideal for relaxation. A magical place for a holiday… any time of the year!
PROLAT GOES TO SCHOOL!
The sweet weather of the Indian summer can no longer deceive anyone: autumn is here, along with the first rains, the yellow leaves dancing in the wind, and the voices and laughter of children returning to school. And schools should welcome pupils, especially the youngest ones, offering them a pleasant and hospitable environment that will influence significantly their attitude to learning. The kindergarten of the German School of Athens is absolutely ready: PROLAT anti-slip Lavaplaster has been applied to all exterior floors, guaranteeing the quality and safety required. The ceramic floor, another product of PROLAT known for its natural beauty, has also been used on the schoolyard surfaces. For the successful execution of this project PROLAT had the privilege to cooperate with a dynamic technical company, Plethron Constructions, and the multi-award winning architectural office Potiropoulos & Partners.