PROLAT GOES TO OLOF PALME PARK!
In densely populated cities, parks do not only serve as green lungs that replenish oxygen in the atmosphere but are also valuable oases of beauty amid the urban grey and multifunctional recreation centres hosting all sorts of sports and cultural activities. A perfect example is Olof Palme Park in Thessaloniki, a completely renovated historical green area specially configured so as to respond to the inhabitants and visitors’ needs. Apart from various improvements and additions, today the park offers walking, running and biking paths for users of all ages, including people with limited mobility. The ceramic floor of PROLAT is a natural, bioclimatic material ideal for use by pedestrians, athletes, toddlers, people in wheelchairs, etc. PROLAT floor, as Renzo Piano’s team named it after our cooperation at the park of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, is characterized by remarkable natural beauty. Furthermore, it absorbs rain waters, thus preventing the underground from drying up.
PROLAT GOES TO MESSOLONGHI!
In a dream landscape where two large rivers, Achelous and Evinos, meet the sea, creating the biggest lagoon in Greece and a valuable ecosystem with rare bird species and lush vegetation, you literally lose the sense of time, basking in the serenity that you can find only in nature. In this magical place, and with absolute respect for its unique natural beauty, Plaza Messolonghi, an all day café, bar and restaurant, was recently renovated and is already welcoming customers at the edge of Messolonghi harbor. To this friendly food, beverage and leisure outlet that combines elegance, discreet luxury and enchanting views, PROLAT has added its own special touches. Exterior and interior floors have been coated with PROLAT quartz mosaic, a particularly practical anti-slip material that exhibits remarkable mechanical strength, is not affected by cleaning chemicals, and does not require maintenance. For the walls, both indoors and outdoors, PROLAT chose the natural paint Lavapaint, which, in addition to its aesthetic excellence, remains unaltered over time and is available at a very attractive price. On bathroom floors, PROLAT has used Lavamosaic, a product well-known for its high quality and excellent wear-resistance, which makes it ideal for surfaces subject to hard use. The overall final result, as evidently shown in the photos, is pleasing to the eye, functional and in perfect harmony with the beautiful natural environment.
PROLAT GOES TO MATI!
It is common knowledge that the first visual impressions of any place, let alone those of a shop, are absolutely vital, as they determine the guests’ desire to visit it again in the future. The secret is to make the right choices –of materials, colours, combinations. That was the recipe for success followed by this hair salon in Mati, Attica, where PROLAT applied LavaMosaic to all floors. It was the perfect choice, as LavaMosaic evidently makes the place feel pleasantly comfortable and spacious, while its pale and tastefully discreet colour really shows to advantage the modern minimalist decoration and the natural light. LavaMosaic, one of the most popular quality products of PROLAT, is remarkably thinner than old type mosaics thanks to the special resins it contains. In addition, it exhibits outstanding mechanical strength and excellent resistance to all sorts of wear and damage caused by intense usage and time.
PROLAT GOES TO ANTIPAROS!
Antiparos, a rocky island of rare natural beauty at the heart of the Cyclades, is rightly considered to be a secret paradise thanks to its quiet beaches, picturesque little bays, fairytale caves and crystal clear emerald waters. Visitors are also fascinated by its colours: the whitewashed houses, the grey cobbled alleys and the charming yards overflowing with pink bougainvilleas. Clean lines and colours reflecting the dazzling Greek sunlight, which are the dominant elements of Cycladic architectural tradition, characterize the elegantly simple house whose spacious, light and ergonomically designed interior PROLAT has successfully shown to advantage. Lavaplaster, the material chosen for all interior surfaces –floors, walls, bathrooms, staircases– is 100% Greek and bioclimatic, exhibits remarkable durability and is available in more than 150 colours. It is also worth noting that PROLAT Lavaplaster is completely waterproof and, with the use of a special varnish, ensures full protection against all kinds of staining. The choice of pale, discreet colours, such as white, whitish and grey, and the smooth, uninterrupted surfaces create an excellent final result that is aesthetically impeccable and relaxing to the eye.
PROLAT GOES TO KATAKOLO!
In Katakolo, Ileia, an idyllic area that combines mountain serenity and sea freshness, the scenic bay of Saint Andrew attracts crowds of visitors with its crystal clear waters and breathtaking sunsets. Beauvoir, the all-day beach bar of Vriniotis family named after the local Frankish castle, lies on the beautiful homonymous beach, literally by the sea, with unobstructed views of the endless blue of the Ionian Sea. The credit for its construction goes to Yiotis Karabatakis of k-studio, an internationally renowned architecture firm. PROLAT, in turn, has contributed to the creation of a particularly attractive environment exuding discreet luxury and comfort, with one of its popular quality products, LavaMosaic, which was used on the floor and the built-in couches. PROLAT LavaMosaic, a material exhibiting outstanding mechanical strength suitable for all kinds of interior and exterior floors meant for hard use, matches perfectly with wood and stone, the two dominant elements of the structure, lending it an aura of simplicity and the minimalist style that are in perfect harmony with the natural landscape.
PROLAT GOES TO OIA, SANTORINI!
Santorini, the superstar of the Cyclades, famous for its magical sunsets and rich history that connects it with fascinating ancient myths, among which the legend of lost Atlantis, boasts a plethora of luxury hotels perfectly harmonized with the unique volcanic landscape. One of the newest additions is Saint Hotel, a complex of 16 suites with private swimming pools and terraces and breathtaking views, at the edge of the picturesque village of Oia. The architectural inspiration for this impressive hotel, built in six successive tiers on the rocky slope of the caldera, is credited to Kapsimalis Architects. PROLAT undertook to cover all the exterior floors and stairs of this luxury hotel with quartz mosaic, one of its products that are widely known for their top quality and durability. Thanks to its outstanding mechanical strength and anti-slip texture, PROLAT quartz mosaic is ideal for coating all types of joint-free outdoor floors, and especially swimming pool decks. In addition, it is not affected by ordinary chemical cleaning agents and does not require maintenance. Lastly, it is available in a wide variety of colours thanks to the different colorations of the natural quartz stone and can therefore match any architectural concept and cover all exterior space requirements, guaranteeing an excellent aesthetic result.
PROLAT GOES TO PAROS!
In Paros, one of the most beautiful and fertile Cycladic islands, famous for its fine white marble and endless sandy beaches, building lines and colours have been clearly influenced by the austere landscape, which is dominated by the dazzling sun and the meltemi winds, and love for tradition. PROLAT has left its mark on a spacious and functional private house that combines the best elements of Cycladic architecture with all the comforts of contemporary life, using two of its most popular products: quartz mosaic and Lavaplaster. Quartz mosaic was used for outdoor floor coating; it is a particularly durable anti-slip material that is not affected by chemical cleaners and does not need maintenance, which makes it ideal for surfaces exposed to rough use and harsh weather conditions. For interior floors and bathrooms, PROLAT chose Lavaplaster, an eco-friendly, natural and bioclimatic material, which, in addition, is totally waterproof. Quartz mosaic and Lavaplaster are two top quality and easy to use products of PROLAT that offer an exceptional aesthetic result plus excellent durability, thus meeting all modern construction requirements.
PROLAT GOES TO AKROTIRI, SANTORINI!
Santorini, an enchanting Cycladic island with a fascinating ancient history and the most stunning sunsets in the world, is strewn with beautiful villages, such as Akrotiri, which is famous for the prehistoric settlement excavated there and its Venetian tower. Akrorama is a modern luxury complex built in a unique landscape of wild natural beauty; it consists of a private villa and three fantastic suites with breathtaking views over the Aegean blue and the caldera. PROLAT, using the natural paint Lavapaint on the walls of all the rooms, once more contributed decisively to the creation of a relaxing, welcoming and pleasant environment. Lavapaint, which is suitable both for interior and exterior walls and available in a rich variety of colours, is particularly practical, as it can be easily applied to any smooth surface and, thanks to a special impregnation varnish, can become completely waterproof and remain unaltered over time. Apart from its practical value, this exquisite product guarantees an amazing aesthetic result with an attractive texture and a refreshing natural sense created by its harmonious striations and shadings, as clearly shown in the pictures. These advantages of Lavapaint natural paint, coupled with its very economical price, make it an ideal solution for private residences, tourist installations and workplaces.
PROLAT GOES TO COCOMAT JUMELLE!
Can one find a little corner of tranquillity and ensure a pleasant and quiet stay at the heart of a chaotic and densely populated European metropolis like Athens? Cocomat Jumelle Hotel in Kolonaki proves that yes, it is possible. Thanks to its central location, it combines the advantages of easy access to significant sights, monuments, museums and markets and the ability to discover a city that never sleeps plus all the comforts and luxury of a modern, cosmopolitan hotel. PROLAT, with its rich experience and one of its most widely recognized products, has added its bit here too. PROLAT Lavaplaster, which was used for covering the walls and roof in the garden and the heated pool, and the selection of “concrete board” style have contributed decisively to the creation of an attractive environment where finesse and elegance coexist with the simplicity and clean lines of the industrial style of decoration. The quality materials of PROLAT always set off to advantage any space, guaranteeing not only practical usefulness and durability but also aesthetic perfection.
PROLAT GOES OUT ON THE BALCONY!
In a country with a Mediterranean climate and lots of sunny days like Greece, balconies and terraces are much more important and useful than in the colder and rainier western and northern countries, as they are essentially an extension of the usable space of a residence or shop. PROLAT has coated the floor of a spacious penthouse balcony in Petralona, Athens, with quartz mosaic. PROLAT quartz mosaic, an anti-slip material unaffected by chemical cleaning agents, exhibits outstanding mechanical strength and does not require maintenance, which makes it ideal for such outdoor floors. It is available in a wide variety of colours and the absence of joints makes the space look bigger, which is why the aesthetic dimension of the final result fully meets even the most demanding expectations.