“竹材，你根本无法忽视其在意大利最大的购物中心。 由扎哈·哈迪德(Zaha Hadid)设计的CityLife购物区展示了天然材料的多样性。 以其独特的曲线和流畅的形式，建筑师给购物中心带来前所未有的活力。 竹材的温暖加强了欢迎的效果。”
CityLife is a completely renewed neighbourhood in Milan with museums, apartments, offices and recreational area. This has been built in the old market district of Milan, close to the historic city centre. Tre Torri, three prominent residential and office towers, designed by Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind, form an architectural highlight in the neighbourhood. The CityLife Shopping District is built under and between the towers, incorporating the largest shopping mall in Italy: more than 80 shops, 20 restaurants, bars and a cinema. The three towers and the shopping area are located within more than 170,000 m² of public parks.
Over 2 500 m² of bamboo panels, 70 000 meters of bamboo beams and 1 000 m² of bamboo veneer have been used in the interior of the CityLife Shopping District mall. The architects selected MOSO High Density® bamboo in the warm colour Caramel. This material is far harder than most types of wood, because it is made from compressed bamboo strips. The high density and hardness not only ensure a very high durability, but also meet strict fire safety requirements. For CityLife Shopping District, a careful colour selection has been executed, to ensure that the ceilings, floors and counters fit together well.
The ceiling and the pillars are made with bamboo beams and panels. The material, with a minimum thickness of 18 mm, achieves the strict European fire class B-s1-d0. The fire safety has been demonstrated with the tests and certification already available from MOSO®, and with additional tests for the complete ceiling system. With the positive result, the ceiling system is suitable for all public areas. Because the material meets the strict fire safety requirements, impregnation or finishing of the bamboo wood with lacquer was not necessary. In this way, the desired result was achieved: a natural appearance of the bamboo wood.
Bamboo Industriale Density Caramel was selected for the floor: an industrial flooring that is very well suited for intensively used public spaces. The floor, consisting of compressed bamboo strips, is glued and finished on site. In order to match the appearance of floors, ceilings and pillars completely, a very natural matt gloss lacquer with fire-resistant properties has been applied. With this lacquer, the Bamboo Industriale flooring preserves its natural appearance and meets the stringent durability and fire safety requirements.
For the architect and contractor, the homogeneous appearance of the bamboo wood was of the utmost importance. MOSO®, as a world leading bamboo specialist, is able to supply a variety of products in the same colour grade. MOSO® Density® bamboo is made by compressing crushed bamboo strips into beams and panels. By steaming the bamboo strips, the light natural colour tint of bamboo is changed to a warm caramel tint. The final appearance depends on the temperature and duration of this process. For the CityLife Shopping District deliveries, extensive colour selections were carried out, with the MOSO® team in China playing a crucial role.
Visitors to CityLife Shopping District see a beautiful wood-like interior, without direct connection with the fastest growing plant in the world. Bamboo has many technical and ecological advantages:
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