Socar’s gasoline stations, Azerbaijan; project and photo by Socar
Superior functionality and aesthetical quality: a worldwide first for gasoline stations worldwide
High-tech, innovative architectural wall cladding made with Corian® solid surface was created for the entire network of SOCAR’s gasoline stations in Azerbaijan. This is a world first in architecture - all of the building structures for the national network of SOCAR gasoline stations are going to have external cladding made with Corian® solid surface, a high-tech surfacing material known worldwide for its superior combination of functionality and aesthetic beauty. Corian® material has the capability to be a super-versatile design solution that is extremely practical and very durable. This architectural upgrade brings the gasoline station network of SOCAR to a world-class position in terms of innovation, elegance, and functionality.
The entire project includes Corian® solid surfacing material being used for the external cladding of approximately 120 gasoline stations belonging to SOCAR’s network, which spreads all over Azerbaijan.
The external cladding of the buildings represents one of the most promising new applications of Corian® solid surface. The research and development teams at DuPont have gathered decades of experience in materials and technologies, combined it with the experience of qualified customers and partners, and linked this know-how to the vision and the imagination of creative architects. This knowledge serves as the substantial background behind the application of Corian® advanced surfacing material for the external “skin” of a building.
The result is a new, versatile, reliable and elegant solution – based on a great material like Corian® solid surface – which is able to meet the innovation and performance needs of modern architecture. Corian® material combines aesthetics with high performance, making it an ideal choice for panellised façade systems for both commercial and residential buildings.
Coloured all the way through, Corian® made-to-measure panels offer easy maintenance, good weather and UV resistance, and high-quality detailing and finishing possibilities.
The panels made with Corian® exterior cladding for the SOCAR’s gasoline stations are fabricated by the Azerbaijan company PALITRA MMC (official distributor of Corian® surfacing material in Azerbaijan). The panels made with Corian® solid surfaces are fixed with a supporting structure equipped with an invisible fastening system, a solution providing a modern and high-tech look.
About SOCAR - Employing approximately 59,000 highly-qualified people, SOCAR is the State oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic and one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.