Nanjing, China, Youth Olympic Center
Flowcrete’s Mondéco Earth system was used in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Center.

Flowcrete’s flooring was chosen by architect Zaha Hadid for use in the Nanjing, China, Youth Olympic Center.

The stylish design of the building meant that the floor area of both the lobby and music hall had to be able to combine high-end aesthetics with the strength to withstand a substantial level of foot traffic.

To demonstrate the appearance and functionality of its Mondéco Earth system Flowcrete China, which is part of the global resin flooring specialist’s Flowcrete Group, presented the designers with a mock-up of the final floor.

A total of 18,300 square feet of Flowcrete’s terrazzo flooring system, Mondéco Earth, was laid in the lobby area and over 20,000 square feet of the seamless, epoxy floor finish was applied within the building’s music hall.

According to the company, Mondéco Earth has been designed to provide architects with the flexibility to create bespoke, shimmering designs across a venue’s floor area. Hadid utilized this aesthetic potential to create a smooth almond colored surface with an eye-catching arrangement of rich brown squares that are dynamically dispersed across the floor.

The floor finish matched the color and pattern of the surrounding walls and roof, artistically connecting the interiors and reinforcing the building’s fluid design style. Flint and granite aggregates incorporated within the floor’s resin matrix create a luxurious glittering luster underfoot.

Having supplied flooring systems for South Africa’s Soccer City stadium ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as well as London’s Emirates and Wembley Stadiums, Flowcrete is no stranger to working on global projects.

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