Levantina and its Natural Stone, luxury stars at Starlite Marbella 2016
Starlite Marbella is the essential musical and social date of the summer in Spain. For about five consecutive weeks it gathers in this Andalusian city of the Costa del Sol thousands of attendees to enjoy concerts by Carlos Santana, Robert Plant, Alejandro Sanz or The Coors, on top of gastronomic evenings, fashion shows, art exhibitions or its already famous charity gala with actor Antonio Banderas as its host.
Grupo Levantina did not want to miss this year’s Starlite edition and participates in a very special way, always counting with its Natural Stone in the leading role. Collaborating with architect Héctor Ruiz Velázquez, Levantina has created the Welcome Desk for the festival VIPs, an area full of sophistication and style.
According to Héctor Ruiz, “the main objective in this project with Levantina has been to create an entrance and VIP reception area beyond dreams, full of glam and luxury in harmony with the Starlite branding”.
The location of this Welcome Desk and the auditorium itself, known as Nagüeles quarry, has been an inspiration for the architect: “This reception area seems like drawn and sculpted from the very same quarry, providing this Welcome Desk with a very natural aspect. Moreover, the polished finishes, shine and eye-catching of the Levantina Natural Stone will bring that aspect of luxury jewel we wanted to achieve, a space thought to welcome, accommodate and honor a select audience”.
The Levantina materials used in this project are two types of granite from the Naturamia ®Collection (Lennon and Barocco) for the reception bar and the fireplace, and the Canfranc marble for the flooring. These materials, together with the priviledged views of the premises and the Marbella sky, make this place the best welcome hall for VIP guests.
Architect Héctor Ruiz emphasized “the warmth of the Barocco granite, with its elegant brownish seam in the cladding of the fireplace”. From the Lennon granite the architect has taken advantage of its capacity to “texture the building while integrating it in a natural space thanks to the wealth of its design and its chromatic tones”. Finally, the election of the Canfranc marble for the flooring is due to “the intensity of its black color in contrast with its delicate white seams. Moreover, its dazzling brightness provides great depth and attractiveness to the room”.