The original Equatorial Plaza Hotel, built in the 1970’s, had been an iconic feature in the skyline of Kuala Lumpur over the decades and was renown for its restaurants.
The architects from the GDP design studio had intended renovating the hotel but they ended up giving it a completely new look, creating two distinctive, interlacing, high-rise towers tha thouse both the hotel and offices.
Mapei products were chosen to install the high quality floor and wall coverings and ensured compliance with the requirements of GBI (Green Building Index) Malaysia Gold Standard.
KERAFLEX, KERAFLEX MAXI S1, KERABOND T + ISOLASTIC 50*, ADESILEX PG2 TG* and KERASET + PLANICRETE SP1* adhesive systems were used to bond granite, marble and ceramic floor and wall coverings in the lobby, bathrooms and swimming pools.
The joints inside the complex were grouted with KERACOLOR SF, while the KERACOLOR FF + FUGOLASTIC grouting system was used for the joints in the swimming pools.
AirAsia is a Malaysian low-cost air line and the largest in Asia in terms of number of passengers carried and size of the fleet.
The company’s main hub is KLIA2 airport in Sepang. A new home for Air-Asia’s global headquarters, nick-named “Red Quarters” (after the logo’s colour) and located near KLIA2, was opened in November 2016 housing a staff of over 2,000. Construction work on the 6-storey building to house the company offices, as well as a restaurant, canteen, coffee shop, car park, gymnasium and other service areas, started in May 2015.
Mapei systems were chosen for 15,000m 2 of flooring in the entrance hall, coffee shop, bar and work stations that would provide aesthetic appeal as well as guarantee a certain level of resistance and durability.
The system included the application of PRIMER SN two-component, fillerized epoxy primer, MAPEFLOOR I 302 SL two-component, epoxy formulate, and MAPECOAT CF-AP*, a protective finish distributed in Malaysia by Mapei Malaysia.