Mathew Street, Liverpool
Cricket Fashion MetQuarter
|Material type||Terrazzo resin|
|Quantity supplied||~ 50 sq m|
|Areas used||Wall claddings, countertops, shelves, floors|
|Project completion year||2019|
In 2019, Liverpool’s ultimate fashion retailer Cricket Fashion has been fully redesigned and reimagined by R2 Architects – the award-winning practice, known for its innovative and dynamic design.
InOpera Group worked in close collaboration with the architects to deliver a result that matches the retail brand’s core values. Also, it has been exciting to see how traditional materials such as marble and terrazzo can be integrated into a cutting-edge architectural design.
The existing unit, located in Cavern Walks on Liverpool’s famous Mathew Street has been radically changed by introducing a new staircase into the unit that connects men’s and women’s floors and extends up to a concealed stock area. This vertical connection has been moved into a window to create a three-dimensional catwalk that animates the street elevation.
The innovative concept has been extended further into the choice of material as well.
For this project, the architects chose resin-based terrazzo tiles with white Calacatta marble chips. The tiles were used as a cladding for the feature wall. The resin base allows the tiles to be much thinner and lighter than the traditional cement-based terrazzo tiles.
The polished finish of the stone surface matches the lustre of the mirror and metal trims of the display shelves. Together with the cool-shaded slate floors, animated walls and strobe lights – the combination makes up a unique and futuristic look.