Multi-station Food Court Stands Up to Daily Wear and Tear

Multi-station food court at the University of Georgia East Village Commons featu
Multi-station food court at the University of Georgia East Village Commons features DuPont Surfaces, creating a stylish and functional food service environment.


University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Collins Cooper Carusi Architect


University of Georgia Food Court

A multi-station and food court with DuPont Surfaces creates a stylish and functional serving environment for a 580-seat dining hall and cyber café.

ISSUES

  • Designing a multi-station and food court area in a campus student center and dining facility.
  • Creating a stylish, fun and functional serving environment for a 580-seat dining hall and cyber café.
  • Choosing durable, renewable materials that will stand up to the wear and tear of a busy food service environment as well as daily use by the student population.

CHALLENGES

  • Selecting surface materials that were durable and easy to maintain but could also add color and beauty as a featured design element.
  • Finding materials that could meet the varied design requirements for a number of unique applications including: hot/cold serving platforms, tray stands, countertops, display boxes and beverage stations.
  • Choosing surfaces that could stand up to spills, stains, chips, cracks, extreme temperatures and food service code requirements.

SOLUTIONS

  • With a sleek, streamlined look and varied color palette, DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and Zodiaq® quartz surface added a cohesive element to the many varied chef serving stations.
  • Corian® and Zodiaq® surface materials are both durable and renewable. They resist chips, cracks, scratches and stains—making cleaning and maintenance simple.
  • A wide range of features made Corian® and Zodiaq® ideal for a food service environment. These included: NSF/ANSI 51 food contact Certification and a Class 1(A) fire rating.

BENEFITS

  • With its unmatched durability, extensive color palette and endless fabrication options, Corian® is one of the most versatile surface materials available.
  • The radiant quartz surface of Zodiaq® is beautifully unique and durable. It requires no sealants or treatments, keeping cleaning and maintenance simple.
  • Both Corian® and Zodiaq® are beautiful and stylish, yet practical and functional—making them the ideal choice for a wide range of food service applications.