Mid-Jutland stones in Jamaica’s newest cruise port
There are probably very few Danish tourists who think about the paving stone when standing on the harbor in exotic Falmouth, Jamaica. But maybe they should – it is in fact Danish!
Danish IBF-stone in Jamaica ... Who would ever have thought it?
It is nevertheless true. In the Jamaican town of Falmouth, the paving stone isn’t just paving stone – it’s decoration.
Falmouth is famous for its beautiful and authentic 19th century Georgian architecture. When the initiative was taken to build a berth for two of the world's largest cruise ships, "Genesis" and "Freedom of the Sea", it was quite natural that the architects spent lots of time finding just the right paving.
The only limitation is imagination
The choice fell on IBF's Classico and Holmegaard bricks that in a well thought -out interplay were harmonized to the distinctive architecture and the surrounding marine environment.
In the middle of the harbor, the Holmegaard bricks form a large compass in a pattern of bright and soft nuances and local residents and thousands of tourists can also enjoy the 4000 m2 of exotic peacock patterns made in clean Classico stone.
These two types of paving stones are also known for a wide color range and their flexible, easy to handle properties - whether they are used on a harbor in Jamaica or for a patio in the garden.
And exactly this product, combined with price and appearance, was one of the reasons they now adorn the Jamaican waterfront. All the stones were hand-laid by a gang of 5 Danish pavers, 3 construction people and a local workforce of 16 Jamaicans.
Nothing’s too small – nothing’s too big
In total, IBF sent 20,000 m2 of paving stones to Jamaica via the Danish contractor E. Pihl & Son A/S. This corresponds to 2250 pallets of good, Danish stone, which at short notice stood ready to load at the Port of Esbjerg!
With this order, IBF proves again that in Denmark there is a production that can meet any requirement to the right time.
Nothing’s too small, nothing’s too big - and now it is also proved that nothing is too far away!