Facade Gran Vía, 641

Joaquim Ortega + Massimo Preziosi arquitectes
2015
Barcelona, Spain
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona

The project for the total replacement of an extremely damaged façade made up of fibreglass panels and openings with limited dimensions, led to the formation of a new regular mesh formed by 3D modules of UHPC-Slimconcrete, with its entire height enclosed by glazing and with additional solar protection.

Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona
Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona

On the last two levels, the rhythm of the modules was modified with twelve vertical openings and split levels. Thus, the proportion of the vertical extensions of the Eixample buildings is reinterpreted, while also adding a vertical thrust to the new building façade.

The complete installation of the precast pieces was done in only eight days, at a pace of one complete floor per day, and due to reasons of mobility, on public holidays.

Rehabilitación Edificio Gran Vía, 641 de Barcelona

Photography: Anna Pericas.
 

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