Dematerialized steel curtain wall (018)

The curtain wall that closes the large openings of this public library is solved by looking for the neutrality of which we spoke in "Steel mesh reinforced ETICS (019)" referring to the ETICS solution.
The slenderness of the mullions, steel platens instead of tubular profiles, the absence of mullions in the corners; and the negation of the interruption that might have been the intermediate slab; are resources aimed at dematerializing the skin establishing a very intense visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces. This white lacquered steel curtain wall closes with great elegance the openings that let natural light fill the reading rooms.

Biblioteca Pública Joan Maragall

Carrer de Sant Gervasi de Cassoles
08022 Barcelona Barcelona

Year of construction
Weight of the entire facade
Finishing material

Ph1, Ph4, Ph5, Ph6, Ph9: Ariel Ramírez

Ph2 & 3 (detail): BCQ arquitectura

Ph7, Ph8: Cristina Pardal

Authorship of the graphical documentation