A granite skin hiding a light interior enclosure (028)

The AC Hotel was one of the first buildings in Barcelona where it was used a ventilated façade system with a light interior layer made of cement boards over metallic folded sheet profiles. Since then, these systems have evolved looking for a clearer solution for the edge of the slab according either to the continuity of the thermal insulation as well as to guaranteeing air tightness –achieved by the cement boards and an adequate joints treatment. The AC Hotel not only stands out for the innovative interior layer solution but also for the resolution of the openings in different planes and for the sober and elegant image of the exterior granite skin hanging from the slabs edges. 

Hotel AC Barcelona Forum

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Taulat, 278
08019 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
Year of construction: 
2002
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Biosca & Botey Façades