Partially prefabricated rain screen in ZFC (030)

If the inner layer of the rain-screen façade at the Hotel AC was innovative, it was still more innovative the proposal for the neighboring office tower for the Zona Franca Consortium. Again the exterior image is a sober stone skin anchored over aluminum profiles; but on this occasion the inner layer made of boards over a steel framing was prefabricated, arriving to the site as panels. The total prefabrication of the ventilated façade is a difficult challenge mainly due to two issues: the air sealing of the inner layer; the perfect continuity and constant dimension of the joints, both vertical and horizontal.

Office Tower for CZF

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Consorcio Zona Franca CZF
Passeig del Taulat, 266-270
08019 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
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2002
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Sistemas Masa

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Sistemas Masa