Playing with the stick curtain wall design flexibility (037)

Batlle and Roig resort in this occasion to a stick curtain wall where partial structures are assembled at each slab front without physical continuity between them. Glass panes are then supported over those partial structures so as to close the façade (have a look to "Cadireta" curtain wall structure). This structure system does not need that mullions keep verticality along the whole façade, and so they do; besides, Batlle and Roig show only one mullion every two glass panes. This composition permits enhancing a new rhythm of the façade that blurs the real cutting of the glass.

CMT headquarters (Comissió del Mercat de Telecomunicacions)

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Carrer de Bolívia, 56
08018 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
Year of construction: 
2010
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Ph1-3, Ph5-6: Jordi Surroca, Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

Ph4, Ph7-12: Cristina Pardal