Cladded concrete panels (166)

I must confess I was really impressed when I saw those tile-cladded huge one-piece-high concrete panels. My doubt was: did they really solve the panels that included windows that same way? The joints among them expressed that.

I was thinking on the period the building was designed and on the technology related. It existed the possibility that they had adopted an innovative solution like the one designed by Leiro with a steel frame all around the perimeter.

Not in that occasion. While in the opaque facades the panel is one piece tall, when the faced includes windows the panel is a huge horizontal piece with false joints drawn over it. Maybe the easiest and cheaper way of doing it but it creates confusion.

Parc industrial Urbà del Poble Nou

Carrer de Puigcerdà 144
08019 Barcelona Barcelona
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Ph 1, 7 Ribas & Ribas Arch.
Ph 2-6, 8 Cristina Pardal

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Ribas & Ribas Arch.