Corten disguise in Tremp (039)

In the ventilated façade of the Institut Geològic de Catalunya (IGC), the inner layer responds to the window distribution that the use of the building requires and the outer layer responds to formal aspects. The perforated corten sheet that clads the entire façade provides an abstract image, behind which domesticity is solved. The perforated metal sheet shows a drawing and plays with transparencies: it is a rich composition resource that is possible in multilayer façades. Coincidences between the drawing on the corten and the window position in the inner layer are avoided, and so the façade becomes vibrant, rich in lights and shadows. The outer layer of the ventilated façade is also the solar filter.

Institut Geològic de Catalunya a Tremp

Passeig Pompeu Fabra, 21
25620 Tremp Lleida
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Ph1: Ph5, Ph6, Ph7: Oikosvia

Ph2, Ph3, Ph4: Knauf