Façade glass-panel? (112)
Again a nearly completely glazed façade facing northwest.
The purpose of this decision can be clearly understood when you get inside one of the classrooms behind the façade. Even the shallowness of the plot, inside the classroom you fill the space is wider. Aragon Street is a background space added to the room. 66.1 AC/16/88.1 AC glasses try to avoid excessive noise. Thermal loses are again the weak point.
Sun protection is achieved thanks to randomly colored-glass vertical slats. Those slats are fixed with also randomly variable angles. This diversity in angles and colors, give a brightness to the façade that has turn in reference what used to be one more chamfer in Barcelona Eixample.
Regarding the taxonomy that structures the content in this website, this façade is not easily classifiable. The main layer, the one that bears wind loads, is made of glass panes supported in the two edges where they meet the concrete slab. So they are components. Is this then a panel façade??
Ph 1-2, Bea Schulze
Ph 3-4, Jose Masterton
Ph 6-8, Cristina Pardal