Steel mesh reinforced ETICS (019)
The architects used an ETICS solution for the façade of this public library in Sant Gervasi. Formally, the solution is very appropriate. The continuous coating provided by the mortar rendering defines a series of abstract volumes as an extension of Villa Florida’s garden.
The neutrality of the new construction, both in the blind area of the façade and in the openings, guarantees the protagonism of the old building. Aware of the risk of applying an ETICS solution in a plinth building that is directly in contact with the public space, the architects added a new reinforcement to the usual fiberglass mesh. The thermal insulation they used is covered on both sides by steel meshes. (See the case about the dematerialized steel curtain wall of the same building.)