Stone prefabricated cladding (117)
Prefabricated concrete panels that incorporate stone cladding are not something new. One example is the Hotel in Plaza España, designed by the architect Enric Garces, and built in 1990. However, we want to draw attention to the appropriateness of the solution today.
As we mentioned in the wake of the SBG Schönburg building in Bern, open-joint cladding is in crisis, not because of its performance, which nobody questions, but merely for formal reasons.
On this occasion, the stone is cream colour, maybe sandstone, similar to that found in Montjuic. It is used on a building in the Barcelona Eixample, peeping out of Passeig de Gracia Avenue, next to the Cases d'Antoni Rocamora complex and with the massiveness of a wall: there are no open joints. The solution tries to be in harmony with historical buildings on the Eixample.
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