An Umbraculum over a glaze facade 1 (062)

Batlle and Roig designed a double skin façade for this office building in 22@. The inner layer meets the thermal requirements and those of air and water tightness, while the outer layer delimits the building volumetrically and seeks to improve its thermal behaviour.

We are not sure how effective the ceramic baguettes are as a sunscreen, but we do value the rich lights and shadows they generate. The smooth and cold surface of a glazed envelope takes on a much more Mediterranean image when it has an umbraculum over it, creating reflections of the sky, brightness and shadows.

From a more technical perspective, we focus on the clarity of the construction solution and the effectiveness of resorting to curtain wall profiles to define the frames of the openings.

Oficinas Colonial 22@

Facade Consultancy: 
Carrer Granada, 150
08018 Barcelona Barcelona
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Ph 1-3 Andrés Echarri

Ph 4-5 Cristina Pardal

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

Batlle i Roig Arquitectectura