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Mermet weaves the Spanish sky PDF Print E-mail

Mermet supplied a prestigious project, the Puig Tower, which rises high into the skies over Barcelona, with blinds made from the 5500 Metal fabric - renowned for its technical, environmental and design qualities.



Between light and transparency

The fruit of collaboration between Rafael Moneo, Lucho Martial and GCA Arquitectos Asociados, the Puig Tower, covering some 23,000m2 at ground level, has been designed to become the head office of the family company of the same name and to celebrate its centenary at the same time.

A flagship for the brand and a historical name in the world of luxury goods, the tower grabs the attention through its originality, modernity and innovative features.

Located in the new business district of Barcelona on the Plaça Europa, the 21-floor tower is drenched in sunlight, day in and day out.

This was a key design factor in order to ensure optimum working conditions.

Created in the shape of a prism, the building plays with the light in two different ways: Oblique and translucent sunshields form a permanent pattern over the buildings facade and 860 interior blinds made from 5500 Metal (5,900m2 in total) provide excellent glare control and optimum thermal protection.

Regarding the grey shade selected, in this case chosen to reduce the percentage of light transmission (Tv), it maintains a comfortable level of natural light and offers greater transparency, providing very clear outside visibility.

While benefiting from the same performance levels as the Satiné 5500 fabric, the metallic reflective face of 5500 Metal further accentuates thermal and optical performance, reaching unequalled levels of effectiveness for a dark shade used on an interior blind.

In addition to its intrinsic qualities, the fabric provides a perfect aesthetic marriage with the grey facade thanks to the seamless integration of the metallic effect within the overall building.

By softening the effects of the Barcelona sun, Mermet has once again proven its ability to offer specific solutions to any challenge demanding the harmonisation of visual comfort and thermal protection.

At a time when energy consumption is a major concern, using the 5500 Metal also makes it possible to gain credits in eco-efficient and eco-designed building programmes (LEED or BREEAM, passivhaus, DGNB, HEQ, etc).





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