The Project is located in the Fórum area of the City of Barcelona, next to the Mediterranean sea. The hotel building has over 24 floors and a height greater than 100 m. The façade is resolved with the closure of light waterproof panels and the ventilated façade is supported, transmitting the total weight, by the edges of the slabs and the wind under the windows on the support frames themselves. For execution, two of the vertical profiles with the greatest section and inertia were used, PF-ALU/80-100 in its built-in version, in order to correctly cover the horizontal (wind) and vertical (own weight) stress. It is also worth mentioning that, as the building is exposed to saline mist, the profiles and auxiliary elements were treated with anodized marine protection.
Josep Lluis Mateo