October 12, 2021


Porcelanosa gives Diagonal 525 building a sustainability boost

Formado por nueve plantas y entornos de trabajo colaborativos, este inmueble, propiedad de Colonial y sede de Naturgy, ha sido rehabilitado por el estudio Sanzpont Arquitectura con Krion® y los pavimentos de Porcelanosa.

With an imposing vertical façade in glass and Krion® K-Life 1100, building D525 on Barcelona's Avenida Diagonal 525 is one of the best examples of efficient architecture thanks to its strong commitment to the natural and urban environment. Su diseño ecorresponsable le llevó a ganar recientemente el premio de Oro de arquitectura en los Novum Design Awardsel First Award en los Rethinking The Future Global Architecture & Design Awards 2021 y dos premios de Oro en los Muse Design Awards 2021 de Nueva York. What's more, the building's comprehensive management plan incorporated all the requirements it needed to obtain the LEED Gold green certificate.

Su diseño ecorresponsable ha obtenido cuatro reconocimientos internacionales por sus estándares de sostenibilidad y calidad ambiental.

Eco-efficient offices

Owned by Colonial and home to Naturgy's headquarters, the building spans 5,200 m2, with two 900 m2 basement levels and two 400 m2 outdoor terraces. Para su planificación, el despacho de arquitectura Sanzpont escogió el compacto mineral Krion® K-Life 1100 y los pavimentos cerámicos de gran formato Bottega (Porcelanosa) bajo el concepto “rehabilitación sostenible”.

The original architectural scheme has been thoroughly modernised with a more open, integrated structure, featuring Krion® K-Life 1100 surfaces and the K-Fix façade system by Butech. The PORCELANOSA firm's technical team worked with architects and were present throughout every stage of the assembly to ensure the correct installation of the pieces.

Thanks to its almost zero porosity, excellent weather resistance and bacteriostatic nature, the Krion® solid surface improves the property's hygiene, thermal insulation and energy consumption, enhancing the moving forms of the main façade. "To develop the project, we carried out a detailed weather study which we used to determine the characteristics of the building envelope and establish - in terms of energy savings and sustainability - how the building would respond throughout the year. Además, el diseño de la fachada sur incorpora un tratamiento de lamas fotovoltaicas, que protege del sol en los meses más cálidos del año y generan energía limpia para una parte de su consumo eléctrico”, explican desde Sanzpont.

See it in Projects Porcelanosa.

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