May 29, 2024
The event room of the skyscraper sports a very complex three-dimensional cladding at a technical

The event room of the skyscraper sports a very complex three-dimensional cladding at a technical level resolved with bamboo and phenolic plywood boards.

The technical floor of the space, which has just obtained the Leed Gold classification, is made up of sheets of steel and lightened cement that give it a high resistance to loads.

Torre Titania, also known as Torre Azca, has already become one of the emblematic buildings in the financial district of Madrid. Located on Paseo de la Castellana, this architecture built on the remains of the Windsor Tower (destroyed in 2005 by fire) houses a shopping center and office space on a total of 27 floors that rise 103.7 m from the ground. In it, for two of its main spaces -the event room and the offices- technical construction solutions have been developed that have required a detailed and specialized study in order to meet the needs of a technical program that is not at all simple.

The sculptural and highly complex technical work of the GUBIA Group.

Crowning the skyscraper, there is a unique event and meeting room in the capital for its views of the entire city skyline , as well as for its three-dimensional cladding and technical singularity. Grupo GUBIA, a Sevillian studio specialized in the design and construction of spaces in wood and bamboo, has been in charge of providing technical advice and the execution of this complex spatial geometry with encounters and unique details on the polyhedral base of the space.

Due to the variable atmospheric conditions in temperature and humidity of the room, GUBIA recommended the use of bamboo (a very stable and warm material at the same time) and the WBP phenolic plywood panels finished in black lacquer to create the central volumetry.

It is the conical development of a 60×38 mm GUBIA BSP38 CV solid bamboo slatted cladding, placed with a minimum separation between them, which embraces the entire space. As the basis for said cladding, the GUBIA Group technical department has manufactured 84 wooden trusses classified by levels in different radii and curvatures.

Raised three meters above the occupancy plane, the bamboo (treated with a colorless saturator that keeps the natural appearance of the material unaltered) merges and contrasts with the black lacquer of a sculptural cladding with a casual character that surrounds the trapezoidal shape of the living area. ladders.

The use of bamboo from Grupo GUBIA enhances the luminosity of the room and the welcoming character of a space that lends itself to social relations, where the comfort of the attendees is fundamental. On the other hand, the light that is propelled naturally through the windows that enclose the space creates a striking play of shadows on the inclined planes of the central sculpture, a sequence of pyramids that invite ingenuity and inspiration.

POLYGROUP technology with Leed Gold classification for flooring.

Likewise, another of the unique technical solutions that characterize this event room is its flooring.

Given that the hustle and bustle of everyday life is high, POLYGROUP has contributed its experience to the configuration of an innovative and stable flooring system, called GAMAFLOR FULL STEEL; a technology that only POLYGROUP manufactures in Europe and that, moreover, has recently obtained the Leed Gold classification that provides Leed credits to the building.

This type of technical floor, versatile, inalterable against humidity and high resistance to load, resists fire and also offers great acoustic absorption. It is made up of two electro-welded steel sheets and lightened cement injection, which give it the highest levels of performance and resistance to dynamic and static loads, and is finished with anti-corrosive epoxy paint.

The solid GAMAFLOR structure with completely screwed elevation (pedestal-crossbar) guarantees total stability, leveling and better acoustic absorption within the different accessible floor systems. The use of inert materials during manufacturing classifies this raised flooring system with a moisture absorption rate of 0%, also obtaining the lowest level of thermal conductivity compared to other technical flooring systems.

In this case, a bare, screwed raised floor has been chosen, without a specific finish, for the subsequent placement of a self-supporting flooring.

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