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Luxa, Barcelona
December 2019

The elevations of two nine-storey structures that make up the Luxa building in Barcelona’s 22@ district were fabricated using WICONA Wictec 50EL SG modular façade to create large glazed areas. 

The Wictec EL SG modules were prefabricated in the factory, ensuring uniformity; while facilitating speed of installation and thereby ensuring the project’s demanding program deadlines could be achieved. 

The building with the silver façade, has an elevation area of almost 10,000 square metres, while the 6,500 square metres of gold façade fronts the second tower. 

Wicstyle 65 evo glass doors were chosen for the entrances, their concealed hinges permitting discreet integration into the façade, adding to the monolithic, fully glazed appearance of the structures.

Also, the Wicona curtain wall system specified for the project has been awarded the C2C Silver Certificate for the product’s sustainability credentials. 

The Wictec façade offers multiple options which extend from the classic stick assemblies to unitised and structural glazed elevations. Compliant with the EN13830 standard for curtain walling, WICTEC is fully tested for weather resistance and fire performance and is adaptable to almost any architectural style thanks to the ready availability of diverse profile types.

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