New ventilated façade on the Wine Museum in Vilafranca del Penedès
The discovery of a large medieval cemetery with 113 skeletons and tombs dating from the second half of the 14th century meant a significant delay in the extension works of the National Wine Culture Centre, Vinseum, a veritable museum full of jewels and curiosities that show the great tradition and history of wine.
But now that the extension and remodelling work has resumed, it is progressing at an incredible pace. Its promoters hope that the new facilities can be inaugurated very soon to attract wine tourism lovers and promote the wine heritage of the Penedès region.
The budget of 4 million euros has been partially financed with European regional development funds. The project has included the demolition of the Cal Pa i Figues building (annexed to the Royal Palace) and the construction in its place of a new museum facility that will house the definitive exhibition of the wine cultures of Catalonia, with 2,000 square meters of usable space.
URSA, which was already involved in the museum's air-conditioning project. More than 2,300 square meters of URSA AIR Zero P8858 ducts were installed, which is also responsible for the ventilated façade of the new building.
CobreZinc Arquitectura installed the installation of the façade is a company specializing in the construction of façades and roofs in copper and zinc with insulation, wood or steel structure, and waterproofing.
Its manager, Marc Cadena, explains that the vertical galvanized steel zeta-type profiles had to be laid out to house the URSA TERRA Vento P4252 insulation to install insulation. "Once the profiles were in place every 60 centimeters," explains Cadena, "the insulation was mechanically fixed in place using polyamide plugs. The main difficulty is repositioning the stringers so that there are no uninsulated gaps that could lead to thermal bridges in the façade".
This technical architect, a building façade is no longer possible without insulation. The company chose URSA TERRA Vento P4252 because of its easy-to-handle format, ease of cutting and installation, ability to cover all openings, even in nooks and crannies, and compliance with class A1 fire requirements for ventilated façades and its lambda.
Location: Plaça de Jaume I, 1, 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona
A building façade is no longer possible without insulation