Richard Rogers, Pritzker price winner, imprint in this building his marked personality through the use of the structural elements.
The external skin is solved with a horizontal cover cap stick system, curved glazing units, and a perimeter eave that provides shading for the rooms. The system also provides division of the building into different fire sectors.
The eave has been specifically designed by the STRUNOR´s engineering department in such a way it can be completely prefabricated and then easily installed on site.
Due to the facade´s irregular curvature, the aluminium profiles had to be curved by employing the wax infill bending technique.
Final water tightness and permeability tests carried out on the façade were successful and to the architects satisfaction.