Architect: Galán / Lubascher
Woodworks: Bamboo slat ceiling, bamboo flooring, bamboo wall panelling, furniture
The Agustin Betancourt Auditorium located in the headquarters of the Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers in Madrid, has been completely reformed and adapted to new technologies. The architect Luis García de Vinuesa has choosen the Bamboo of Grupo Gubia to carry out the refined design and to get the best mark in sustainability.
The lobby of the building comes up with a bamboo box where all, floor, walls and ceilings are covered with bamboo paneling. The auditorium access doors, model GUBIA flush fitting door system ©, also made with bamboo and hidden frame are integrated into the walls without being noticed. Walls and ceiling are covered with fireproof fiber panels finished bamboo veneer GUBIA BVCV in measures of 2400x600mm.
To reach the auditorium acoustics exigency, we built a bamboo slat ceiling. It was made up with fire-retardant MDF board with painted in black and strips of GUBIA BSP 19C each 10 cm. in the perimeter, a lower flat ceiling is suspended by hidden metallic profiling.
The Gubia bamboo flooring GUBIA BSF 15Cv, covers the 200m2 of the auditorium from to the lobby to the both sides of exhibition hall where is arranged like a frieze around the marble flooring. Bamboo flooring offers a unique look and is an inteligent, eco-friendly hardwood option.
The platform area and the rear platform, raised for the seating arrangement, are finished with the same material and with solid bamboo panel GUBIA BSP 19 Cv. Two tables and a lectern, which follow the image of the acoustic ceiling, have been made to measure for their placement on the stand.
The architecture studio OHLAB
, established in Palma de Mallorca and especialized in PassivHaus construction, has relied on Grupo GUBIA´s technical department
to develop the wooden facade
of one of the most emblematic projects.
It is a 7-floor residential complex located on Paseo de Palma, that will represent a landmark in the city for its architecture, sustainability, energy efficiency, urban integration, quality of materials, interior design and comfort. Designed following Passivhaus standars to achieve maximum energy efficiency and an air conditioning demand of only 15kWh / m2a, it will become a construction with a very low energy cost.
Most of the façade is made up of fixed and sliding panels made of slats of heat-treated wood. They are a brise-soleil for homes, lights and shadows allow to take advantages of the sun throughout the year. The wooden slats, with sections of 42×42, 68×42 and 90x42mm and diffrent separtions between them are fixed to an aluminum frame resistant to the marine environment. The random arrangement of fixed and sliding modules per floor provide vibration and movement to this facade, which will become the highest in Spain after the summer.
We have developed a new system of wooden or bamboo slats ceiling after several moinths of tests.
GUBIA-SLATS system is a recordable ceiling patented design with aesthetics, acoustics and comfort characteristics.
Wooden slats or bamboo slats GUBIA BSP-19 are available in 19mm width. Heights of the slats and the separation between them can be customized for each project.
The auxiliary structure is composed of primary and secondary profiles, covered of a fire-retardant plywood where a patented clip system is fixed. Each slat can be easily removed offering a great versatility to the ceiling.
The slats are coating with a fire retarded finishing, obtaining the Bs1d0 classification, according to UNE EN 13501-1: 2019.
Feel free to contact our technical department for more information.
GUBIA opens its doors again next Monday, 25th of May.
After two months in which our exhibition has been closed to the public, atending our clients via telework, we face the new situation with enthusiasm and hope.
In addition to personalized attention, we have programmed activities aimed at professionals and wood lovers. Our technical department, specialists in design and construction with wood and bamboo, could help you to learns more about the material, applications, its use outdoors. ..
We leave you here an outline of the workshops proposed. You can apply for your place writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop 1. Bamboo, a sustainable, durable and resistant material.
Workshop 2. Wooden flooring, paneling and ceiling
Workshop 3. Wooden facades
We will publish more information and dates for these training meetings very soon. We will wait for you!
Our new section about BAMBOO is working yet. We have been working for a long time and now it is finished.
You can find a lot of information about different bamboo products, advantages, obtention process and examples of finished works.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed preparing it.