Viroc

Viroc

Naturalness that endures

Viroc® Cement Bonded Particle Board

V-urban® Cement Bonded Particle Board

Viroc is a composite panel consisting of a mixture of wood particles and cement called the Cement Bonded Particle Board (CBPB). It combines the flexibility of wood with the strength and durability of cement, allowing a wide range of applications both indoors and outdoors. The production of Viroc panel complies with the specifications of EN 634 and EN 13986 standards and carries the CE Marking Certificate.

The Viroc panel has a heterogeneous appearance with different shades randomly dispersed, resulting from the natural colours of the raw materials used and the chemical reactions. Tone differences may be observed on the same face, between the faces of the same panel or between different productions batches.

V-urban® Cement Bonded Particle Board

V-Urban is a Viroc panel with varnish finish intended to be applied to ventilated facades. It has QB certification (Qualité pour le Bâtiment / Quality in Building) and has an Avis Technique Approval Document issued by the CSTB.

Range

Viroc is produced in different colours, sizes and thicknesses. For more information, please access Viroc Technical Data Sheet.

Black | Grey

Thicknesses and Dimensions

Thicknesses Viroc (mm): 8 | 10 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 22 
Dimensions (mm): 2600 x 1250 | 3000 x 1250 

White | Ochre | Yellow | Red

Thicknesses and Dimensions

Thicknesses Viroc (mm): 12 
Dimensions (mm): 2600 x 1250 | 3000 x 1250

ColoursProductThickness (MM)Dimension (MM)Sample Request
Black
NG
8 | 10 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 222600x1250 | 3000x1250
Grey
CZ
8 | 10 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 222600x1250 | 3000x1250
White
BR
122600x1250 | 3000x1250
Ochre
AC
122600x1250 | 3000x1250
Yellow
AB
122600x1250 | 3000x1250
Red
VM
122600x1250 | 3000x1250

The 25, 28 and 32 mm thicknesses of Viroc Black and Grey are available on request. Other dimensions upon request. FSC® / PEFC™ upon request.

Surface preparation

Whenever the panel is to be applied to open view, even if a varnish finish is not planned, a surface cleaning/polishing must be performed with a cleaning disc to remove dust, scratches, dirt and salts.

The cleaning/polishing does not change the natural look of the panel, it will remain the stains and heterogeneities that characterize it, as well as some salts and incrustations that are embedded in the surface. Viroc has suitable cleaning discs, that will be supplied upon request.

Before applying the finish, the panels must be cleaned with a breath of air or, preferably, suction in order to be free of any type of dust, which will damage the finish.

Storage

The panels, when leaving the factory for transportation, are protected by a waterproof plastic screen. The side edges are protected with L-shaped cardboard including those in contact with the strapping of the packaging system. The protection of these edges should be maintained until the date of installation of the panels.

Viroc panels should be stored in a covered area, protected from sunlight and rain, with a flat and horizontal base. Pallets should be placed on supports high enough (≥8 cm) for easy forklift access. The maximum distance between supports should not exceed 800 mm and the distance between the first support and the top of the pallet should not exceed 210 mm.

If the pallets are piled on top of each other, all the support bases must be aligned to prevent deformation. It is allowed to pile up to 6 pallets, with a maximum of 4 meters.

Handling

Siempre que sea posible, la manipulación de los paneles debe realizarse utilizando los equipos Whenever possible, the handling of the panels should be performed using appropriate equipment such as forklifts or plate lifts.

When the panels have to be moved manually, they must be moved one by one in an upright position to remain flat and not deformed.

The panels are heavy, so their manual movement should not be performed without sufficient people being present.

Good manual handling practices should be followed, using appropriate personal protective equipment and following the rules of European Health and Safety legislation, Osha.Europa.eu (Factsheet 73).

Acclimatisation

When leaving the factory, the panels have a humidity of 6 to 12%.

To ensure proper installation conditions, the panel must adapt to the temperature and humidity conditions of the installation location. To do this, the straps should be cut and the protective plastic removed from the pallets. Prior to application, the panels must be at rest for at least 72 hours to acclimate to the installation site.

During acclimatization, the panels at the top of the pallets, whose straps have already been removed, may buckle, forming an upward facing concavity. This phenomenon is natural and happens due to the differential loss of moisture between the two surfaces. This process is reversible. The panel will be flat again if turned upside down with the face up. The same effect will be achieved by wetting the concave face (surface up) with water.

Cutting, drilling and machining

Boards can be cut, drilled and machined with power or compressed air tools commonly used in carpentry or mechanical metalwork.

Cutting, drilling and machining of Viroc and V-Urban boards releases dust that may contain traces of silica and cement constituent material. Appropriate personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, goggles, etc. should be worn.

Cutting

The cutting of Viroc boards must be performed with circular saws with high wear-resistant carbide (tungsten) or diamond cutters. To make multiple cuts or to cut boards with a thickness of 19 mm or greater, a horizontal cutting table should be used. The cutting table will increase profitability.

Drilling

Drilling should be performed with non-impact drills using HSS (High Speed Steel) drills suitable for drilling metal.

Edge machining

Simple edge machining can be carried out on site using a portable router. Using the correct cutter, edges can be made by: Bevelling, rounding, grooving, etc.

The board edges may be supplied with factory grooves, tongue and groove or halved joint.

Facades

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Flooring

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Partition Walls

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False Ceilings

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Furniture

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Design

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Kitchens

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Bathrooms

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features

Non toxic

Soundproof

Resistant to loads

Easy installation

Fungi resistant

Impact resistant

Fire resistance

Termite resistant

Thermal insulation

HIDRÓFUGO

Frost Resistant

Durability

features

Non toxic

Soundproof

LOAD RESISTANT

Easy installation

Fungi resistant

Impact resistant

Fire resistance

Termite resistant

Thermal insulation

MOISTURE RESISTANT

Frost Resistant

Durability

Finishes

Viroc panel is supplied raw, unfinished. The surfaces have some irregularities and imperfections, such as small incrustations, marks, scratches and salts from chemical reactions.

Whenever the panel is to be applied to open view, even if a varnish finish is not planned, a surface cleaning/polishing must be performed with a cleaning disc to remove dust, scratches, dirt and salts.

The cleaning/polishing does not change the natural look of the panel, it will remain the stains and heterogeneities that characterize it, as well as some salts and incrustations that are embedded in the surface. Viroc has suitable cleaning discs, that will be supplied upon request.

We recommend that the panel should have a finish with a varnished, to protected and make maintenance and cleaning easier.

Types of finishes

The application of varnish on the Viroc panel aims to protect against aggressions of the environment where it is inserted, such as sun and weather exposure, increasing durability, facilitating cleaning and maintaining its appearance over time.

Applying a varnish may change the natural color tone of the Viroc panel, giving it a “wet” look with some gloss. Before applying varnish to the panels, the surfaces must be completely clean and dry, without grease, dust or surface salts. Surface cleaning should be done by polishing with a cleaning disc or alternatively sanding the surface with fine grit sandpaper 120 or higher.

There are no specific paints and varnishes to apply to Viroc. The panel has a surface alkalinity (PH) of 11 to 13, so that paints and varnishes suitable for both concrete and wood surfaces are usually the best performers when applied to the Viroc panel.

Solvent-based varnishes with acrylic or aliphatic polyurethane resins are the ones that have shown the best performances. Water-based, acrylic or aliphatic polyurethane varnishes are the ones that least change the natural color of the panel.

In addition to the above characteristics, paints and varnishes must be suitable for their intended purpose. For example, if it is an exterior facade the paint/varnish must be suitable for use on exterior walls, if it is an interior floor the paint/varnish must have hardness and strength suitable for use in floors.

The use of Viroc panels on kitchens and bathrooms should be protected with a paint / varnish that does not degrade in permanent contact with water.

In general, the varnishes are easy to apply, but it is very important to note that the application must be continuous and constant, to ensure the homogeneity of the finish on the panel and so that the surface is not stained and with different shades. Panels should always be painted/varnished on both sides and tops, the application procedures, provided by the respective manufacturers, must always be followed in the recommended coats.

Sanded / Calibrated

Surface preparation

Whenever the panel is to be applied to open view, even if a varnish finish is not planned, a surface cleaning/polishing must be performed with a cleaning disc to remove dust, scratches, dirt and salts.

The cleaning/polishing does not change the natural look of the panel, it will remain the stains and heterogeneities that characterize it, as well as some salts and incrustations that are embedded in the surface. Viroc has suitable cleaning discs, that will be supplied upon request.

Before applying the finish, the panels must be cleaned with a breath of air or, preferably, suction in order to be free of any type of dust, which will damage the finish.

Cleaning exemple of a panel carried out on site with an orbital sander

Finishes

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When required, panels can be supplied sanded / calibrated.

The calibration of the panels consists of thinning the surfaces with coarse sandpaper in order to minimize the variation in thickness.

Particularly when it is used as a support floor and the covering is a thin layer like a linoleum or vinyl canvas.

Once sanded, the surfaces are left with visible wood particles. The sanded panel has no decorative features, to be visible.

VIROC

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades, Wall cladding

Architecture: AMZ Architects

Photograph: Pedro N Prata

Location: BraZil

The challenge for Casa Jardim Paulistano was to occupy a long, narrow plot measuring 10 by 70 metres. One of the reasons it was chosen was the presence of large trees, so the desire to integrate nature and sustainability into the residential environment was present from the start of the project.
Developed for a young couple with two children, the house was conceived as a healthy environment, with design choices aligned with the family’s premises. To this end, features such as a water treatment system for reuse and solar panels for generating electricity and heating water were incorporated. With the same aim in mind, the dry construction technique was adopted, with a metal structure and Steel Frame walls, as well as CLT wood slabs, which have a much lower environmental impact compared to traditional construction methods, such as concrete. The façade and some of the walls on the ground floor are made up of ventilated VIROC panels, allowing air to circulate in an attempt to reduce dependence on air conditioning.
The careful choice of materials was guided by a sustainability consultancy, which ensured the use of environmentally friendly resources such as granilite made from recycled material and Neolith synthetic kitchen stone. Fully developed in BIM software, and with details meticulously adapted to the building systems, the project allowed for the pre-visualisation of possible conflicts, guaranteeing greater efficiency and integration of the elements before the construction site stage.
The project’s spatial solutions also clearly reflect the sustainable issues that informed the material choices.
Given the narrow plot, strategies were created to bring natural light and ventilation into the house: the zenithal opening over the winter garden on the ground floor and the almost three-metre ceiling height allow natural light to flood the internal space, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Still on the ground floor, in the office, a corner window lets you enjoy the view of the garden, reinforcing the entrance of greenery and blurring the boundaries between internal and external space. Upstairs, an intimate lounge serves as an entertainment space, while the master suite offers a privileged view of the garden. Three additional suites cater for the needs of children and guests, completing the experience of a technological and sustainable residence.
On the grounds, in addition to the main residence, there is an outbuilding that houses a second office, a yoga room, a sauna and an outdoor area with a barbecue, connected by a garden with a swimming pool. The original trees, such as the sibipiruna, tulip tree, quaresmeira and palms were preserved, reiterating the sense of integration of the domestic environment with nature.

Optiek van Wely Roosendaal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting

Architecture: Hubbers Interieurmakers

Photograph: Dave Zuuring

Location: Netherlands

Optiek van Wely in Roosendaal has transformed its shop into a high-end environment, decorated according to the latest trends and totally centred on the customer experience. The design combines rustic and durable materials, industrial details and natural elements. Hubbers interior designers, on behalf of New Scene, were responsible for creating this unique space.

NY Apartment

Technical Specifications


Application: False Ceilings

Photograph: Chris Reed Design | Emerson Aniceto Productions

Distributor: D&M Lumber

Location: United States of America

Impressive and functional, Viroc applied to a false ceiling in a New York flat is an example of urban sophistication combined with contemporary practicality.
Viroc, with its unique texture and exceptional durability, offers not only an aesthetically captivating ceiling, but also acoustic and thermal insulation, guaranteeing acoustic and climatic comfort amidst the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps.
Its natural hue and impeccable finish lend a sense of warmth and charm to the modern atmosphere of the flat, creating a comfortable and cosy environment for its residents and guests.
Combined with strategic lighting, the Viroc false ceiling provides a play of light and shade that emphasises the architectural details of the space, transforming every moment into a unique sensory experience.

Stairs

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Interior

Architecture: J. Martins Soares Construções, Lda.

Location: Portugal

An elegant Viroc staircase, precisely cut in a specialised carpentry workshop and assembled by a skilled carpenter, blends perfectly into the home, adding not only functionality but also a contemporary touch to the space. Its durability and easy maintenance guarantee a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing centrepiece for the home.

DMagazine Outlet Store

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Flooring and Furniture

Architecture: BMA – italiana Contract Furniture

Location: Italy

Modern, industrial design, iron, crystal, mirrors, and strategic lighting are the hallmarks of the DMagazine Outlet shop. 190 square metres of display space were added to the existing ground floor.

The presence of raw iron painted black, transparent, and opaque finishes and mirrors stands out, as does the concrete look and the view, with sections in yellow that emphasise the cheerfulness of the space.

Viroc, in grey and yellow, was the material chosen for the floor, the bar in the centre of the room and the check-in unit adjacent to the dressing rooms. An innovative composite material made from a pressed mix that combines the flexibility of wood and the strength and resistance of concrete, it is particularly suitable for a multitude of uses, both indoors and outdoors.

Maison V

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: tectōne architectes urbanistes

Constructor: Ivan Sarl

Photograph: Pierre LExcellent

Location: France

The Maison V project involves the renovation and extension of an existing house in Malakoff, on the outskirts of Paris.

The existing two-storey house has a brick façade and a tiled roof. It is located between a boulevard and a private road, giving it a particular orientation, with the smaller façade facing the boulevard.

The project involved extending the house to accommodate a family or group of young professionals. Two levels were added around a staircase, housing 3 additional bedrooms, a new bathroom, an open space with a living room, a kitchen and a games room.

The facades have a timber frame, aluminium windows and are insulated from the outside. The façade is clad in Viroc.

Tectōne chose to clad the existing part of the building with the same Viroc panels, which gives an impression of unity. From a volumetric point of view, it was decided to break the angle between the avenue and the private street, allowing better integration into the surrounding urban fabric.

Faculty of Social and Labour Studies

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls and Furniture

Architecture: Luis Muchuca & Associates

Photograph: José Pinheiro Soares and Raquel Matela

Location: Spain

A large building housing a complex of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences – including the School of Management and the School of Social and Labour Sciences.

The complex is made up of three large rectangular blocks. This composition allows pedestrian streets to be established between them, parallel to the building and also to the campus roads. These interior streets have different functions, depending on how the blocks are used.

The exterior of the complex is made up of rectangular parts in which the horizontal component dominates the vertical. Each part expresses on the outside the function it fulfils on the inside. The city’s light is so intense that architecture doesn’t need colours to identify itself; on the contrary, controlling it should be one of the most important objectives of any project.

It is the light that helps to discover the architecture, both on the outside and in the interior spaces that are configured from the exterior volumes. The dominant colours of the project, grey and white, allow the building to blend into the landscape, despite its enormous size.

The grey Viroc panels, installed inside the walls of the various spaces, including halls, corridors and classrooms, blend harmoniously into the project proposal.

Office SPGM

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls, Ceiling and Furniture

Architecture: FRANCA Arquitetura, lda.

Location: Portugal

The SPGM office is in Porto in a central area next to Avenida da Boavista. This was a very challenging project. Despite the generous area, the space was not fluid. It was full of structural pillars that greatly constrained the project. It quickly became clear that we had to take advantage of these pillars and we used them to control the space. From that moment on, the project took on a life of its own. These offices have their functions very well organised.  Light was, as always, an important part of this project. It helped us reorganise the space and make it clearer. This office was extremely fast and very rewarding!

Project by Architect Ana da Franca with the collaboration of Architect Joana Sousa Lima.

San Martín Sarroca Library

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Façades

Architecture: Valor-Llimós arquitectura

Photograph: Simon Garcia

Location: Spain

Located in Parc de la Pau in Spain, the library designed by Valor-Llimós arquitectura is more than just a building. It has become an elevated viewpoint that visually connects all the inhabited areas of the municipality.

The building consists of a ground floor volume, half-buried to the north and open to the south, adapting to the existing slope. The landscaped roof forms a large overhang in the south-west corner that welcomes pedestrians and accompanies them to the building, reclaiming the park that the building will occupy and becoming an elevated viewpoint from which, taking advantage of the topography of Sant Martí Sarroca, you can see all the inhabited areas of the city, from the northern expansion to the historic-monumental complex of the castle to the south, passing through the old area in the centre of the valley.

With “A” energy certification and sustainable strategies such as green roofs and photovoltaic panels, the library is an example of energy efficiency. The use of grey Viroc panels on the façades not only contributes to energy efficiency, but also blends in perfectly with the park’s surroundings.

San Lorenzo

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture, Kitchen, Walls

Architecture: Laboratório

Photograph: Eduardo Covelo / Noán Fraga

Location: Spain

Transformation of an old carpenter’s shop into an artist’s villa. The originally covered back patio was opened to become a terrace. All the rooms are articulated to become a protagonist space.

The entrance to the house is through a courtyard that connects to the street. The outdoor spaces serve to provide natural light and nature to the environments, disconnecting from the rhythm of the city.

Black Viroc board was the material chosen for cladding the walls, counter, and part of the furniture in the villa’s kitchen.

Multimédica Building

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Façade

Photograph: Vanessa Seixas

Location: Cape Verde

Located on the island of Santiago, in Cape Verde, the Multimédica building, in the old city centre of the island, has a façade with a base clad in Viroc Grey and the upper floors entirely clad in Viroc Red.

The Barn

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facade, Modular Construction

Architecture: Boano Prišmontas

Design: Boano Prišmontas

Location: United Kingdom

Nestled amidst the tranquil and serene countryside, stands a stunning architectural masterpiece – The Barn. The structure beautifully blends traditional barn design with modern CNC technology to create a truly unique and captivating space. The arched roof, wooden walls, and small windows all work together in perfect harmony, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that is both functional and beautiful.

The Barn is a private art gallery and contemplative space that has been meticulously designed to evoke a sense of peace and tranquillity. The minimalistic design of the room encourages introspection and reflection, with every detail carefully considered to create a harmonious relationship between the building and the natural world that surrounds it.

The small windows of the barn may seem unassuming at first, but they play a vital role in creating a connection between the space and the surrounding landscape. The windows offer just enough of a glimpse of the picturesque countryside outside, creating an immersive experience that makes you feel like you are a part of the natural world around you.

As you step inside The Barn, you are immediately struck by the warmth and peacefulness of the space. The interior is open and expansive, with a sense of flow that encourages exploration and discovery. The walls are adorned with stunning works of art, each piece thoughtfully curated to complement the natural beauty of the space.

Diagonal Studio

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Pavimento

Architecture: Madeiguincho

Photograph: Madeiguincho

Location: Portugal

We were challenged to design and build a Reception/Studio for a Portuguese timber supplier called Proportional Diagonal. With this in mind, we chose to work with a proportional diagonal as an initial concept and create the model as a sculpture and object, arriving, after many studies, at the final geometric form. The 90º angle was the culmination of the project. Being a reception and also a studio, we created a minimalist atmosphere, in order to allow the decoration to fill the space versatilely, adapting to different situations. Due to the intense sun exposure especially in summer in Portugal, we opted for very resistant cladding materials, requiring good insulation and no openings to the south side. The chosen Viroc flooring with a matt varnish finish created an interesting contrast with the vertical poplar plywood walls that maintain a cleaner wood look in contrast to the angular pine walls with lots of knots.

Hotel Happy Day

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facade

Photograph: Vanessa Seixas

Location: Cape Verde

Located in Santiago Island, Cape Verde, the Happy Day Hotel has part of the façade coated in Viroc Yellow and part of the balconies in metallic structure with vertical fences and false ceilings in Viroc Grey.

Viseu Modal Interface

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Ceilings, Partition Walls, Façades, Furniture

Photograph: José Pinheiro Soares

Location: Portugal

Built using Viroc Grey boards in the walls and floating ceilings, the new structure of Viseu’s Modal Interface, inaugurated in 2020, is integrated in the MUV – Viseu Urban Mobility project and comprises an area for ticket sales and information, a taxi and bus stop, a bicycle path, and a waiting area for users.

The choice of Viroc Grey as a construction and finishing material, refers the use of concrete, keeping its raw appearance but relying on a fast construction, without losing sight of the resistance and plasticity offered by the Viroc panel.

Miguel Mesquita Garden

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Ceilings, Roofs, Partition Walls, Façades

Architecture: Architect Ana Maria Timóteo, Architect Andreia Bernardino

Photograph: 3D images by Atelier Projecto Arte

Location: Portugal

This is the project of an exterior space, the garden of an existing house, where VIROC had already been applied on the pavement of the porch.

This client wanted to improve his outdoor space with the construction of a swimming pool and an annex for laundry and porch to install a barbecue.

This new construction will receive VIROC panels in almost all exterior walls, pillars, and roof.

The Viroc material reinforces the contemporary character they want to give to the unusual shape that has been chosen for the small construction.

Sweet Box – In-Tenta

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls, Facades, Flooring, Bathroom

Architecture: In-Tenta design

Photograph: CGI Photography

Location: Spain

Sweet Box modular suites bring nature inside: green, design, wood and high technology.

Sweet Box modular suites open up a new world of possibilities for the sustainable hotel industry, combining natural materials with advanced technology.

Nowadays, more than ever, less is more. Barcelona-based studio in-tenta design continues to develop new low-impact modular suites aimed at the sustainable and responsible tourism industry. This versatile and customisable collection is made up of prefabricated suites transported in pieces and assembled on site by fitting and bolting, which integrate into natural environments in a respectful way.

Sweet Box suites are based on Ubuild’s modular construction system prefabricated solid wood elements manufactured with the latest wood processing technology, ensuring the high precision of all parts and the perfect fit between them. A sustainable, versatile and efficient system, designed to be assembled by fitting and screwing, which allows the essence of construction to be achieved, eliminating the superfluous.

It is a more rational, sustainable and respectful proposal aimed at the hotel sector that cares about the environment and people’s health. Healthy, comfortable and thermally efficient interiors, precisely designed, with ideal temperature, moisture and acoustics that create unique and relaxing atmospheres. The suites are modulated to order the space and offer multiple configurations of shape, size and equipment… flexible spaces that can be assembled, disassembled, modified or enlarged according to needs. All suites have been carefully designed to provide a stay of great comfort, from which guests can enjoy new experiences, respecting the environment… with the minimum, the suites offer the maximum, with all nature in sight.

Viroc cement wood planks have been chosen for the cladding of the facades, floors and bathroom panelling, because they match perfectly with the system and its design.

House 826

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Exterior, Facades, Interior, Furniture, Walls, Shopfitting

Architecture: Nuno Ferreira Capa

Design: Nuno Ferreira Capa

Location: Portugal

House 826 is located on a ground floor of a 1970s building in the centre of Braga in Portugal, rehabilitated to receive the Pedro Remy Hairdresser’s space.

With 250m2 the space was closed for several years and suffered several interventions over time and presented successive layers of textures and materials, as well as having apparent part of its structure in concrete.

The project emerges with the partial interruption of demolition and use of existing structures that could coexist with the new program to be implanted in the space.

The unfinished look was a structuring concept of the project and defined the actions and the use of the Viroc Grey panel marks the new intervention, in perfect harmony with the exposed concrete structures, raw wall and ceilings.

Viroc was the choice for the cladding of the façades, internal walls, and furniture, perfectly integrated with the remaining original preserved structures and other new materials.

Height Extention

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Daniel Hollegha, Brigitte Hollegha

Photograph: Pablo Casares, Hollegha Arquitetos

Location: Spain

The expansion project consisted of dismantling the roof of a three-storey building, with three apartments per floor, and replacing it with a new volume that contains the enlargement of two of the apartments on the top floor, a total of 97 m2 plus 54 m2 of terraces.

The construction was made of wood to facilitate the process and minimize weight. In fact, despite adding a floor, the total weight was reduced and thus doesn’t add load to a somewhat delicate building of the 1940ies, with a façade that is protected due to its historical value. It was possible to complete the works in 8 months and without moving the inhabitants of the 3rd floor.

The new top floor, whose shape is a result of the lighting angles required for the lower floors, contains several bright rooms with access to terraces, which add a lot of spaciousness to the apartments. All vertical façade elements are covered with Viroc panels. From the street, the extension is invisible.

 

MIGA

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls, Furniture

Architecture: SA estudio de arquitectura

Photograph: Desarrolla, SA estudio

Location: Spain

Adrián Felípez begins, in February 2016, his personal project Miga. Between old Stone walls, inside an historic building, the Galician Bistró is placed. A new establishment where the fresh local products are careful cooked into a detailed architectural design.

The aim of the project was connecting the meals and the client. As a result, the kitchen is placed at the establishment core. According to the studio’s philosophy, architecture is the art of creating new spaces, experiences, and emotions, trying to activate as much as possible all senses of its users.  In this case, the architects tried to show the cooking experience. How with fresh products the chef can make wonderful meals.

The main challenge of the project was the need for different spaces along the restaurant, creating private spaces where the customer will be into a special private atmosphere. As a result, there are three spaces. Firstly, at the entrance, some high tables to take a wine and eat some meal. Secondly the dining room, a static space where enjoy leisurely Miga’s food. Finally, a private room achieve a high level of intimacy and warmth.

Lights levitate above old stone walls, a polished concrete floor and board Viroc and pine furniture. All lighting fixtures were designed by the studio and realized by local custom lighting manufacturers. A singular lighting system has been executed, designed through a wiring placed in zigzag, of which hang a total of 100 light points type led.

The outcome of the project was identical to the original vision for the space. Thanks to a very open-minded client and his ability to understand complex design concepts and his willingness to create an original restaurant of very high quality made it easier for the studio to design and carry out its original vision until the finest detail. 

Partners:

Severo Rodríguez Somoza

International School of Palmela

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: facades

Architecture: Estúdio AMATAM - Manuela Tamborino, João Amaral e Rui Cardoso

Photograph: Garcês

Location: Portugal

The main challenge of this project was to explore the potential of an existing orchard, to take advantage of a space that was not usually used and make it more dynamic. Through modular construction, 2 modules were developed for the International School of Palmela that explored the possibilities of modular construction in wood and its spatial versatility.

Their implantation was carefully studied to integrate the modules between the existing trees by distributing them harmoniously through the orchard and interconnecting them by a wooden deck path that branches off to the different rooms.

In terms of materiality, the exterior of the modules is characterised using horizontal wooden slats and black Viroc with a natural finish. Viroc, given its versatility and aesthetic qualities, fitted perfectly into the concept we were looking for, not only because it presents a very interesting contrast to the wood, but mainly because of the nuances and variations it presents, very strong characteristics of a more natural material.

Raquel Hermo Beauty

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls, Furniture

Architecture: Studio Moai

Distributor: Maderas Acuña

Location: Spain

Combined with the natural tone of wood and the green of the vegetation, the Viroc panel complements the environment with naturalness, delicacy, and beauty. Its durability and moisture resistance make it the ideal material for environments such as shops, clinics and beauty studios.

RCA House, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facade

Architecture: ARQ Eduardo Miguel

Location: City of Funchal, Madeira Island - Portugal

For the rehabilitation of this house located in the amphitheater of the city of Funchal, Madeira Island, it was elaborated a plan of specific changes scattered throughout the house, to improve the parameters of design, functionality, and interior comfort of the dwelling.

A garage that was transformed into a living room, a window that became the main entrance, a new swimming pool and solarium in the garden, a new garage under the garden, etc. were some of the changes that required constant attention to detail.

For the construction of the most striking element of this project, the new body of the main entrance of the house, it was decided to build a box lined on all sides with VIROC panel.

To do so, a masonry structure was built, duly waterproofed. On this structure, natural aluminum profiles of 6 cm were placed, to which 12 mm panels of natural VIROC were glued using the Bostik PanelTack system (primer + felt + mastic) and screws in the ceilings. For the finishing of the VIROC panels and respective fins it was decided to apply several coats of silicone water repellent, matt and colourless, thus enhancing the natural appearance of the raw VIROC. The tops/sides of this box were finished with stainless steel profiled sheeting.

Since this is a rehabilitation, the cladding in glassroc is an added value as it is a material that allows the connections between the old and the new construction to be hidden, concealing possible flaws and cracks in the masonry. On the other hand, this villa is located at a high elevation and is often exposed to permanent rain and humidity, requiring a resistant material that is easy to maintain and replace, and at a low cost.

 

Revoulat refuge

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Ceilings, Walls, Interior

Architecture: Dupond Braillon Architecte

Photograph: Nicolas Braillon

Location: France

This project brings together the past and the future. The architects’ mission was to draw on ancient knowledge to imagine a world of the future. On the same concept, this building was designed based on indigenous architecture, protected by a contemporary roof, a unique source of energy supply (rainwater harvesting and solar energy).

GUSTAVO Barbershop

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls and Furniture (counter)

Location: Portugal

For Gustavo Barbershop, Viroc grey was chosen as the covering material for walls and counter furniture. The natural look of the cement guaranteed by the Viroc panel gives the environment a sober modernity, suitable for the masculine atmosphere of the barber shop.

Megasport centre, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Floors, Partition walls

Constructor: CIMSA, Cut&Go

Distributor: MAUSA

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Gymnasium with walls covering in Viroc Grey with details in Viroc Black and pavement with details in Viroc Grey.

The rustic appearance of the panels and the application of slabs of different sizes, gives the space a modern and stripped look. Because it is durable, moisture-resistant and acoustically insulating, it is possible to find Viroc in a variety of environments.

https://megasportcentre.com/

CABINET DU PALAIS

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc grey

Application: Walls, Doors, Flooring, Interior

Architecture: Jordan Hoareau Architecture

Location: France

Shelter of Memories – CASACOR SP 2017

Technical Specifications


Application: Facade

Architecture: Duda Porto

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Instead of presenting a decoration idea or highlighting a design piece, architect Duda Porto, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, debuts at the 31st Casa Cor São Paulo calling attention to the importance of valuing every instant with what is essential, combining simplicity and sophistication.  “It’s time to get closer to those we love and exchange real experiences. Let’s (re)conquer nature, create a haven, and build memories for life,” explains the professional. “Our memories and our conscience have shelter wherever and whenever we want”, he adds.

Shop Calmani

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Shopfitting

Architecture: Nightingale

Photograph: Alexandre Vanbattel

Location: Belgium

Viroc was the material chosen for the wall cladding of this clothing shop in Belgium. This retail space was valued for the heterogeneous appearance, the ease of installation and the durability of the Viroc panel.

Cernusco sul Naviglio School

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Façades

Architecture: Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati

Photograph: Delfino Sisto Legnani

Location: Italy

At a location that combines urban and countryside experiences, one finds a school where colour is king.

The choice of material for its façades, which incorporate an original ventilation system, was the Viroc panels in its different colours.

The campus was designed in a wide-open green area where the buildings have interior gardens.

In buildings of one or two storeys, moulded to the landscape as if they were a pathway, the volumetry blossoms into a town, permeated by streets that cross it and allow one to see inside it.

At the heart of the complex is the kindergarten and primary school, where volumes with gardens and orchards characterise the educative facilities. The interior gardens look out onto the streets, while the classrooms are organised symmetrically at the bottom of the garden, facing an ample corridor. The coloured Viroc panels give life to the building, as well as thermal protection and controlled ventilation.

The panels were chosen because they are durable outdoors and waterproof. The colours make is a vivacious building where the children are happy to be.

DAVID BROWNLOW THEATRE / JONATHAN TUCKEY DESIGN

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Façades

Architecture: Jonathan Tuckey Design

Photograph: Jim Stephenson

Building belonging to a school in England, in a location surrounded by nature. The façade, designed in red Viroc, is based on a wooden framework that can be seen. Red Viroc was chosen because of its resemblance to the traditional Victorian houses of the vicinity.

The design of the structure includes historical influences out of respect and to be respected. The portico and its striking appearance, are hallmarks of these bygone eras that remain functional today.

Nature and sustainability were key aspects of the project, and the fact the material is natural also leads to better thermal and acoustic behaviour. On the façade, Viroc was cut, shaped into different scales and heights and machine worked to design 3D effects that endow the building with more life.

This theatre aims to be a meeting point and a welcoming arena for the children, in a harmonious blend of nature, learning and fun.

Video: https://youtu.be/NhcdqpBhneo

International Centre for Contemporary Medals

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Façade

Architecture: Município do Seixal

Location: Portugal

Result of the rehabilitation of a historical building, in Quinta da Fidalga, Arrentela, this place intends to value and promote the medalist theme.  

The centre aims to bring together athletes and the school, academic and the community. 

The material displayed here comes from donations, a large part of which was donated by the sculptor João Duarte, who has dedicated himself to the teaching and dissemination of medal art, as well as to its creation.  

The building has an exhibition area, a meeting/training room, offices and workshops, a documentation centre, a collection room and an outdoor leisure area, and this mixture will allow the message of this art to be conveyed.  

The structure combines traditional architecture with an entrance marked by Viroc on the façade, which imposes itself. It invites you to enter, to immerse yourself in the universe that this theme offers. It is a living example of how Viroc can be inserted in a modest architecture, being also a facilitating element of everyday life (a ramp that appears in the element contemplating the help to people with reduced mobility). 

ÁPH80 – Ábaton Modular House

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Ábaton

Location: Spain

Award winning modular house from the Ábaton studio, which makes our imagination take us to a simple life, in harmony with nature in a solid structure that protects us. 

The ÁPH80 module breathes naturalness, balance and peace, being basically self-sufficient, transportable by road and financially competitive.

The exterior is entirely covered in Viroc, as it is a resistant material, which helps the house to have better acoustic and thermal behaviour. Even the openings are Viroc, cut out to allow the ventilation of the room and to bring the outside in. Inside, the panels are also part of the furnished room and partitions.

It has been designed as an ideal 2-person dwelling, to be transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere. ÁPH80 embodies the principles and objectives of ÁBATON: well-being, environmental balance and simplicity.

ÁPH80 has 3 different rooms of 27 m2 (9×3): a living room/kitchen, a complete bathroom and a double bedroom. Most of the materials used can be recycled and meets the sustainable criteria that ÁBATON applies to all its projects. It blends in with its environment thanks to its large openings that bring the outside in. 

ÁPH80 has been designed and manufactured entirely in Spain. Manufacturing time: 4-6 weeks. Laying time: 1 day. Transport by road.

Braga Market

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Interior, stalls in the restaurant area

Architecture: Apto Arquitetura

Photograph: Apto Arquitetura (e Eng Pinheiro Soares)

Location: Braga, Portugal

The market of Braga was renewed, counting with a restaurant area where Viroc dominates. According to the responsible for the project, the renovation of this space allowed to create a new centrestage to the community, not forgetting the values of the people who will use it. The tradition of Portuguese material is of great importance, which is why Viroc was chosen to integrate and cover all the stalls in the restaurant area. The simplicity and straight language comes to life with Viroc. There are 10 booths which promote what is most local in Braga.  A metallic structure was created where the panel was applied, a safe option, being moisture resistant and easy to clean. The pleasant space, balancing innovation and tradition, invites the community to live it in the best way.

Firjan house Project of Creative Industry (Brazil)

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Atelier77

Design: Monique Cabral, Fernando Bonini

Photograph: Monique Cabral, Fernando Bonini

Location: Brazil

FIRJAN house proposes a space for creating innovative solutions for the challenges of the economy. It is part of a small palace and includes business, educational and cultural activities.

Its architecture promotes the connection between the different buildings in the set, preserving the existing trees and creating an internal meeting square. The transparent facades combined with Viroc strips as a mobile panel invite lightness, protect the interior by its shading, while the wall, in grey Viroc, reveals a robustness that reveals an opening to the street. The viroc was mechanized, either for acoustic reasons or ventilation, and it helps the idea of ​​a building open to the public, breaking the wall barrier.

Second place in the Saint-Gobain Architecture Award – Sustainable Habitat in the ‘Institutional Project’ category.

Architecture: Atelier77

Photography: Monique CabralFernando Bonini

Postgreen Homes

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Manifest AD and Postgreenhouses

Photograph: Postgreenhouses

Location: United States of America

Aiming to create large open spaces and more efficient living in Philadelphia neighborhoods, Manifest AD atelier, in conjunction with Postgreenhomes, created a duplex house that has been replicated. Having already worked with fiber cement, they discovered that Viroc was the solution for these buildings, as it is “raw”, a natural material that varies from panel to panel. The wood present in the panels helps to reduce the carbon footprint of a typical cement panel, and also adds thermal efficiency and sound insulation improvements.

The atelier used Corten steel accents on the facade with Viroc, so that the contrast of these two natural materials with each other creates a dramatic facade, gaining life, rust and marks of time.

The interior works with an open kitchen, dining room and living room with access to a patio. The remaining spaces open to a large window that brings more light and air into the rooms than usual. Space flows from the inside to the outside.

Drop box N-240, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Outer cladding, doors and windows

Architecture: In-Tenta

Photograph: Estudibasic

Location: Santa Maria de Palautordera, Catalunha, Spain

A small but great idea for a hotel that makes us experience nature in an intense and integrated way, with a comfortable and sustainable alternative. Suite nr. 240 is part of the DROP box hotel suites collection. The suite module is built, transported and settled in placed in just 2 hours. Located in a resort near Barcelona, it was an option of the property owner to increase the number of rooms. Viroc was the ideal choice for the outer cladding, door and windows, as it is a moisture-resistant, fungi resistant and low-maintenance material. The colour chosen fitted perfectly with the landscape.

It has a living room, bathroom, bedroom and a suspended outdoor platform for a ‘plunge’ into the forest, which has been installed on a metal structure to fit in with the natural space.

FORA SUNGLASSES STORE

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Displayer and Counter

Architecture: Lopo de Carvalho Arquitectos

Photograph: Garcês

Location: Porto, Portugal

Located besides the famous Fonte Monumental de Mouzinho da Silveira (Mouzinho da Silveira Monumental Fountain), in the city of Porto, this new shop of the Fora Sunglasses chain is notable for the remarkable design of its displayer, customer counter, display case and vertical stairway to the shop’s storeroom located on the first floor.

Drawing inspiration from the granite that designs the city of Porto, this shop was fitted out using a cement and wood composite material called Viroc, which combines with the reinforced screed floor to form harmonious grey tones that enable certain architectural items to be highlighted using the white colour.

The displayer comprises two structures in a scythe shape that are positioned separately in one of the corners of the shop, as if dancing with each other: this Viroc construction serves to store the glasses in drawers and host display shelves in white lacquered wood. The shelves unify the two structures and subtly exacerbate the perception of movement characteristic of a dance.

The customer counter is light, with a slim design and a small volume that perfectly serves its function, aided by a block of drawers on wheels. The lightness of this counter is achieved by using the Viroc which merges into the reinforced screed flooring.

The display case, split into two modules, was designed for two purposes. It stores the sunglasses in drawers in the lower part and provides information about the product through an acrylic box illuminated from above.

The stairway connects the shop to its storeroom, and is made from white lacquered iron in a spiral that contributes to the theme suggested by the displayer of architecture in movement.

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PopUp house, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Wilbat House

Photograph: Wilbat House

Location: L’Armentera, Spain

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Santo Inácio School, Brazil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Façades

Architecture: ZWEI Arquitetura

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

House of 145m2, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Kirigami Construction

Location: Lauragais, France

Hotel 498, South Korea

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: False ceilings, partition walls, flooring

Location: Incheon, South Korea

Creativity Factory, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls

Architecture: MB Arquitetos | Mário Benjamim

Photograph: João Morgado Photography

Cash Carry, Czech Republic

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Partition Walls

Location: Praga, Czech Republic

100th Quac Insik Exhibition Anniversary, South Korea

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Partition walls, Furniture and Interior design.

Architecture: Espacio Gauss | Sergio Alonso del Campo | Diego García Cuevas

Photograph: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,Korea | SBI Associates

Location: Gwacheon, Korea

Galician Bistró, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture, Interior Design

Architecture: SA estudio de arquitectura

Photograph: Desarrolla, SA estudio

Location: Coruña, Spain

Rubuild Offices, Bulgary

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Walls

Architecture: Evgeni Raffailov / RUHouse Studio

Location: Sofia, Bulgary

Ion City

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Partition walls, false ceilings

Architecture: Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc

Design: Erla Ingjaidsdottir, Minarc

Location: Iceland, Mt. Hengill

In the land of legends, where fire meets ice, the hotel appears, Ion, the most impressive luxury hotel in Iceland, designed by Minarc.

Situated on the slopes of Mt. Hengill, the Ion is perched on top of a series of pillars and cladded in Viroc. Its exterior resembles lava emerging from the mountainside.

The Ion, with the use of natural light, outdoor spaces and panoramic views of the surroundings, creates a sense of unity, where the limits of the Viroc walls seem to beckon to nature.

Inspired by the surrounding environment, Ion plays with innovative materials, sustainable practices and the natural characteristics of Iceland in its design. Surrounded by hot springs, they provide hot geothermal water and energy.

The prefabricated construction system in Viroc panels complies with environmentally safe construction standards. Floating wood and other natural materials are used extensively in furniture throughout the hotel. Beds and chairs are made from recycled materials.

Each room is detailed with strict lighting effects and subtle color palettes, as well as an abundance of natural light. The large panoramic windows in each room offer stunning views of Lake Thingvallavatn and the surrounding mountains, over which Nature’s own theater unfolds while the most spectacular light show, the Northern Lights, comes to life.

Photos: Art Gray Photography

Architects: Minarc

Frescos do Bairro, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Signing / Decoration

Architecture: Imarte, atelier

Photograph: Imarte, atelier

Location: Odivelas, Portugal

COLD PRESSED JUICERY ADEMT PUURHEID, Netherlands

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc grey

Application: Wall cladding, false ceilings, flooring, furniture

Design: Standard Studio

Constructor: JOB Interieurbouw

Photograph: Wouter van der Sar

Location: Amesterdam, Netherlands

“On the road and in the mood for a healthy snack or smoothie, that’s why The Cold Pressed Juicery was created. The chain’s third space has opened in the middle of Amsterdam in a monumental canal-side building.

Two contrasting worlds come together inside The Cold Pressed Juicery. Past and present, calm and bustling. Upon entering, you place one foot on the marble floor which has been left untouched for an exclusive and natural look. On a higher landing is the ‘lounge’, the place to relax while enjoying a smoothie or snack.

The lounge slides into the monumental building like a box. The difference in height and the contrasting use of materials divide the room into different worlds. The floors and walls are made of Viroc.

Viroc has a pure appearance that fits in with the concept of The Cold Pressed Juicery. The sound absorbing properties mean that you can really relax in the living room and hold conversations without being disturbed.”

Filling Pieces, Tropical Sneaker Wall, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting

Design: FZDP Design Studio

Location: Galerie Perrotin, Paris

Caramelle Coffee Shop, Brasil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture

Architecture: KALI ARQUITETURA Porto Alegre/RS

Location: Porto Alegre, Brasil

Ótiva Van Vely, Netherlands

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting,(furniture), Partition walls

Design: New Scene

Photograph: Dave Zuuring

Location: Roosendall, Netherlands

The invisible Party

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting

Architecture: VAN ASSEM INTERIEURBOUW

Photograph: Sal Marston Photography

Beach support, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Ferreira Arquitetos

Photograph: Alexander Bogodoroskiy

Location: Vagos, Portugal

MRV Project (Minimum Rest Villa), México

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Rodrigo Alegre e Carlos Acosta

Location: México

An ecological retreat from urban life. Nominated for the Archdaily Building of the Year 2020.

This house is a prefabricated residence, an alternative to a luxury home, which minimises the environmental impact of new buildings. Ready in 99 days and built from environmentally responsible materials, it fits harmoniously into the urban landscape.

As the master Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe one day wrote, “less is more”. This is the premise that guides the ideas of the architects Rodrigo Alegre and Carlos Acosta (founders of the Mexico City STUDIOROCA, the design company responsible for the elegant interior furniture brand VMD). The goal is to experience and appreciate the natural beauty of Mexico with the smallest ecological footprint possible.

Viroc emerges as the main material for outdoor façades, combining the best features of wood through its flexibility and the endurance of cement. Among its many beneficial properties, it is non-toxic, waterproof, fire-retardant, it provides thermal and acoustic insulation, and its natural beauty emphasises the modern character of any home. Valchromat is used as a lining, endowing that touch of class needed in a luxury house. Waterproof by default, fire-retardant, natural and a full palette of colours available.

This low-cost, uncomplicated building solution provides a non-invasive connection with nature, harmoniously combining a natural and accessible luxurious environment. Viroc and Valchromat could not be prouder to be part of this project.

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Lisbon Brewery, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture

Architecture: Rar Studios

Photograph: Tiago Casanova

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

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Odebrecht showroom, Brazil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc White

Application: Facades, walls, flooring and ceiling

Architecture: Márcio Corrêa, Atelier Dupla Arquitetura Estratégica

Photograph: Haruo Mikami

Location: Brazil

Luxurious, peaceful and elegant. This describes the space designed by the Brazilian architect Márcio Corrêa from Dupla Arquitetura Estratégica.
It is a showroom set up for the launch of Brisas do Lago, a complex in Brasília built by Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias in partnership with Antares Engenharia.

Márcio Corrêa chose Viroc White for the main facades, ceiling, walls, hallway flooring and partition walls of the sales agents’ room of this 500 m2 facility.
According to the architect, “Viroc was chosen because it is a unique product that can be applied for both interiors and exteriors. We decided to leave it with a natural look, just coated with resin.”

Further information:
dupla.arq.br

Modular house, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Roofs and facades

Architecture: Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G.Casares e Marcos González, Atelier MYCC

Photograph: FG + SG

Location: Spain

Built in three months and assembled in three days, this vacation house located in the Galician municipality of Cedeira is a good example of the many possibilities that modular construction, up to now associated with catalogue houses, offers today.
The program demanded by the client, along with the unique site of the house and modulation and transportation needs of prefabricated construction, inspired the design of this house built by the young Madrid studio MYCC, formed by Carmina Casajuana, Beatriz G. Casares and Marcos González.

The house is located on a steep slope, in a remote location in the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula, an area dominated by the imposing presence of the ocean and the slender forest of eucalyptus trees surrounding it. The terrain is surrounded by harvest fields, family farms and pitched roof houses. This image, protected by the area’s building codes, determined the geometry of the house that, simplified up to the point of evoking the basic house, was conceived as an autonomous piece that sits as a landscape observer and that speaks, with new terms, about the traditional language of the place.

The volume was wrapped with two materials with the purpose of setting up a dialogue with the landscape.
The roof and the side facades were covered with Viroc due to “it’s great strength efficiency in spite of being light and, therefore, is easy to maintain and move”.
According to Beatriz, Viroc was also chosen because of its concrete appearance and its “naturalness of being made of wood and not plastic”.
The two main facades of the house were clad with perforated corten trays following the schematized image of a forest silhouette, recreating the image of the surrounding vegetation.

After an assembly trial in the factory, and after making sure that everything fit in properly, the different modules and trusses of the building were taken apart to be packed and moved in trailers the whole 700 kilometers separating the factory from the remote seaside site where it was to be installed. All the parts were put together again on the designated site in just three days, and the finishing touch-ups were done in the following two weeks.
The end result is a high-quality product, designed with high standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.

Further information:
mycc.es
archdaily.com/70220/prefabricated-nature-mycc

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Kindergarten, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black

Application: Facades

Architecture: Nadir Bonaccorso (coordenação), Sónia Silva

Photograph: FG + SG

Location: Portugal

The invitation to bid for the relocation of a kindergarten as part of an urban renewal plan offered an opportunity to reflect on a public building’s relationship with the rough surroundings of a suburban area while also working and experimenting bioclimatic concepts in a multidisciplinary project for a public space.

The signature of Nadir Bonaccorso on this project is unmistakable thanks to his exemplary respect for the principles of sustainable architecture.
The building has been constructed in bare white concrete. Its south side is covered with Viroc Black panels with protruding volumes for sun control offering a unique space for school activities.

The interior is covered with thermal insulation, almost like a second skin. A third skin in brick and plaster protects the insulation and guarantees thermal inertia inside the kindergarten. Heating is provided by a mixed system of solar panels and a gas boiler, which supplies hot water for normal use and heated flooring. The building is ventilated by the difference in pressure from forced air extraction in the toilets, entering the building via a system of grilles in the aluminium thermal frames.

According to Nadir Bonnacorso, “The assembled material constructs the space. I like using materials that show their own nature and Viroc panels have this characteristic. It’s a material that fits in with my construction of space.”

This bioclimatic building is an international reference today and received a special mention at the third edition of the Fassa Bortolo International Prize for Sustainable Architecture. In 2010 it was selected for the OECD Compendium of Exceptional Education Facilities.

Further information:
nbaa.pt

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Shelf House, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black

Application: Facades and Walls

Architecture: Daniel Capela Duarte, Atelier Mutant – Architecture & Design

Photograph: Daniel Capela Duarte

Location: Portugal

Shelf House is a project by the architect Daniel Capela Duarte, of the Portuguese studio Mutant – Architecture & Design.

The project consists of the “mutation” of a family home of the 1960s. The ownersproposed an in-depth intervention in order to adapt that already existing for a new functional purpose and give it a new, typically contemporary image.The image of a shelf was the starting point for the conceptual development of the solution. A white border is added around the building’s facade, to convey the idea of a shelf and serving as the base for the volumes that partition the elevation and represent the books. The black volumes (Viroc Black) contain the intimate areas of the house, namely the bedrooms, while the wood-clad volumes represent the home’s social areas, i.e. the main entrance and living room.

The architect Daniel Capela Duarte states that the reasons for choosing Viroc for this project were “the versatility and the aesthetics of the product, which give it the ideal thickness to be compatible with a “capoto” system facade. Viroc also had the required colour, meaning that no painting was required”.

Further information:
mutant.pt

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Peniche Surfing High Performance Centre, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Adérito carvalho, Transversal - Atelier de Arquitectura e Design

Photograph: João Rosado e Transversal – Atelier de Arquitectura e Design

Location: Portugal

The Peniche Surfing High Performance Centre is a project of the architect and local surfer, Adérito Carvalho and the Portuguese architects Transversal – Atelier de Arquitectura e Design.

The project uses ecological and sustainable construction solutions.

“This new facility was designed taking into account the surrounding landscape and the characteristics of the area where it is located. It comprises a raised structure built on pilings, with a wooden structure, using a unique cladding of cement and wood panels. The cladding was designed to provide effective protection of the building and give an aesthetic image associated with the sea and a fish scale,” states Peniche Municipal Council.

The Peniche High Performance Surfing Centre is designed for the training and technical improvement of national teams, teams, and elite and top competition surfers. It can accommodate about 30 people at any one time, both coaches and athletes, and it also has various technical and administrative offices, cafeteria and dining room, a shop, a registered office for a local surf-related association and also a small environment interpretation centre.

Find out more at:
www.cm-peniche.pt
www.transversal.pt

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Júlio Dantas School, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Interior walls

Architecture: Carlos Almeida Marques - Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Lda

Photograph: João Morgado

Location: Portugal

The plans for refurbishing Júlio Dantas Secondary School in Lagos, Portugal, were drawn up by the Carlos Almeida Marques – Arquitectura e Urbanismo, Lda studio, headed by architect Carlos Marques.

Carlos Marques, who was in charge of the refurbishment project, explains:

”We used Viroc for the interior walls of Júlio Dantas Secondary School, because we needed to create a system of dividing walls that could satisfy four technical requirements:

it had to be easy to pass cables and pipes through, in such a way that they were simple to install and could be connected and disconnected easily, in keeping with how each room was intended to be used, providing the best functional and spatial framework for those elements;

the material used had to withstand the intensive use typical of public buildings, especially schools, and Viroc offers the kind of durability and hard-wearing capabilities required in such projects;

the walls had to provide thermal and acoustic insulation, so several studies, trials and tests were conducted with Viroc’s technical assistance, enabling us to come up with an efficient and cost-effective response;

finally, the rooms had to be flexible, given that schoolrooms are often reorganized, and the highly mobile Viroc walls meant that this could be achieved easily and with the minimum of resources.

Given the challenges we face in construction today, we see Viroc as a material that offers a modern approach to 21st-century design and architecture.”

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Lisbon Terrace, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Flooring and outdoor furniture

Architecture: Ana Guerra

Photograph: FG + SG

Location: Portugal

Ana Guerra is the architect responsible for redesigning a terrace adjacent to a modern apartment in a gated condominium of the city of Lisbon, Portugal.

“The intention was to create an environment that is conducive to parties, for meals and to enjoy summer afternoons and evenings. The design contains an area for Yoga, a table for six people, a bar and sofas. The VIROC “sideboard” includes the bar, hides the table and provides space for storing the sofa cushions”, explains the architect Ana Guerra.

The architect responsible for redesigning this terrace chose VIROC due “to its flexibility properties that allow it to create all the required forms (such as doors, drawers and table), its high weathering resistance, which means its components can permanently stay outdoors, and the contemporary aspect of the natural-looking materials, which fit the architectural language of the building where they are used without needing any finishing. VIROC possesses all these characteristics, giving the project the uniformity required for the intended result”.

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Casa del Lector, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Floor, walls and ceilings

Architecture: Antón García-Abril | Ensamble Studio

Photograph: Roland Halbe

Location: Spain

The Spanish architect’s office, Ensemble Studio, was given the mission of transforming the former Madrid Matador into a Reader’s House, a benchmark cultural centre for contemporary creation in the city of Madrid.

The project is developed by the Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation and led by the Spanish architect Antón García-Abril. It maintains and enhances the original nature of the manufacturing facility, combining the interior metal structures and original exterior masonry walls with precast concrete and Viroc that are now added to the building. This marks a clear difference from the original building while keeping the memory of the site as its history embarks on a new direction.

Casa del Lector thus becomes a symbiotic correlation between the universe of books and the architecture where the art of the word seems to flow through its contemporary shapes and materials.

Casa del Lector can host cultural activities of all kinds, such as exhibitions, conferences, training courses, creativity workshops, music concerts, film and performing arts festivals. These activities combine with applied research to contribute to the creation of a reader who understands, appreciates, assimilates, shares and interprets the world, society and our time.

Viroc Grey was the material chosen for all floors and for installation on some walls and ceilings.

For more information go to:
www.casalector.fundaciongsr.com
www.ensamble.info

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Store, eCube Arquitectos, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Facade

Application: Viroc Grey

Architecture: Joana Gouveia e Gonçalo Chivite | eCube Arquitectos

Photograph: Daniel Baptista

Location: Portugal

Joana Gouveia and Gonçalo Chivite from Portugal’s eCube studio were the architects of this store in Setúbal, Portugal.

The design process began by assuming that a space should have many possible uses and attract all kinds of users; a shopping area that could be easily tailored to any kind of activity.

According to Joana Gouveia and Gonçalo Chivite, the aim of the project was to “get away from the traditional idea of a store, without losing sight of the main aims, which were flexibility/adaptability, building cost and architectural value added”.

“With that in mind, we created a striking image for the building as a whole, balancing formal concepts to create impact for anybody looking at the building, and giving particular emphasis to the textures of the materials used to clad the facade, especially through the use of pre-fabricated panels of concrete and Viroc – a wood/cement composite.”

The choice of grey Viroc to clad the facade “was mainly due to its similarity with pre-fabricated concrete panels. This enabled continuity with the existing materials, creating a unitary object. We also used it for its intrinsic characteristics, because it can be applied flexibly for interiors and exteriors, enabling specific stereotomy and angles”.

For further information go to:
www.ecube.pt
www.facebook.com/ecube.arquitectos

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Warborn Flat, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black and Grey

Application: Wall Covering and Ceilings

Architecture: Caiano Morgado Arquitectos

Photograph: Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra

Location: Portugal

This project from the Portuguese architecture studio Caiano Morgado Arquitectos involved refurbishing a flat on the top two storeys of a sea-front building.

The refurbishment had two main aims: to boost the flat’s link with the surrounding land- and seascape and to make it more functional.

According to the designers, the strategy developed for the Warborn Flat “was based on the bespoke principle, by exploring the inherent functionality of each area.

“The windows and balconies have been re-worked in order to enhance the scenic effect of the surroundings and emphasize the transition and link between the interior and exterior.

“Timber, white and Viroc define the flat’s various areas. Black glass provides a boundary element, and its reflections re-interpret the landscape and seascape.”

The sea and the horizon become omnipresent throughout the flat, whether framed by a window or briefly captured in a reflection.

Grey and black Viroc were used for the project, to clad walls and ceilings.

For further information visit:
www.caiano-morgado.com

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Pamplona Flat, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Wall Covering

Architecture: Raul Montero Martínez

Photograph: Cristina Núñez Baquedano

Location: Spain

The purpose of this project by Spanish architect Raul Montero Martínez was to refurbish a small flat in the historic centre of Pamplona in Spain.

The strategy was to release as much space as possible, make better use of the natural lighting, and make the flat more functional and dynamic through the use of hidden and fold-away modules that could be altered to suit requirements, such as working or sleeping.

It was decided to use a limited range of materials for the apartment. Grey Viroc panels were fitted vertically to form the dynamic modules, timber predominates on the floor and ceilings, some of the original beams having been refurbished, and the original brick wall has been left exposed, to emphasize features of the original construction.

According to the architect, Raul Montero Martínez, “the result is spectacular. The owner was very pleased and really likes the use of Viroc in his flat”.

This small flat has become a unique, functional space that can be altered according to needs, the use to which it is put, and even one’s mood.

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Lego Flat, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Grey Viroc

Application: Wall Covering and Flooring

Architecture: Barbara Appolloni

Photograph: Christian Schallert

Location: Spain

This unique apartment in the centre of Barcelona once housed the water tanks for the adjoining building.

Inspired by the extreme functionality found on board boats and the minimalism of Japanese interiors, all the comforts of a hotel suite in a compact environment are provided within the 22sqm of useable area, the clean design being based on two materials: timber and grey Viroc.

Viroc is a waterproof material, is aesthetically attractive and is easy to work with. Along with timber, it was used for all of the apartment’s horizontal and vertical cladding and panelling.

The walls are designed to hide all of the furniture as part of a meticulous system comprising various opening mechanisms, which contain everything needed in a house. The result is a universe that changes according to the time of day.

An outside stairway connects the lower floor to the terrace, which rounds of the comfort provided by the flat with magnificent views of the city.

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Cantilever House, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Facade and Wall Covering

Architecture: James Bansac

Photograph: Agence James Bansac Architectes

Location: France

Cantilever House is an ecological single dwelling project by the French architect James Bansac.

This house is built on a hillside on the banks of the River Saône in Rochetaillée, France. It uses a wooden structure as a starting point. It consists of two blocks, one concrete and the other of wood, one stacked on the other then the blocks are staggered, challenging the laws of gravity and the resilience of materials.

Viroc Grey was used to clad the facades and cover the indoor walls of this project. According to the architect in charge, James Bansac, “Viroc was chosen for this project primarily because of its natural appearance which gives it a very interesting appearance of concrete. Viroc’s price/quality ratio also influenced the choice.”

For further information visit:
www.james-bansac.com

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Vigo Flat, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Wall Covering

Architecture: Jordi Castro Andrade e Maria González Ferro

Photograph: Santos-Diez / BISimages

Location: Spain

The aim of this project was the restoration of the interior of an apartment of the 1960s in the city of Vigo, in Spain.

This apartment was originally composed of many divisions, typical of 1960’s constructions. It has been transformed from all these little rooms into a large interior space divided only by furniture, where everything happens. All the rooms and bathrooms open to this large common area. Of particular note is the children’s bedroom which joins with this large common area during the day by opening a large sliding door.

According to the project managers, the architects Jordi Castro Andrade and Maria González Ferro, “to emphasize the large central space as the axis of the new home, we tried to give it, besides its large floor area, greater texture using Viroc Grey to create all the storage units and partitions of the apartment. Viroc is a material that gives each panel a subtly different texture, helping us to read the central space of the apartment.”

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Loft Verona, Italy

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black and Grey

Application: Wall cladding, kitchen module, shelves and furniture

Architecture: Andrea Zanero | Unduo

Photograph: PEPE Fotografia

Location: Italy

Italian architect Andrea Zanero, with Unduo studio, was responsible for restructuring this loft in Turin, Italy.

Restructuring focused on making the utmost use of space and natural light. The kitchen was created around a large black Viroc work surface containing space for the main domestic appliances, sink and storage systems.

To make best use of the space, the architect created a shelving system on the walls using Viroc, to take the television, books and other items. Similarly, a long bench was made from Viroc, and grey Viroc was used to clad the bathroom walls.

According to Andrea Zanero, “Viroc is an excellect material for this kind of use (kitchen modules, furniture, storage systems and wall cladding) and an excellent way of making them look like concrete”.

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Moto Clube de Faro, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Grey Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Miguel Caetano

Photograph: Paulo Santos e Miguel Caetano

Location: Portugal

The new headquarters of the Faro Motorcycle Club, located in a main avenue in Faro, Portugal, was opened in the club’s 30th year. The event marked it out as one of Portugal’s and the world’s leading motorcycle clubs.

The project was designed by architect and motorcyclist Miguel Caetano, who “wanted to highlight the importance of the association, with its enterprising, irreverent, creative and social spirit, via an architectural structure that would serve as a monument”.

The building can be viewed as two volumes, one being “essentially white, recalling the Algarve’s architectural tradition, with cubic, easily understood forms, and bereft of decorative elements”, mainly housing areas used for the club’s internal affairs. The other is clad in grey Viroc panels, giving it a look that is “cutting edge and contemporary, incorporating the entrance hall and main room”, intended more for club members’ social activities.

In addition to offices, a bar, kitchen and toilets, this building also has a double bedroom and dormitories sleeping 12 people, a private kitchen, showers, a library, and a wide mezzanine over the bar.

For further information go to:
www.motoclubefaro.pt
www.miguelcaetano.com

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Kindergarten, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Grey Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Santiago Carroquino and Hans Finner

Photograph: Roland Halbe and Jesús Granada

Location: Spain

The purpose of this project, designed by architects Santiago Carroquino and Hans Finner, was to create a nursery school that fitted into its urban surroundings, comprising various eight-storey residential buildings and overlooking a public park.

The designers’ greatest concerns were to create a building that was as environmentally sustainable as possible, and which at the same time would be sufficiently versatile for the kinds of educational activities for which it was intended.

Concluding that the top of the building would be the most visible part, the architects chose to create a carpet of grass on the roof, which blends in with the adjacent park when seen from the surrounding buildings.

The façade structure, ventilated using grey Viroc, provides energy efficiency for the entire complex, and at the same time gives it a contemporary and sophisticated look, in addition to the solar panels installed on the roof.

The interior of the building, which is for children from 4 to 36 months old, is highly versatile. Small rooms can be combined to create larger areas, depending on the particular teaching programme being followed.

For further information go to:
www.carroquinoarquitectos.com

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Bloomberg’s Kitchen, United States of America

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black and Grey

Application: Wall covering

Architecture: Janet Bloomberg, Kube Architects

Photograph: Greg Powers

Location: United States of America

Janet Bloomberg, a US architect of the Kube Architecture studio, is responsible for transforming this 1950’s kitchen.

The important thing, according to Janet Bloomberg, “is the colours and the material used”. The architect has devised a kitchen that combines the coloured cabinets with the walls covered with Viroc Black and Grey thus giving it a contemporary and sophisticated look.

This kitchen won a “Remodeling Design Award” in the “Kitchen Remodeling for under USD 50,000” category, in 2014.

Find out more at

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Matateu Restaurant, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Red

Application: Wall covering

Architecture: Alm&Rich

Photograph: Jorge Castanho

Location: Portugal

Petisqueira Matateu, a restaurant specializing in traditional Portuguese delicacies, is owned by a well-known Portuguese television presenter, João Manzarra, and his associates.

Petisqueira Matateu is located within legendary Restelo Stadium, home to one of Portugal’s greatest and most traditional football clubs, Os Belenenses. The name of the restaurant – Matateu – is a tribute to a legend of Portuguese football, who played for Belenenses in the 1950s and ’60s.

The restaurant enjoys a remarkable view over the River Tagus.  Inside, you breathe the excitements of football, thanks to references to Matateu. The atmosphere is comfortable and sophisticated, owing to the combination of materials used, the entrance wall clad in red Viroc being of particular note.The interiors of Petisqueira Matateu were designed by Alm&Rich, a Lisbon-based studio.

Visit:
Petisqueira Matateu
Av. do Restelo – Estádio do Restelo
1449-015 Lisboa – Belém
Portugal

GPS Lat: 38.704124, Lon:-9.207120

For further information, go to:
Video | Viroc has arrived
Video | Espaços&Casas Reporting
https://matateu.eatbu.com/
www.alm-rich.pt

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Roman Sepulchral Way Interpretation Centre, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black

Application: Wall Cladding and Exhibitit Supports

Architecture: Sergi Ventosa e Adelina Casanova

Photograph: Julio Ungidos

Location: Spain

The Roman Sepulchral Way in Barcelona was found by chance during public works in the 1950s in an area destroyed by bombing during the Spanish Civil War. This archaeological discovery comprises the necropolis and the layout of the sepulchral way of the 1st and 3rd century that led to Barcino, the name given to Barcelona.

The Interpretation Centre is next to the archaeological zone. This centre houses the objects discovered in excavations and explains the organisation of Barcino and documents Roman funeral rituals.

Inside the Roman Sepulchral Way Interpretation Centre of Barcelona, designed by the architects Sergi Ventosa and Adelina Casanova of the Udeu studio, the sequence of unpolished Black Viroc panels arranged in triangles gives dynamism to the space, while also evoking the idea of trenches at an archaeological dig.The industrial aesthetics of Viroc, on which the information content was digitally printed, brings austerity to the space.

For further information:
www.museuhistoria.bcn.cat/ca/node/8
www.udeu.net
www.julioungidos.com

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Jordan Street Office, United Kingdom

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Wall Cladding

Architecture: Pearson Architects

Location: United Kingdom

This building, at 12 Jordan Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom, is one of the few Victorian brick buildings remaining in the area.

After suffering a severe fire, the building was refurbished by Pearson Architects. The original appearance was retained, but it was converted into offices. The key to the refurbishment was adaptability. The creation of an open space divided solely by a central corridor frees up the side areas alongside the outer walls. The bricks, which are typical of Victorian buildings, are left exposed, and the spaces can be modified or adapted to suit users’ needs.

Viroc was chosen for this project mainly for its industrial aesthetic, durability and fire-resistance. According to the architect in charge of the project, Miles Pearson, “We were able to apply Viroc quickly, without the need for skirting boards or additional finishing. Viroc proved to be an excellent alternative to the plasterboard or painted walls that are seen in many buildings”.

MaxHaus Brooklin, Brazil

Technical Specifications


Product: Grey and Black Viroc

Application: Facade

Architecture: Rocco Vidal P+W

Location: Brazil

MaxHaus is a development company founded through a partnership that includes, amongst others, the Brazilian architecture studio Rocco Vidal P+W and the Solidi building company.

MaxHaus stands out for its unique and innovative approach to creating apartments. It designs flats as open spaces, which users can divide into as many rooms, and whatever types of rooms, as they like – they are entirely free to customize their own home. MaxHaus calls this approach “open architecture”.

The MaxHaus development in the Brooklin district of São Paulo in Brazil used grey and black Viroc to clad the facades of two tower blocks 22 and 24 storeys high. The designers used Viroc “for its natural and contemporary characteristics and appearance”, and were also inspired by European projects which make considerable use of ventilated-facade technology.

For further information go to:
www.maxhaus.com.br
www.roccovidalpw.com

Buck Mountain House, United States

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Facades and Wall Cladding

Architecture: Jeb Thornburg, Indigo Architecture & Interiors

Photograph: Gary Matoso e Indigo Architecture & Interiors

Location: United States

The “Buck Mountain” house, designed by US architectures Indigo – Architecture and Interiors, is located on Orcas Island, an island off the shore of Washington State, USA.

The “Buck Mountain” house rises among a vast green carpet, in the midst of the Orcas Island forest.The living room was designed to be a wide and convertible area, whose glass walls fully open giving way to a wonderful view that mixes the inside with the outside.

Viroc Grey, used in the “Buck Mountain” house to clad the walls, pavements and exterior facades, was chosen to complement the other materials used: spruce and cedar from the local forest, and iron.Viroc “creates a soothing and monolithic effect.(…) Cement-wood panels need some finishing time, Viroc, in its natural state, has a subtle depth of colour and texture, which looks like concrete.”, claimed the architects from Indigo.

The architects from Indigo – Architecture & Interiors also mentioned that “Viroc is incredibly long-lasting (…) and low-maintenance, which makes it easy to care and use for the owners.”

For more information go to:
www.beingindigo.com
www.clarkconstruct.com

Werelds Beach Club, Art2Go Interieurprojecten, Netherlands

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Counter

Architecture: Art2Go Interieurprojecten

Photograph: Art2Go Interieurprojecten

Location: Netherlands

Werelds aan het Strand is a beach club, situated on the banks of Lake Grevelingen, in the Dutch locality of Ouddorp.
Werelds aan het Strand is a project from the Dutch studio Art2Go Interieurprojecten.

Werelds is a place where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and background music, with a bar and restaurant service offering excellent food and wine right next to the beach.

Viroc Grey was used on this project for the design of the bar counter.

For further information:
www.art2gointerieurprojecten.nl
www.werelds.nl

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Eco-portable Toilets, Estúdio SJ2A, Brazil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Toilets

Architecture: Estúdio SJ2A

Photograph: Estúdio SJ2A

Location: Brazil

These “eco-portable” toilets have been developed by Brazilian architects Sérgio Viana and Jonathan Valle from Estúdio SJ2A. They have been designed using shipping containers to create sustainable architecture that makes maximum use of ecological building materials and techniques.

The containers have been modified to maximize the use of natural light. As mobile structures, the interior cladding employs flexible materials that can withstand a limited amount of movement.

According to the project architects, “The combination of the strength and flexibility of wood and the durability and rigidity of cement made Viroc panels ideal for this kind of use. Viroc enabled us to install all of the plumbing and electrical conduits need to make the equipment work.”

For further information:
www.sj2a.com

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Vivood Landscape Hotels, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Black

Application: Facades

Architecture: VIVOOD Paisagem Hotéis, Daniel Mayo, Agustín Marí, Pablo Vázquez

Photograph: Jabalístudio, Amanda Glez

Location: Benimantell, Alicante, Spain

Located close to Alicante, Spain, VIVOOD Landscape Hotels is a new hotel chain, designed and managed by architects and engineers with a passion to create designed spaces with a new concept to offer a unique experience to its guests.

VIVOOD aim is to use modular architecture to create a network of sustainable resorts that blend into their rural settings. This is a place where travelers in search of new sensations will find peace and quiet in exclusive surroundings alongside ecological awareness.

The buildings are clad externally with black Viroc through the use of sustainable building systems and successfully integrated with the environment, emphasizing the use and combination of wood and Viroc. The earthy tones of these robust and sustainable materials help them to blend in with the natural landscape.

The outdoor image of VIVOOD is built by a covering black Viroc large format panels whose materiality is enriched with a play of lights and shadows projected by the sun through the vegetation. This union, also reproduced inside of the public buildings (restaurant and reception), delves into a seamless indoor-outdoor relationship that is the objective of this project.”, claimed Pedro García from Vivood Landscape Hotels.

The result is 25 independent suites, a restaurant and lounge bar, a panoramic swimming pool and several terraces and private outdoor hot tubs, all nestled in the heart of nature.

A pure ambience of silence and tranquility where you can get away from it all: a real differential value.

Museum Casa Padre Toledo, Brazil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Brut Grey and Brut Black

Application: Furniture for exhibitors Museum Casa Padre Toledo

Architecture: Isabela Vecci

Photograph: Jomar Bragança

Location: Tiradentes, MG - Brazil

The Museum Casa Padre Toledo is an eighteenth century building inserted into the Tiradentes Cultural Campus.

Opened in 2013, Casa Padre Toledo Museum is an eighteenth century building inserted into the Cultural Campus of Tiradentes, the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

The expography Museum Casa Padre Toledo has the appreciation of emptiness, one of its essential ingredients, perhaps its own advantage. In order to direct the visitor’s attention to the surfaces of paintings and to the materiality of the house, Isabela and her team bet in simple artwork – colored lines that surround the openings – in conjunction with irreverent design furniture that support the contemplation of the ceilings and walls.

The interesting thing to note is the mix of Viroc with soapstone, typical stone of the Baroque Mineiro, from Minas Gerais, used in mobile displays, says the Architect Isabela Vecci, responsible for the project.

Plaça d’Europa Parking, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Facade

Architecture: Marià Castelló Martínez e Xico Ribas + Héctor Martínez

Photograph: Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era

Location: Plaça d’Europa. Es Pujols. Formentera. Spain

Plaça d’Europa Parking aims to provide 136 parking spaces to the coastal area of the village of Es Pujols, which concentrates the major part of tourism on the island of Formentera.

In order to release the pressure of road traffic for pedestrians in the entire area of the Plaza de Europa, it has been developed a building of 3018 m2 completely buried whose cover forms a public space.

The simple geometry of the plant helps to optimize the use of the surface and only altered by an annex of facilities, whose facade is the result of the creation of the access ramp at the middle of the northeastern end of the building. Behind this unique building facade are located the control center, bathroom, water deposit and fire fightihng facilities.

Inside, the regular program of the isotropy functional and structural system have only an exception on the insertion of a longitudinal patio which absorbs the regulatory needs of natural ventilation, while visually connecting the parking level with the public space of the Plaza de Europa. This longitudinal section also represents an important source of natural light and houses inside the evacuation elements and vegetation that bring to mind the existing indigenous pine forest before the urbanization of the area.

“Plaça d’Europa Parking” is a project made almost with a single material: concrete. We used it in different ways: in situ, prefabricated, in tiles and in light-weight panels. Viroc offered us a solution in dry construction to keep the material harmony in the space, keeping the soul of the project.”, claimed Marià Castelló Martínez, architect of the project.

The resulting interior space is of great constructive simplicity and sincerity, reversing a general harmony. The structure is also partly enclosure and left visible. The facilities have been studied to relate to the structural grid and allowed to view, to appreciate its beauty.

Casas do Almourão, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Ochre

Application: Ventilated Facade - Viroclin

Architecture: MB-Arquitectos

Photograph: Foz Cobrão Tur

Location: Portugal

The project is implemented in a typical village of Beira Baixa, characterized by its traditional and vernacular architecture. Its location on the outskirts of the urban core, at a narrow strip of land with wide visibility for the Ocresa river, allows together with its program content, a differentiated architectural response that simultaneously respect the characteristics of the place.

The solution of ventilated facade Viroclin was recommended by the responsible architect Mario Benjamin. “It corresponded esthetically and functionally to the architecture intention. Our purpose was to maintan consensus with the initial project, either by the language of the materials used or by the constructive strength and versatility of the execution.”, he says.

The results are characterized by two volumes with four cottages. The cottages follow the topography of the land, assuming a styling that completes itself and dialogues with the surroundings.

More information: www.mb-arquitectos.pt

Dona Ana Rosa Institute, Brazil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Façade and Wall Cladding

Architecture: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

Photograph: Daniel Ducci

Location: São Paulo, Brazil

The Dona Ana Rosa Institute (IDAR) is a nonprofit civil organization, aimed at providing free assistance to underprivileged children and young people in 3 programs, in partnership with the São Paulo City Hall.

The IDAR aims to promote integration between the community, parents, students and employees to strengthen ties and provide activities that connect the Institute and families in order to guarantee users their right to basic care.

Our challenge was to insert a new building into an already built-up area in western São Paulo. The new building will be situated within a set of structures featuring pavilions with gable roofs that were once industrial warehouses.

There were two possible routes to take: either using the existing building, a warehouse with few architectural qualities and not designed for the current purposes; or creating a new model showcasing the institution’s transformation to the entire community, centering on charity work. The second model was chosen and Viroc was used to provide a rational, economical, clean and low impact project.

Viroc & Art, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Location: Portugal

Since 2009, Rui Melo, a plastic artist from Azores, uses Viroc as a painting support, taking much of its texture and chromatic subtlety as part of his compositions, having become a remarkable material in his work as creative.

Rui Melo exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad.

In 2015, the artist held in the Angra do Heroísmo Museum (Terceira – Azores) a solo exhibition called “In Concrete”, where he exhibited, mostly painted work on Viroc.

Rui Melo, works, were characterized by Carlos Bessa as:

“(…) Rui Melo shows ability to counteract the static and dynamic, through a personal grammar particularized landscapes and viewpoints, involving a staged lighting that leads the eye of the beholder to the pit edges. (…) Pays attention to the care with which any of the works aims the precarious balance of tension. Voltage between which expands and contracts and between excess and containment. Duplicity and sustain balance, therefore, a kind of mapping of lightness. ”

In 2016, it was also selected as part of the exhibition ART MAP – Moving Art Project, and will participate with two painted works on Viroc. This event involved 120 artists from around the world.

Envision some of this innovative Viroc works!

Timeless Amsterdam, Netherlands

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Gris

Application: Fachada, Revestimento de Paredes y Decoración Interior

Photograph: Kristof Mignauw

Location: Netherlands

Timeless Amsterdam is a project that takes place in a vintage space, framing recovered objects with purposefully aged appearance on the top of a building in the city of Amsterdam.

The use of Viroc was the basis for giving shape to the intended rustic environment, having been used both in the interior wall clading and other details of interior decoration as well as in the facade of the space.

A place to visit as the surrounding area transports us to a journey between past and present with an incredible view over the city.

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House in Winnipeg,Canadá

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc black

Application: Façades

Architecture: Hugo Gonçalves | H5 architecture

Location: Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canadá

H5 architecture used Viroc’s capabilities on the facade of a home in the province of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

The result is in sight: black Viroc in perfect conjunction with the white landscape.

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Rehabilitation Teatro Cine Elma, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Interior wall cladding

Architecture: Hildegard Glez-Cebrián F. de Caleya e Jan Liebe

Photograph: Maderas Ramos Moreira

Location: A Proba do Caramiñal, Spain

Cine Elma (1950) is one of the most emblematic buildings of the municipality. Its use as a movie theater was replaced by the emerging theatrical activity.

The main goal of this rehabilitation project was to adapt the existing building to the needs of the theater. A new covering unites the whole theater to a single height, allowing to incorporate a large panoramic window that delimits great part of the building.

The characteristics of the building were recovered to the maximum, recovering openings in the façade that were covered over the years. This allowed to recover the visibility from the public spaces increasing the luminosity and fomenting the visual relation between the exterior and the internal activity of the theater.

The facades were painted in a light tonality allowing to emphasize the frames, structures and existing paintings. The new interventions (bathrooms, auditorium and technical rooms) are perceived as independent structures.

The seats are concentrated in the points of greater visibility and the circulations are carried out by the sides.

Several products were used for this rehabilitation, with a greater focus on Viroc and Valchromat.

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Offices PopUp House, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Façades

Architecture: PopUp House

Photograph: PopUp House

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France

The team PopUp House, in the south of France, used Viroc as the main material in the construction of its office of 410m².

Wine shop El Rincón del Chez, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Partition Walls and Wall Cladding

Architecture: Araiz Floristán Arquitectos

Photograph: Pedro Pegenaute

Location: Pamplona, Navarra, Spain

El Rincón del Chez is a small space, about 15 square meters, formerly occupied by an ice cream shop that has been transformed into a shop for wine tasting.

It is integrated in Estafeta street – well known for its surroundings with the festival of San Fermin – using the textures and forms of the pavements of the street. It seeks to materialize the street in a small fragment.

The gray Viroc was chosen, together with oak wood, to make both walls, ceilings and furniture. The goal was to use materials present in the winemaking process.

BIM

Viroc BIM object catalog. For professional use, with all the essential technical information for your project. The downloadable files are for Autodesk Revit software, for Revit versions 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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    FAQS

    No. In Europe asbestos has been prohibited since 2005 through the 2003/18/CE directive.

    In indoor applications, the joints can be sealed using a polyurethane mastic.

    We do not recommend sealing the panels on a facade.

    he expected durability of a ventilated façade made from Viroc panels is the same as a wall built using traditional methods, which is normally considered 50 years.

    The vast majority of problems occur in corners and split edges, owing to incorrect installation of the panels. They must be fixed so as to allow the dilation and shrinking of the panel caused by temperature and humidity variations.

    Yes, we recommend that the panel be applied on a wooden or metal structure as if it was a lining.

    The cement in the panels contains calcium salt, meaning that during the hydration reactions of the cement, salts are produced that rise to the surface (primary efflorescence). When the panels are installed outdoors, if they are not varnished, the salts may migrate to the surface (secondary efflorescence) after coming into contact with rainwater. This is more common in damp and cold climates.

    Although the panel has a degree of flexibility, we do not recommend its application in a curve.  We recommend lining curved surfaces using a series of small straight stretches.

    The panel density is 1350 ± 100 Kg per m3, so a 10-mm thick panel weighs 13.5 Kg/m2.

    There are no specific paints or varnishes for Viroc panels. The panels have an alkaline surface (11 to 13 pH), so usually paints and varnishes suitable for concrete and wood simultaneously have the best results when used on Viroc panels. Solvent-based acrylic resin and aliphatic polyurethane paints and varnishes have shown the best results. Water-based acrylic resin and aliphatic polyurethane varnishes have the least effect in changing the original panel colour

    A wood stain is a varnish used to colour wood. If the wood stain is suitable for the surface of the Viroc panel, mentioned in the previous question, it can be used.

    Tungsten hard metal circular cutting discs are recommended. Diamond cutting discs are only recommended in saw benches.

    A water jet cutter may be used and is as effective as a saw. Laser cutting is also possible, but the edges will have a burned look, on the black coloured panels.

    No, the holes must be drilled by the installer.

    Yes, a set of very high-quality installers have worked with Viroc.

    Viroc panels can be used as a support material for a roof that will be lined. We do not recommend using Viroc panels as the lining of the roof. On flat or near flat surfaces, owing to higher exposure to the sun and puddles of water forming, the dry-damp cycles can lead to the appearance of small cracks in some panels.

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