Viroc

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Viroc® Cement Bonded Particle Board

V-urban® Cement Bonded Particle Board

Viroc è un pannello composito costituito da una miscela di particelle di legno e cemento denominata Cement Bonded Particle Board (CBPB). Questa combina la flessibilità del legno con la resistenza e la durabilità del cemento, consentendo una vasta gamma di applicazioni sia in spazi interni che esterni.

La produzione del pannello Viroc è conforme alle specifiche delle norme EN 634 e EN 13986, con un certificato di marcatura CE.

Il pannello Viroc ha un aspetto eterogeneo con diverse tonalità sparse in modo casuale, che risultano dai colori naturali delle materie prime utilizzate e dalle reazioni chimiche. Differenze di tonalità possono essere osservate sulla stessa faccia, tra le facce dello stesso pannello o tra produzioni diverse.

V-urban® Cement Bonded Particle Board

Il V-Urban è un pannello Viroc con finitura in vernice destinato ad essere applicato su facciate ventilate. Ha la certificazione QB (Qualité pour le Bâtiment/Quality in Building) e ha un Documento di Omologazione Avis Technique rilasciato dal CSTB.               

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Il pannello Viroc è prodotto in diversi colori, spessori e dimensioni. Per ulteriori informazioni, per favore, consultare la Scheda Tecnica Viroc.

Nero | Grigio

Spessore e Dimensioni

Spessore Viroc Grezzo (mm): 8 | 10 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 22 | 25 | 28 | 32
Spessore Viroc Levigato* (mm):  18 | 21 | 24 | 28
Dimensione (mm): 2600 x 1250 | 3000 x 1250 o altri su richiesta

Bianco | Ocra | Giallo | Rosso

Spessore e Dimensioni

Spessore Viroc Bruto (mm): 12 (Altri spessori su richiesta)
Dimensione (mm): Bianco 2600 x 1250 | 3000 x 1250
Dimensione (mm): Ocra | Giallo | Rosso 2600 x 1250 | 3000 x 1250**

ColoriVedere ProdottoSpessore (MM)Dimensioni (MM)Richiesta di esempio
Nero
NG
8 | 10 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 22 | 25 | 28 | 322600x1250 | 3000x1250
Grigio
CZ
8 | 10 | 12 | 16 | 19 | 22 | 25 | 28 | 322600x1250 | 3000x1250
Bianco
BR
122600x1250 | 3000x1250
Ocra
AC
122600x1250 | 3000x1250**
Giallo
AB
122600x1250 | 3000x1250**
Rosso
VM
122600x1250 | 3000x1250**
Grigio*
CZ
18 | 21 | 24 | 282600x1250 | 3000x1250

*Levigato Viroc è disponibile solo in grigio e non è raccomandato a scopo decorativo.

**Minimo 3 pallet.

Conservazioni

I pannelli, quando lasciano la fabbrica per il trasporto, sono protetti da uno strato di plastica impermeabile. I bordi laterali sono protetti con un cartone a forma di L, compresi quelli a contatto con la reggiatura del sistema di imballaggio. La protezione di questi bordi deve essere mantenuta fino alla data di installazione dei pannelli.

I pannelli Viroc devono essere conservati in un’area coperta, protetta dalla luce solare e dalla pioggia, con una base piatta e orizzontale. I pallet devono essere collocati su supporti sufficientemente alti (≥8 cm) per un accesso agevole con il carrello elevatore. La distanza massima tra i supporti non dovrebbe superare gli 800 mm e la distanza tra il primo supporto e la parte superiore del pallet non dovrebbe superare i 210 mm.

Se i pallet sono impilati uno sopra l’altro, tutte le basi di supporto devono essere allineate per evitare deformazioni.

È consentito impilare fino a 6 pallet, per un massimo di 4 metri.

Movimentazioni

Quando possibile, la movimentazione dei pannelli deve essere effettuata utilizzando attrezzature appropriate, come carrelli elevatori a forca o sollevatori a piastre.

Quando i pannelli devono essere spostati manualmente, devono essere spostati uno ad uno in posizione verticale per rimanere piatti e non deformati.

I pannelli sono pesanti, quindi il loro spostamento manuale non deve essere eseguito senza la presenza di un numero sufficiente di persone.

Si devono seguire buone pratiche di movimentazione manuale, utilizzando adeguati dispositivi di protezione individuale e seguendo le regole della legislazione Europea in materia di Salute e Sicurezza, Osha.Europa.eu (Factsheet 73).

Acclimatazione

All’uscita dalla fabbrica, i pannelli hanno un’umidità compresa tra il 6 e il 12%.

Per garantire le corrette condizioni di applicazione, il pannello deve adattarsi alle condizioni di temperatura e umidità del luogo di installazione. Per fare questo, le reggette devono essere tagliate e la plastica protettiva deve essere rimossa dai pallet. Prima dell’applicazione, i pannelli devono rimanere a riposo per almeno 72 ore per potersi acclimatare nel luogo di installazione.

Durante l’acclimatazione, i pannelli nella parte superiore dei pallet, le cui reggette sono già state rimosse, possono piegarsi, formando una concavità verso l’alto. Questo fenomeno è naturale e si verifica a causa della perdita differenziale di umidità tra le due superfici. Questo processo è reversibile. Il pannello sarà di nuovo piatto se capovolto con la parte superiore verso l’alto. Lo stesso effetto sarà ottenuto bagnando la facciata concava (superficie verso l’alto) con acqua.

Per maggiori informazioni consultare la documentazione tecnica disponibile sul portale di Viroc.

TAGLIO, FORATURA E LAVORAZIONE

I pannelli possono essere tagliati, forati e lavorati con utensili elettrici o ad aria compressa normalmente utilizzati in carpenteria o fabbri meccanici.

Il taglio, la perforazione e la lavorazione dei pannelli Viroc e V-Urban rilascia polvere che può contenere tracce di silice, un materiale costituente il cemento, pertanto è necessario utilizzare i dispositivi di protezione individuale adeguati, quali maschere, guanti, occhiali, ecc.

Tagliare

I pannelli Viroc devono essere tagliati con seghe circolari con frese in metallo duro ad alta resistenza all’usura (tungsteno) o diamantate. Per eseguire tagli multipli o tagliare pannelli con uno spessore di 19 mm o superiore, è necessario utilizzare un tavolo da taglio orizzontale. Il tavolo da taglio renderà il lavoro più redditizio.

Perforazione

La perforazione deve essere eseguita con trapani in modalità “senza impatto” utilizzando trapani HSS (acciaio ad alta velocità) adatti per la perforazione nel metallo.

Lavorazione di bordi

La semplice lavorazione dei bordi può essere eseguita in loco utilizzando una topia portatile. Utilizzando le frese corrette, i bordi possono essere realizzati con: smusso, arrotondamento, intaglio, ecc.

I bordi dei pannelli possono essere dotati di tacche realizzate in fabbrica, maschio-femmina (solo in pannelli calibrati su entrambi i lati) o mezzo legno.

Facciate

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Il pannello Viroc può essere applicato all’esterno, in particolare su una facciata ventilata, essendo la soluzione ideale per rivestimenti esterni, grazie ai suoi indiscutibili vantaggi di isolamento termico.

Lo spessore minimo del pannello per l’applicazione su facciate è di 12 mm.

Si consiglia di proteggere il pannello applicando pittura o vernice .

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Pavimenti

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La costruzione di pavimenti strutturali o rivestimento di pavimenti è un’altra possibilità di applicazione per i pannelli Viroc.
È ampiamente utilizzato nella ristrutturazione di vecchi edifici, sostituendo il tradizionale pavimento in legno, che si degrada con la presenza di acqua nelle aree degli impianti sanitari, nelle cucine e nelle aree collegate alle pareti della facciata.

Può essere utilizzato come rivestimento e finitura per pavimenti esistenti.
Lo spessore minimo dei pannelli utilizzati nei pavimenti strutturali è di 19 mm.
Se usato come rivestimento, senza funzione strutturale e appoggiato su una superficie esistente, lo spessore raccomandato è di 12 mm.

Quando applicato ai pavimenti, è necessario prestare attenzione ai carichi a cui sarà sottoposto il pannello Viroc, poiché la sua resistenza dipende dallo spessore del pannello e dalla distanza tra le travi di supporto.Si consiglia di applicare pittura o vernici adatte a pavimenti con buona resistenza all’usura

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Pareti

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Il pannello Viroc è adatto anche per la costruzione di pareti divisorie.

Se applicato all’esterno, devono essere rispettate le stesse regole del sistema per facciate ventilate.
Questa applicazione è apprezzata per le caratteristiche del pannello in termini di aspetto visivo, resistenza meccanica, isolamento acustico, resistenza al fuoco e durata.

È una scelta preferita nelle camere d’albergo o nei cinema, dove la resistenza acustica ai suoni aerei e la resistenza al fuoco sono i criteri che definiscono lo spazio da compartimentare. Anche le stanze umide interne sono aree ideali per l’uso del pannello Viroc grazie alla sua resistenza all’umidità, come l’applicazione in complessi di piscine, docce e impianti sanitari.

Il pannello Viroc può essere utilizzato anche come rivestimento e finitura di pareti esistenti, sia interne che esterne.
Lo spessore minimo dei pannelli Viroc utilizzati sulle pareti interne in aree asciutte è di 10 mm e 12 mm per applicazioni in ambienti umidi interni o esterni.

In aree umide si consiglia di applicare pittura o vernice.

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Soffitti

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Il pannello Viroc viene utilizzato anche in controsoffitti sia interni che esterni, per la sua estetica e durata.

Quando si applica a controsoffitti, devono essere previste giunte aperte tra i pannelli, sia in interni che in esterni.

Lo spessore minimo dei pannelli Viroc utilizzati in tetti interni in aree asciutte è di 10 mm e 12 mm per applicazioni in ambienti umidi interni o esterni.
In aree umide si consiglia di applicare pittura o vernice.

È inoltre adatto per resistere ai rivestimenti delle coperture, grazie alla sua resistenza meccanica, indice di isolamento ai suoni aerei, resistenza termica e resistenza all’umidità.
È necessario tenere conto dei carichi a cui sarà sottoposto il pannello Viroc, ad esempio quando applicato ai pavimenti.
Lo spessore minimo dei pannelli Viroc utilizzati nelle coperture è di 16 mm.

 

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Mobilia

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Il pannello Viroc può essere utilizzato in mobili per interni ed esterni.

È un pannello idrofugo, tuttavia, se utilizzato all’aperto, deve essere verniciato, così come in zone umide.

Produce soluzioni di lunga durata, grazie alla sua grande resistenza ai carichi.

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Design

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Grazie alla sua rinomata versatilità, il pannello Viroc viene utilizzato anche in mobili, scale, pareti divisorie, porte, banconi e altri dettagli decorativi e architettonici.

Le possibilità sono infinite.

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Casseforme Perse

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Il pannello Viroc, grazie alla sua resistenza e durata, è un prodotto con prestazioni eccellenti nell’applicazione in casseforme perse. Al fine di ridurre al minimo gli sprechi, il pannello deve essere tagliato trasversalmente alla sua dimensione più grande, formando pannelli con una lunghezza di 1250 mm per la larghezza desiderata.

La larghezza dei pannelli della cassaforma persa è determinata dalla distanza tra le travi, sia che siano in metallo che in cemento armato, più 5 cm su ciascun lato, dimensione minima di supporto sulle travi.

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Cucina

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Nelle cucine, Viroc può essere utilizzato su banconi, pareti, mobili, pavimenti, soffitti, tenendo sempre presente che deve essere verniciato perché è una zona umida con un accumulo di grasso.

È ideale per ristrutturazioni, sostituisce o innova i materiali nello spazio.

È idrofugo per natura e impedisce la propagazione del fuoco.

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

Bagni

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Nei bagni, Viroc può essere utilizzato su banconi, pareti, mobili, pavimenti, soffitti, tenendo sempre presente che deve essere verniciato perché è una zona umida con un accumulo di grasso.

Essendo idrofugo per impostazione predefinita, può anche utilizzarlo come piatto doccia, un’opzione elegante che deve rispettare tutte le regole di installazione per evitare problemi futuri.

È ideale per ristrutturazioni, sostituisce o innova i materiali nello spazio.

Vai alla pagina Documenti per scaricare le soluzioni consigliate per tipo di applicazione.

funzionalità

Non Tossico

Isolante Acustico

Resistente al Carico

Facile Installazione

Resistente ai funghi

Resistente agli urti

Resistente al fuoco

Resistente alla termite

Isolante Termico

Idrorepellente

Resistente al gelo

Durabilità

funzionalità

Non Tossico

Isolante Acustico

Resistente al Carico

Facile Installazione

Resistente ai funghi

Resistente agli urti

Resistente al fuoco

Resistente alla termite

Isolante Termico

Idrorepellente

Resistente al gelo

Durabilità

Finiture

Il pannello Viroc viene fornito grezzo, non rifinito. Le superfici presentano alcune irregolarità e imperfezioni, come piccole incrostazioni, segni, graffi e sali dovuti a reazioni chimiche.

Viroc raccomanda di rifinire il pannello Viroc con una vernice, in questo modo è protetto e ne facilita la pulizia e la manutenzione.

Preparación de la Superfície

La pulizia/lucidatura non modifica l’aspetto naturale del pannello, rimarranno le macchie e le eterogeneità che lo caratterizzano, così come alcuni sali e incrostazioni che si trovano sulla superficie. Viroc è dotato di appositi rulli per la pulizia, che verranno forniti su richiesta.

Viroc raccomanda che il pannello sia rifinito con una vernice, per proteggere e facilitare la manutenzione e la pulizia.

Esempio di pulizia di un pannello con una levigatrice orbitale

Pitture e Vernici

L’applicazione della vernice sul pannello Viroc ha lo scopo di proteggere dalle aggressioni atmosferiche dell’ambiente in cui è inserito, come l’esposizione al sole e alle intemperie, aumentandone la durata, facilitandone la pulizia e mantenendone l’aspetto nel tempo.

L’applicazione di una vernice può modificare il tonalità del colore naturale del pannello Viroc, conferendogli un aspetto “bagnato” con una certa lucentezza. Prima di applicare la vernice sui pannelli, le superfici devono essere completamente pulite e asciutte, senza grassi, polvere o sali superficiali. La pulizia della superficie deve essere effettuata lucidando con un rullo per la pulizia o, in alternativa, carteggiando la superficie con carta abrasiva a grana fine 120 o superiore.

Non ci sono pitture e vernici specifiche da applicare su Viroc. Il pannello ha un’alcalinità superficiale (PH) da 11 a 13, in questo modo le pitture e le vernici adatte sia per le superfici in cemento che per quelle in legno sono di solito le più efficaci una volta applicate sul pannello Viroc.

Pitture e vernici di resine acriliche e poliuretano alifatico a base solvente sono quelle che hanno mostrato le migliori prestazioni. Pitture e vernici di resine acriliche e poliuretano alifatico a base d’acqua sono quelle che cambiano meno il colore originale del pannello.

Oltre alle caratteristiche di cui sopra, le pitture e le vernici devono essere adatte allo scopo a cui sono destinate. Ad esempio, se si tratta di una facciata esterna la pittura/vernice deve essere adatta all’uso su pareti esterne, se si tratta di un pavimento interno la pittura/vernice deve avere una durezza e una resistenza adatte all’uso sui pavimenti.

Se si usa Viroc per i piani di lavoro della cucina e le cabine doccia, i pannelli devono essere protetti con una pittura/vernice che non si degradi a contatto permanente con l’acqua.

In generale le vernici sono di facile applicazione, ma è molto importante sottolineare che l’applicazione deve essere continua e costante, per garantire l’omogeneità della finitura sul pannello e per evitare che la superficie sia macchiata e con sfumature diverse. I pannelli devono essere sempre dipinti/verniciati su entrambi i lati e superfici, le procedure di applicazione, fornite dai rispettivi produttori, devono essere sempre seguite nelle modalità di verniciatura consigliate.

Levigato/Calibrato

Se necessario, i pannelli possono essere forniti levigati/calibrati. La calibrazione dei pannelli consiste nell’assottigliamento delle superfici con carta vetrata ruvida per ridurre al minimo le variazioni di spessore, in particolare quando viene utilizzato come pavimento di supporto e il rivestimento è uno strato sottile come una tela di linoleum o vinile.

Una volta levigate, le superfici vengono lasciate con particelle di legno visibili. Il pannello levigato non ha elementi decorativi tali da permettergli di rimanere visibile.

PARTNER

Colle e Mastici
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Profili Metallici

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.

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Offices PopUp House, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc Grey

Application: Façades, Partition Walls and Wall Coverings, Kitchen

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.

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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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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”.

For further information go to:
www.milespearson.co.uk

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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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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
To book call: +351 213 011 188

For further information, go to:
Video | Viroc has arrived
Video | Espaços&Casas Reporting
www.petisqueiramatateu.pt
www.alm-rich.pt

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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El volumen fue envuelto en dos materiales con el propósito de crear un diálogo con el paisaje.

El techo y las fachadas laterales estaban cubiertas con Viroc debido a “su gran eficiencia estructural, a pesar de ser liviana, por lo que es fácil de mantener y mover”.

Según Beatriz, Viroc también fue elegido por su aspecto de cemento y su “carácter natural, porque está hecho de madera y no de plástico”.

Las dos fachadas principales estaban cubiertas con láminas perforadas de acero cortadas de acuerdo con la imagen estilizada de la silueta de un bosque, recreando la imagen de la vegetación circundante.

 

Después de un ensamblaje experimental en la fábrica, y después de asegurarse de que todas las piezas encajan correctamente, los diversos módulos y soportes del edificio se desmontaron para ser embalados y transportados en camiones durante los 700 kilómetros que separan la fábrica del local remoto por el mar. donde se instalaría el edificio. Todas las piezas se volvieron a ensamblar en solo tres días en la ubicación definida, y el acabado se llevó a cabo en las siguientes dos semanas.

El resultado final es un producto de alta calidad, diseñado con altos estándares de eficiencia energética y sostenibilidad.

 

Más información:mycc.es

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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

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Lisbon Brewery, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture

Architecture: Rar Studios

Photograph: Tiago Casanova

Location: Lisbon, 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.

Beach support, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Ferreira Arquitetos

Photograph: Alexander Bogodoroskiy

Location: Vagos, Portugal

The invisible Party

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting

Architecture: VAN ASSEM INTERIEURBOUW

Photograph: Sal Marston Photography

Ótiva Van Vely, Netherlands

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting,(furniture), Partition walls

Design: New Scene

Photograph: Dave Zuuring

Location: Roosendall, Netherlands

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Caramelle Coffee Shop, Brasil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture

Architecture: KALI ARQUITETURA Porto Alegre/RS

Location: Porto Alegre, Brasil

Filling Pieces, Tropical Sneaker Wall, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Shopfitting

Design: FZDP Design Studio

Location: Galerie Perrotin, Paris

COLD PRESSED JUICERY ADEMT PUURHEID, Netherlands

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Wall cladding, false ceilings, flooring, furniture

Location: Amesterdam, Netherlands

Frescos do Bairro, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Signing / Decoration

Architecture: Imarte, atelier

Photograph: Imarte, atelier

Location: Odivelas, Portugal

Ion City

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Partition walls, false ceilings

Architecture: Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc

Design: Erla Ingjaidsdottir, Minarc

Rubuild Offices, Bulgary

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades, Urban Furniture, Interior Furniture

Architecture: Evgeni Raffailov / RUHouse Studio

Location: Sofia, Bulgary

Galician Bistró, Spain

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Furniture, Interior Design

Architecture: SA estudio de arquitectura

Photograph: Desarrolla, SA estudio

Location: Coruña, Spain

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

Cash Carry, Czech Republic

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Partition Walls

Location: Praga, Czech Republic

Creativity Factory, Portugal

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: MB Arquitetos | Mário Benjamim

Photograph: João Morgado Photography

Hotel 498, South Korea

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: False ceilings, partition walls, flooring

Location: Incheon, South Korea

House of 145m2, France

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: Facades

Architecture: Kirigami Construction

Location: Lauragais, France

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Retrofit College Sheperd Dohms, Brasil

Technical Specifications


Product: Viroc

Application: False ceilings, partition walls, dividers

Architecture: ZWEI Arquitetura

Location: Porto Alegre, Brasil

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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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