Polymer concrete

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about polymer concrete

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsRestaurants

Alquería Gourmet Market

More than 1900 square metres of ventilated facade cladding system with perforated polymer concrete panels and a exclusive design created for this project.Last December, the new La Alquería Market was opened in Dos Hermanas (Seville, Spain). This gourmet market is a catering and culinary establishment with different gourmet proposals, located in a four-story building with an innovative design.The SR Arquitectos studio, run by the architect Manuel E. Sánchez-Ramos, was responsible for designing the building. We spoke to him to get his opinion on the final result of the collaboration with ULMA.FUSION BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION Thanks to the customization possibilities offered by the polymer concrete and ULMA's Creaktive ra... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsSecondary Schools

Altzaga School

The facade of the Altzaga School, in Leioa, was restored with our Paper texture in black.This restoration project aimed to respond to the detachment problems present on the existing facades along the ground floor. It was also intended to maintain the building's original aesthetics and horizontal design, for which the CenergITE Bizkaia architecture studio, responsible for the project, decided to opt for polymer concrete. Changing phyllite stone for polymer concreteThe paper texture and the colour were chosen in order to provide continuity to the previous aesthetics, resembling natural stone. In addition, the polymer concrete solution was lighter than the phyllite stone used previously, making it an ideal material for the proje... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsSports Centres

Fronton Miribilla

The Casa del Deporte y Frontón Bizkaia, also known as the Frontón de Miribilla is a professional pelota court located in the Miribilla neighbourhood of Bilbao. It was inaugurated in 2011 and with its 3,000 seats it is the largest pelota court in Spain.The need to restore its facade arose after some parts fell to the ground. After several analyses, it was determined that we needed to replace all the parts of the façade and the fastening system installed. We removed all the slate slabs and anchoring, to then install a new grid on which the new ULMA polymer concrete panels were installed.ULMA ventilated façade solution with polymer concrete panels The ventilated facade solution is a system that leaves an air chamber be... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsHousing

Célere Magòria

In terms of energy efficiency, the development has an "A" energy rating, which means an estimated energy saving of 87% and significant economic savings, when compared to a home with an "F" energy rating.This residential project has been rated as the most important urban development operation in Barcelona in the last decade.We have spoken to the creators of the project TERESA MARZO PELIGERO from Vía Célere and the studio Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, and they told us about their goal and the importance of Sustainability in all their projects: Our goal was to achieve a sober, elegant facade, with good thermal and acoustic performance. That's why we opted for a ventilated facade that combines two pieces, a smooth pi... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsOffices

Sinafer São Paulo

Located in the Higienópolis neighbourhood, in the largest city in Brazil, what used to be a large old regional-style house, has been transformed into a modern building with impressive large imposing porticos, which, combined with the renovated facade make the different volumes very attractive.This is the new headquarters of SINAFER, the Iron, Metal and Tool Machinery Industry Union of the State of São Paulo.ULMA provided the cladding of the facade and the front and side porticos of the building designed by the architects José Tabith and Thiago Nieves from the JT Arquitetura studio.The work, now complete, represented a challenge when defining the different sections of the project, for which 3 different colours have been used with the same te... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsOffices

NEW NATIONAL UNIELÉCTRICA HEADQUARTERS

The new headquarters of UniEléctrica, a renewable energy company, is the result of an extensive restoration that has turned an old building from the 1940s into one of the city's few smart, energy-efficient buildings.The new building has a clean, modern, futuristic appearance and has been refurbished to enhance its energy performance and house four offices that were previously scattered around Córdoba.ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND AESTHETICSOur ventilated facades help promote sustainable architecture, as they significantly improve the thermal behaviour of buildings, bringing significant savings in energy consumption. We have asked the architect responsible for the work, Fernando Cantarero, about his concerns i... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsResidential Landscape

Residential project in Viladomat, Barcelona

THE CHALLENGEThe challenge that was presented to the team at Taller SAU was the development of a facade with vertical slats joining the frameworks and adapted to the existing distance between windows.SOLUTIONThe solution was to install large picture windows from wall to wall, and the slats were installed using a tubular profile, placed in front of it to filter out the light.Thus the solution in this project consisted of a vertical cladding solution with a recast 20-mm joint combined with the vertical slat system. This solution, which emphasises the verticality, creates an aesthetic in the building that has been very positively appreciated.PERSONALISED COLOURSFor the skin of the building, a stony texture was chosen: the E... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsHousing

DIAGONAL SKYSCRAPER

It is a building of huge dimensions and great complexity in execution, as the tight project execution deadlines required the facade to be installed while they finished constructing the 6 new floors on the building.With exceptional views, it has become one of the most avant-garde buildings in the cityULMA Architectural Solutions has installed its ventilated façade solution on the avant-garde tower with 124 apartments, 26 floors and a height of 100 metres in the very modern area of Diagonal. This spectacular skyscraper is located on the corner of Avenida Diagonal and Pere IV and is the ninth tallest building in the city. The project was carried out by Moliner Office Architects, a Barcelona-based architectural studio run by Jordi Mol... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsOffices

Green Ray Malaga

ULMA’s solution complied with the technical requirements and offered a technologically suitable material.The Green Ray building belongs to Andalusia Technology Park, with headquarters at the University of Malaga campus. It is a business incubator, with a programme consisting of offices of different sizes, with a technological focus, for new entrepreneurs as well as already consolidated companies. The ventilated facade is an exterior cladding system for the walls of a building, leaving a ventilated chamber between the cladding and the insulation. It is the most effective system to improve a building's insulation, eliminating undesirable thermal bridges, as well as condensation problems. For this and other r... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsCommunity Centres

Sta Maria de la Paz Reception Centre

The Santa María de la Paz Reception Centre opened its doors in 1981 with the mission of providing shelter and all-round care to the homeless. At present, and within the works to replace its facilities, a Reception-Residence Centre has been built with capacity for 110 people. The project's main objective was the creation of welcoming spaces, both indoor and outdoor, given the complex personal, physical and psychological situation of the homeless people it targets.Within these premises, the architects responsible for the project “DAU Arquitectos” aimed for “the facade's design to be attractive and, within a modular order, to be stylish and discreet, and for it to bring some joy to the users”.In this context, the WATER texture was ch... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsIndividual Buildings

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN ALCOY

The building had cracking and fracture issues on part of the facade, caused by the lack of stone covering the reinforcements, leading to a high risk of detachments.The versatility and solutions available offered by ULMA architectural precast solutions have been key factors in making this choice. In this case, specific customized pieces for the project have been designed and manufactured, providing a solution to the building's different finishes in balcony fronts, blind panels and window surrounds.The material´s choice is also vital for the success of a project and thanks to the high quality of the polymer concrete, these pieces have been the optimal solution.The material's most remarkable&nb... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsUrban Green Spaces

BENCHES WITH SPECIAL PRECAST PIECE

The Viladecans centre is one of the three new The Style Outlets in Europe. In addition to clothing and footwear brands, it has a restaurant area and a natural environment.These are curved pieces forming circular benches, which have served as islands to combine elements inside. Water dispensers have been combined with vegetation, giving the whole unit a pleasant and harmonious appearance for the user.These benches have been installed in the shopping area and are made of precast polymer concrete pieces, specially designed for the project, creating comfortable white benches with lower LED lighting. An optimal solution has been provided in terms of aesthetics and functionality, since the main objective was to provide curved... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsIndividual Buildings

SPECIAL BALCONY PIECE IN THE TEMPO BUILDING

ULMA has designed and manufactured a custom piece for the restoration of the emblematic Tempo building.ULMA Architectural Solutions has created a prefabricated special piece for the structural cantilever balcony of the emblematic Tempo building in Valladolid. Given its size and weight, it is a highly complex piece, which has been used to secure the balcony to the slab and therefore maintain the original iron railing. In order to rehabilitate the balcony, the project's architect, Álvaro Finat, required a solution which could restore the building's balconies both structurally and in terms of finish. “I wanted to avoid using a metal structure similar to the previous one, and I hoped it would no... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsStreets

Sparano street in Italy

The main avenue in the Italian city of Bari, capital of the Puglia region, has been immersed in restoration works. ULMA Architectural Solutions has supplied channels with high hydraulic capacity for rainwater drainage along the entire avenue (800m). Two systems have been chosen: the EUROSELF system and the U system, both with single-slot grating in 30/10 galvanised steel, calibrated for fast, perfect alignment. We can highlight that with the use of this type of grating, the drainage system blends in perfectly with the urban architecture, without affecting the planned aesthetic finish for the street paving. Thanks to the collaboration with the Bari-based company IdrotermSrl, it was possible to guarante... More

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsHospitals

ORLEANS HOSPITAL IN FRANCE

MultiV system channels with single-slot grating have been installed in the area around the hospital.The Orleans regional hospital located 10 km from the centre of Orleans, it has been a great investment for the population of the Centre-Loire Valley region, as it was designed to be the first high environmental quality regional hospital. ULMA Architectural Solutions participated in this project by installing one of its drainage systems in the area around the hospital. The system chosen was the MULTIV+100 model with single-slot grating. The MULTIV system was developed to drain water at higher speed, improving the channel's self-cleaning effect. In addition, as the system is suitable for pedestrian areas, commercial areas an... More