“Technology is a fundamental ally in the construction of the Sagrada Familia”

Interview with Fernando Villa, Building and Technology Director of the Sagrada Familia, by Miriam Giordano Some of the Sagrada Familia's large beams will be used as features of the common areas at BBConstrumat 2019, and shall be removed and reused after the trade show days. We talk about this initiative and the challenges of building the temple with Fernando Villa, Building and Technology Director of the Sagrada Familia.

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Architecture and Design without Barriers

BBConstrumat 2019, in its "Interior Lovers" programme of conferences and workshops, aims to shine the spotlight on current interior design trends that converge the uses of various types of areas, such as Retail, Contract, Living spaces and Office work spaces, thus breaking down their spatial and conceptual barriers.

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Green façades or why to garden vertically

By Silvia Pujalte, Landscape Architect. Today green façades are an increasingly common resource to replace the lack of greenery in corporate buildings, hotels, restaurants or even in residential buildings, where every metre counts, and horizontal gardening is not always affordable.

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Does technological innovation help improve urban comfort?

By Constanza Cabezas Ruiz, Arquitects. According to the latest United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs report published in May 2018, 55% of the of the world's population of more than 7 billion live in cities and this figure is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.

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75% of the BBConstrumat exhibition space has already been booked

The 21st edition of Barcelona Building Construmat (BBConstrumat), which will take place between 14 and 17 May in the Gran Via venue, looks like being one of the best in recent years. With only 4 months to go, 75% of Fira de Barcelona's construction fair exhibition space has been booked, which is a 50% increase compared to the square meters booked in the same period for the 2017 edition.

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