OPUS FACERE: The TECHNAL Documentary

Technal is a company specialised in the manufacture of aluminium products for the construction sector and a brand of the Saint-Gobain Group. The company was founded in France in 1966 and is today present in more than 70 countries. Technal has a wide range of products, from facades and windows to doors and roofs. It also offers innovative solutions for energy saving and sustainable design.

The documentary “OPUS FACERE” is directed by Carlos Luque and shows the winning projects of the last edition of the Architecture Aluminium TECHNAL Awards. It stars renowned architects such as Jon Montero, Carlos and Lucía Ferrater. Telmo Castro, Óscar López, Lola Domènech and Paula Santos. Also participating in the project are Group Manser, Aluminios Sobral, Metalovania and Talleres Valeriano Montón, industrialists of the Aluminium TECHNAL Network.

In the documentary, the protagonists talk about their works from the point of view of those who build them and those who project them. It is developed in four different chapters: HABILITATE, DISCOVER, WORK, AND REHABILITATE.

The professionals involved link their architectural visions with the industry’s capacity to turn them into reality through the coexistence of craftsmanship and technology and the solutions they provide. The main theme shared by all the chapters is the passion of these professionals for the craft and a job well done, values that are usually passed down from generation to generation.

The first chapter, released on Monday 8 February 2021, presents Jon Montero, Lola Domènech and Javier Rodríguez and their dialogue about the new ways of fitting out and the need to adapt to modern times. The whole conversation takes place in the courtyard of the “Vivienda para 4 amigos” (House for 4 friends), which was the winner of the Architecture Aluminium TECHNAL Awards in the HABILITATE category.

In addition to the chapters mentioned above, the last chapter published, REHABILITATE, was launched in June 2022. This time focusing on the rehabilitation of the Toro Pau Casals hairdressing salon, by Estudi Francesc Pons, which resulted in an exclusive and unique environment, away from impersonal or conventional luxury and creating something quieter. The intention was to create a very visual and orderly salon, full of richness that does not make noise, further enriched by a large skylight that floods the establishment with natural light. In this case, installed by AL Soluciones en Aluminio BCN, from the Aluminier TECHNAL Network.

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