Cymat Technologies provided Alusion™ stabilized aluminum foam panels for the Caixa Forum project, located in Isla de la Cartuja, Sevilla. The project was awarded for Best Applied Products in the 2018 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards, the peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award showcasing projects chosen by ArchDaily readers who filtered thousands of projects down to the 15 best works featured on the platform in 2017.
- Project and Construction
2015 and 2017.
Guillermo Vásquez Consuegra (project and direction of works).
- Technical Architect
Marcos Vásquez Consuegra (project and direction of works) with Ignacio González (direction of works).
Edartec Consultores, S.L.
Ingenieros - JG, S.L.
- Project Manager
Carlos Coronado, María Dolores Casado e Idom.
Fundación Caixa D'Estalvis i Pensions Barcelona "La Caixa".
- Spanish Alusion™ Agent: JOFEBAR
- Manufacturer Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum Foam
Cymat Technologies Ltd., Toronto Canada.
- Alusion Version Type
Alusion™ Small Cell - Natural - ALFG 12.7 SM
- Alusion™ Large Cell – Open 2 sides – ALFG-12.7-LG-2S
Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum Foam is an extraordinary and versatile material with virtually limitless design and architectural applications. Along with its unique appearance, it has sound-absorbing properties making it ideal for applications requiring both sound absorption and beauty. It is used for facades, wall cladding, showroom displays, ceiling tiles, restaurants and bars, offices and apartment buildings, flooring, signs, lighting, fixtures exhibits, etc.
The Alusion™ aluminum foam creates strong yet lightweight panels that are similar in appearance to a metallic sponge. It is visually striking, with a modern dramatic look. For architecture, it is produced in 12.7mm, 25.4mm, and 43.2mm thicknesses (1/2”, 1” & 1.7”) and three densities (Large Cell, Mid Cell & Small Cell, custom also available). Each thickness and density has its own representative stress/strain curve.
Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum Foam (SAF) is buoyant, flame and corrosion resistant in the same way as aluminum. The surface of the material is either left in its solid form as produced or undergoes surface preparations that provide many different appearances from a solid surface “shimmering” look to a translucent “water froth” look.
The Alusion™ product is produced with a proprietary continuous panel production process, which allows it to have many advantages. The product’s competitive edge is that no one can produce aluminum foam in the dimensions and volumes that Cymat Technologies Ltd can provide, with the overall consistency or even with the random yet uniform look in which it is created, It is lightweight and easy to install, and is 100% recyclable.
- Modern and dramatic appearance
- 100% recyclable, and contains up to 100% + recycled content
- Acoustic Absorption Properties
- Non-Combustible with a flame spread of zero
- Highly corrosion resistant
- The strength, durability, and resilience of aluminum
- Wind load testing (164 mile per hour + / 263 km/hr+)
- Colors available: Luminous Silver color which can also be powder coated in limitless color choices