Norman Foster presented in Madrid the design that will convert the current Barclays building, located in Plaza de Colón, in Axis, a transparent building built in steel and glass, whose works will end in June 2019. It will renovate the building adding a plant to the current 3,920m2, and creating a sustainable, efficient and innovative building commissioned by the CBRE Global Investors fund that will invest around 10 million euros.
The scaffold's purpose will be to work its interior side while creating a new façade to the existing building. Additionally, the scaffold structure on the whole façade will to support advertising canvas since Plaza de Colon is a major traffic hub.
The scaffold is separated by two meters from the building, and is 7 meters higher than the building, therefore it has a substructure of bolted beams that support it. The total height of the scaffolding is 18.50m, on two facades of 43 and 30m in length.
The technical office of Catari España made the complete design of the whole project, both the scaffold and the connection substructure, and supervised the assembly.