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Aluminium: a material for sustainable architecture

On the first Monday of October of each year, two related festivities are celebrated around the world, World Habitat Day and World Architecture Day. Both celebrations are held on the same day by decision of the International Union of Architects (UIA). This organisation decided in 1996 to associate the architects’ guild with sustainable urban development. We celebrate this day one more year and do so by remembering the importance of this profession in the development of cities and housing committed to the environment. 

From Extrual we likewise contribute to sustainable change, making available to these professionals one of the lightest, resistant, versatile and recyclable materials which can be used in most of their architectural works: aluminium.

Aluminium, a material with a long history 

With more than 200 years of history since its discovery, today aluminium is present in our environment and we live with that material every single day. It can be found in smartphone cases, in coffee capsules, in car chassis or on the façade of iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building. 

If there is one characteristic of aluminium which stands out from other materials, it is its lightweightness combined with incredible strength. It is likewise an infinitely recyclable element. It can be reused in its entirety to manufacture other products. In fact, 70% of the aluminium extracted by mankind to date is still in use and can continue to do so forever. It therefore fosters a circular economy, generates no waste and the energy required for its recycling is much lower than that of the original production. 

Aluminium in architecture and the 2030 Agenda 

The quality of aluminium is unrivalled; it is unique in combining lightweightness, strength, durability, insulation and recyclability. This is why many of our architect clients choose aluminium for their projects. It is the most commonly used material in building shells: curtain walls, roofs, doors, gates, fences, porches, verandas etc. and the most common for windows. These offer excellent acoustic and thermal insulation. Enabling the creation of permanent and safe, fireproof structures which do not emit toxic substances. Offering an infinity of designs and construction possibilities. 

And due to the current growing interest to protect the environment around us which permeates through the architecture sector, using aluminium in designs and constructions is a guarantee of success. As supporting sustainability is a conscious choice of materials so as not to continue to contribute to increasing the carbon footprint. 

The theme of this year’s World Architecture Day is: “Clean environment for a healthy world” and the objective is to contribute to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda focusing mainly on three areas: housing, public spaces and climate change.

Extrual with architecture 

DPA Arquitectura, InfoConstrucción and TecnoInstalación, organise the Professional Conferences in Albacete “Innovation in products and systems for construction” on Tuesday, 19 October, from 9 a.m. to 12:40 a.m. The event will be held at the Hotel SERCOTEL Los Llanos and will be attended by Manuel Sánchez Núñez, Managing Director of Extrual, and José María Gandía, Commercial Director of Sistemas de Arquitectura in the presentation “Aluminium in construction: industrial profiles and architectural systems”. Should you so desire, you can register for free for this conference at this link: https://lnkd.in/gvKiNPV2.

Extrual hand in hand with architecture and committed to the environment. 

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