New Biocomposites for Innovative Construction Façades and Interior Partitions

Nowadays, several types of façade systems are used (traditional systems like brick façades, and steel and aluminium curtain walls). With the aim of solving the above-mentioned constraints, the Osirys project was developed. The aim of the project was to design a holistic biocomposite façade solution with better performance than traditional solutions.


European Research Project OSIRYS developed a holistic solution for facades and interior partitions ready to be applied in building retrofitting and new construction. The project uses biocomposites as the base material to define different products: a multilayer façade, a curtain wall, a window and an interior partition.

The biocomposites developed have different functionalities able to meet the strictest requisites of the European Building Codes as regards fire and structural performance, improve indoor air quality by VOC (volatile organic compounds) and microorganism’s elimination, increase thermal insulation and increase durability of the construction elements. The new systems are lighter than the traditional ones leading to weight savings and will reduce implementation costs during both manufacturing and assembly processes due to an industrialized based concept using modular elements.

Coworkers: Sarka Langer

Year: 2018.0

Report number: A2351

Authors: Sarka Langer, Astudillo J., García M., Sacristán J., Uranga N., Leivo M., Mueller M., Roig I.,, ., Gemignani G., Vilkki M., Gijzen G., Silva S., Nuñez M.A., Dąbek M.Sprenger M., Ortiz de Elgea A

Published in: Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, 6, 67-85