Library Ourense

Library Ourense

Sun protection facade with Architectural Mesh

To protect the interior against excessive sunshine and overheating, the large windows of the library in the Spanish Ourense are covered with HAVER Architectural Mesh.

For the sun protection screen the architect Jose Manuel Casabella Lopez chose the cable mesh MULTI-BARRETTE 8301. With its open area of 66 % it acts like an elegant transparent cladding.

A special feature of the eight meter high façade cladding are the diagonal wire mesh elements, which are not placed parallel to the façade. Due to the optical overlaps of the diagonal wire mesh elements, moiré effects appear at the façade cladding.

In total Haver & Boecker supplied 678 m² stainless steel wire mesh, including the proven mounting system consisting of round bars, eye bolts and pressure springs.

Library Ourense


Ourense, Spain


façade, sun protection

Object Type

educational institutions

Mesh Type


Jose Manuel Casabella Lopez