What is a ventilated facade?

A ventilated façade is a means of covering a building; the porcelain stoneware surface is anchored to the wall of the building thanks to an aluminium structure and mechanical anchorage devices.
A ventilation gap is thus created between the two surfaces; the air in the chamber is moved by convection generating a micro-ventilation effect which allows the walls of the building to breathe.
The installation of a suitable insulating layer eliminates thermal bridges, reduces heat
dispersion in winter and heat accumulation in the summer; all this to the advantage of energy savings and the comfort of the people in the building.
A ventilated façade is therefore a perfect combination of aesthetic and functional aspects thanks to the great number of surfaces available, the personalised features to meet project needs and the numerous product engineering proposals developed by Mirage’s Engineering division.

A ventilated façade is made up of a series of functional layers with specific performances to meet required specifications.
A ventilated façade is made up of the following functional layers:
1 wall support layer
2 insulation layer
3 ventilation layer
4 load-bearing structure
5 external finish (or covering)
(numbered schematic drawing)
The decision to opt for a ventilated wall requires knowledge of the performance characteristics of each functional layer, as well as an evaluation of a number of other aspects and requisites.
Our systems for ventilated walls are designed and calculated in order to meet aesthetic and functional requirements of the architectural project in question; our in-house service offers a wide range of product engineering proposals which optimise the aesthetic, technical and economic aspects of the system to be created.