Barcelona’s iconic Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is to benefit from a key contribution by AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. Due to be completed in 2026, the company’s Interpon products will be applied to several areas of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, where construction first began in 1882.
“As a company that dates back nearly 400 years, we are passionate about the need to preserve the heritage of our cities,” said John Wolff, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business. “We are therefore honored to be involved in the development of such an important building.”
Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia attracts around three million visitors a year. The company’s Interpon products will be used to protect several parts of the building, including the enclosures and the balconies of the high conic towers.
“Our involvement in this prestigious project reflects the company’s desire to protect urban heritage and make cities around the world more exciting, vibrant places to live,” said Jose Luis Camargo, Business Manager of AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business in Iberia.
“We understand the importance of striking a balance between old and new by using sustainable technology and product solutions. This knowledge and expertise means we can protect historical buildings while still maintaining their invaluable heritage.”
The company’s coatings can be found on many famous landmarks around the world, including Tower Bridge and the Shard in London, Burj Al Arab in the UAE, the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, the Shanghai Tower in China, and the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands.