The Acerinox Group supplies stainless steel to build the spires of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, which will be the highest building in the city (174 metres). This material has been chosen due to the need for durability in a structure where access is difficult.
Given the difficulty and high cost that any future maintenance operations would involve as a consequence of the rusting of a conventional steel frame, those in charge of the project have placed their trust in the steel produced by Acerinox.
The top of the emblematic construction, one of the icons of the Catalan capital, designed by Antonio Gaudí (Reus, 1852 – Barcelona, 1926) at the end of the nineteenth century, will be finished with 2205 duplex stainless steel grade (EN 1.4462). It combines high pitting corrosion resistence, which is very necessary in areas close to the sea, high mechanical properties which provide resistance and greater lightness to the different modules which are being constructed.