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    Landscape rehabilitation of NAO

Landscape rehabilitation of NAO


Alcantara Stone has contributed to the rehabilitation and refurbishment of several areas of this wonderful building and landscaping providing, for this task one of its exclusive material, such as Alcantara Iridium®.

Following the guidelines of D. Antonio Fernández Alba, we have recovered various parts of the complex, which until now were covered with earth, getting a balance between the stone, vegetation and different walks of earth, as if this set has taken place following the parameters constructive force at that time, to the late eighteenth century.


  • Project: Readecuation of landscaping of National Astronomic Observatory
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Promotors: Ministry of Public Works
  • Architect: Antonio Fdez. Alba
  • Management: Ministry of Public Works
  • Contractor: Ministry of Public Works


Pieces of material Alcantara Iridium® flamed finished as work description and requirements:

Qty. Uts. Description
886 Sqrt. of tiles of 80x60x6 cm. in material Alcantara Iridium® flamed finished.
246 Ft. of free length curbs with a section of 30x20 cm. of Alcantara Iridium® flamed finished.

Materials involved



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