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At the foot of the "Massif de la Clape" in France, the new vinification and bottling process of the prestigious Hospitalet estate has an innovative roof

The bill of specifications demanded a building well integrated into its environment and providing a high-performance thermal insulation. In response, the Société d’Etanchéité du Midi (waterproofing society of south) has reinvented the use of the Soprasolar® Fix Evo metallic pads.

Commonly used to integrating photovoltaic systems on roof, they are serving here to anchoring dry bamboo sticks. They siting on top of a SOPREMA two-layer waterproofing complex of more than 4,000 m² composed of the Soprastick® SI and Sopralene® Flam 180 AR membranes.

« We have chosen bamboo because it is aesthetic and it protects the roof against heat by creating a drop shadow. The pads keep the sticks out of the water, by raising the sticks from the waterproofing complex », says Jean-François Gourragne, manager of the SEM. This device offers a firm anchoring of the bamboos, vital on the Mediterranean coast where the wind is very strong.