Office Inhabiting Architecture
Office spaces are occupied many hours a day during many years. Their architecture must provide a pleasant and diversified environment. Two goals were set for this project: On the one hand, to provide an elegant and efficient office building; on the other, to create an architecture that translates into an improvement for both the neighbourhood and the individual working space.
Public image and identity
The building’s access as well as the image it conveys to its users, visitors, and the city, is treated with care. The building seeks a distinctive profile product of its own language. The rigorous interpretation of regulations, program of necessities and building system are read with formal autonomy in an attempt to attain the desired identity.
Ample spaces are destined to trees and vegetation. Inside the building, two lobbies receive abundant day light and contain plants that refresh the office environment daily. On the outside, on a carefully planned square, trees and plants are a delight not only to the office regulars but to the entire neighbourhood.
An economic building rationale
A modulated building system is applied to both structure and the distribution scheme. Together with the repetition of elements on the facades it allows efficient performance contributing to speed and economy during construction.
Passive climate control is obtained through positioning, orientation and the envelope’s clever design. The most elemental and efficient solar-gain and protection devices are envisaged: galleries to the South with solar radiation monitored and adjustable blinds that protect from the low and intense morning sun. Equally, the adjacent blocks protect the building from the West’s relentless radiation.