Office Building for Metrovacesa

Office Building for Metrovacesa

Architect
Francisco Mangado
Plaats
Madrid, Spain | View Map
Bouwjaar
2018
Categorie
Kantoren
Juan Rodriguez

Office Building for Metrovacesa

Francisco Mangado als Architecten

To raise an office building of uncertain ownership, in a place of little allure, at least one of few clear references, where there are no examples to look at, no other buildings worth commenting on or establish a dialogue with. In such circumstances, the main reflection governing the project has to do with the typological and constructional aspects of offices, in particular of offices in the climate and reality of Madrid. Almost all the buildings in this part of Madrid are characterless glass boxes, anonymous, as if office buildings had no rightful place in the world of representation.

 

What we have to do here is raise a building that, independently of the people who will be renting the spaces, permanently expresses what it does, just as the first office buildings of the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th did. So our building has a classical bent. It is classical in layout, with a symmetrical floor plan, in accordance with two axes, and it is classical in external appearance, with the facade superposed by a second one that steps up solar protection while giving the elevation increased depth, built with prefabricated concrete panels which are grooved and geometrically abstract in their unmistakable classical intentions.

 

The classical reference, however, is softened by the way the building sets itself backward in the higher floors and by the way the corners are sealed with a material different from the above-mentioned prefab concrete panels. In this way the facades are perceived as planes superposed on the concrete volume, increasing the impression of lightness that the construction gives, and the corners of the building are also visible from inside.

 

The choice of a golden color for the prefab concrete pieces is intended to make light its and reflections what give expression to the building, a building which will change in appearance throughout the day.

 

Material Used :
1. Escofet - Exterior Façade Composed Of Slimconcrete Panels With A Gold-Coloured Rasp And A Ribbed Finish, 105x389x6.
2. Schüco - Curtain Wall Model Fws 50 Hi
3. Iberian Design - Metal Suspended Ceiling System, With 60x60 Cm 
4. Kingspan - Floor Type Reg Panel (Kst Kh60ws9g), In Tile 600x600 Mm. , Of 30 Mm High-Density Particleboard
5. Bandalux - Premium Plus Roller Curtain, Chain Driven Polyscreen 550 Fabric

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Product specificatie overzicht

ElementBedrijf
Curtain Wall Model Fws 50 HiSCHÜCO
Premium Plus Roller Curtain, Chain Driven Polyscreen 550 FabricBandalux
Exterior Façade Composed Of Slimconcrete Panels With A Gold-Coloured Rasp And A Ribbed Finish, 105x389x6ESCOFET 1886 SA
Floor Type Reg Panel (Kst Kh60ws9g), In Tile 600x600 Mm. , Of 30 Mm High-Density ParticleboardKingspan Access Floors
Product specificatie overzicht
Curtain Wall Model Fws 50 Hi
by SCHÜCO
Premium Plus Roller Curtain, Chain Driven Polyscreen 550 Fabric
Exterior Façade Composed Of Slimconcrete Panels With A Gold-Coloured Rasp And A Ribbed Finish, 105x389x6
Floor Type Reg Panel (Kst Kh60ws9g), In Tile 600x600 Mm. , Of 30 Mm High-Density Particleboard
CASA D3
volgend project

CASA D3

Particuliere woningen
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Gerealiseerd over 2018
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