In the financial and commercial centre of the city is located this building neighbour of one of the best buildings of offices in Madrid (BBVA Building) With a markedly urban character it presents a magnificent opportunity to answer to the city in two very different scales:
-an urban scale, represented by the most important street in Madrid: ‘El Paseo de la Castellana’. -and other more domestic scale, represented by a prominent square/plaza with a pedestrian character.
These urban premises and requests of the customer (singular but discreet building at the same time) make conditional from the beginning the idea of the project.
The building has a façade neutral, abstract, flat, alive, with volume. Lights and shadows that change and clarify the smooth skin of glass with different finishes proposed, with the passage of the day and the seasons of the year. Opacity and transparency. Reflex and subdued. Brilliant and without shine. Reflections and shadows that are never the same.
Flat glasses as squares: dark and white (the color of the steel of the BBVA).
Glasses in volume with shadows and reflections as a three-dimensional board: steel and glass separated by mirrors, which increase the feeling of weightlessness of this second skin.
Steel parts that show or hide (depending on point of view)the dark squares of the chessboard of the inner skin.
Ultimately a facade with "life" which depending from and when you observe, vibrates with the sunlight or shuts off without the direct incidence of this.