Repsol Campus in Madrid

Repsol Campus in Madrid

Architect
Rafael de La-Hoz
Location
C/Méndez Álvaro, 44, Spain
Project Year
2012
Category
Offices
Stories By
ULMA Architectural Solutions

Filippo Poli

Rafael de La-Hoz

Repsol Campus in Madrid

ULMA Architectural Solutions as Manufacturers

The prestigious architectural firm Rafael de la Hoz Architects is the architect of Campus Repsol, the company's new headquarters opened in Madrid.


ULMA has supplied 1700 meters of linear drainage channels for different applications, with one thing in common, they all have installed electropolished stainless steel gratings, indispensable premise requested by the property. The project stems from the need to group Repsol workers - spread so far in twelve buildings - to facilitate communication and a common place where they can enjoy a natural and functional environment. For this project, ULMA Architectural Solutions has developed the SM300F channel , which has been installed in the parking area, intended for 2,000 vehicles.


The feature of this channel is that it has a width of 300 mm, with high hydraulic capacity, which supports a load of up to C250 in accordance to Standar EN-1433 but that also has a low height. In the common areas and the access area to building several channels have been installed: The channel M150KX with perforated steel grating, and the U100 channel with slotted grating. These applications are ideal for these areas, because the slotted gratings gets visually integrated in the pavement making almost imperceptible their existence. And the perforated grating keeps away tripping problems with narrow heels. We also found ULMA drainage channels on the terraces and decks of the 4 buildings on campus.


Rafael de la Hoz's team, true to its philosophy, has employed innovative architectural solutions that enhance sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental respect. He has designed a campus that promotes synergies and dynamics of labor among 4,000 members of the corporation. The headquarters consists of four four-story buildings each (covering an area of 123,000 m2) interconnected by an inner garden of 22,000 m2 which creates an atmosphere similar to the cloister of a monastery.


Campus Repsol

Filippo Poli as Photographers

This is the only corporate campus in the Centre of Madrid. A pioneer project in terms of accessibility, sustainability and safety


The new Repsol corporate headquarters, by the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, receives LEED Platinum certification as one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe


The highest distinction for newly constructed buildings is awarded by the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED NC (New Construction and Major Renovations) certification guaranties that the entire building has been designed and built according to the most demanding sustainability criteria.


Aspects such as sustainability of the plot, usability of eco-efficient means of transportation or the use of recycled materials have been assessed for the awarding of LEED NC certification. The certification acknowledges the positive impact on the well-being of occupants and the environment.


The design and construction of the building focused on 6 essential points: 1. Sustainable plot; 2.Water efficiency; 3.Energy and atmosphere; 4.Materials and resources; 5.Interior environmental quality 6.Renovation in the conception (developed below the press release).


Campus Repsol, located in calle Méndez Álvaro in Madrid, has a built area of 123.000 m2 and includes four buildings “cloistered” around a large central garden which, among other features, includes 100 trees that are suited to Madrid´s climate.


The headquarters was recently shown to the public during Madrid´s Architecture Week and reached a record number of visitors.


Architect Rafael de La-Hoz has designed various headquarters which have received sustainable certifications (LEED Gold) and develops, among others, various projects in Morocco and Saudi Arabia. His group is one of the four teams that are now participating in the international architectural competition for the remodelling of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.


United States Green Building Council is a prestigious independent global non-profit organisation. It has established this certification system for the construction industry that encompasses the entire life cycle of the building.


  Sustainable site


The chosen site enables the development of a former industrial area with existing infrastructure. It has an extensive network of public services (bus, subway, local rail, high-speed rail, etc.) and benefits from policies to encourage the use of bicycles, electric vehicles, high occupancy vehicles and low emission, fuel-efficient vehicles. A series of actions was also taken to encourage good relations with neighbouring communities, such as watering the building site with non-drinkable water to avoid clouds of dust and cleaning the tyres of lorries before they leave the site, pedestrianizing the area and providing the neighbourhood with a telephone helpline during the building work.


Water efficiency


Water consumption was optimised by designing the gardens to need less watering, choosing plant species suited to the Madrid climate, using water-efficient equipment (bathrooms, taps, showers, etc.) and using rainwater for irrigation, which is stored in an underground tank with a capacity of 250,000 litres.


Energy and atmosphere


Alternative energy generation methods were sought, such as the use of photovoltaic solar panels or gas heat pumps for climate control and hot water production.


Materials and resources


From the design phase onwards, materials with a high-recycled content were chosen, reducing impacts from the extraction and processing of raw materials, supporting the use of local resources and encouraging responsible forestry.


Indoor environmental quality


As well as minimising carbon emissions, users were encouraged to be particularly aware, by controlling lighting systems, maximising interior natural light and providing pleasant views of the gardens. A comfortable temperature is ensured using the most advanced climate-control systems that monitors the quality of breathable air.


Innovation in design


A transport management plan was applied which quantifiably reduces the use of personal vehicles with multiple options and alternatives.


Campus Repsol in Méndez Álvaro

Rafael de La-Hoz as Architects

Campus Repsol, a sustainable project in the centre of the city’


This is the only corporate campus in the Centre of Madrid. A pioneer project in terms of accessibility, sustainability and safety


The new Repsol corporate headquarters, by the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, receives LEED Platinum certification as one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe


The highest distinction for newly constructed buildings is awarded by the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED NC (New Construction and Major Renovations) certification guaranties that the entire building has been designed and built according to the most demanding sustainability criteria.


Aspects such as sustainability of the plot, usability of eco-efficient means of transportation or the use of recycled materials have been assessed for the awarding of LEED NC certification. The certification acknowledges the positive impact on the well-being of occupants and the environment.


The design and construction of the building focused on 6 essential points: 1. Sustainable plot; 2.Water efficiency; 3. Energy and atmosphere; 4. Materials and resources; 5. Interior environmental quality 6. Renovation in the conception (developed below the press release).


Campus Repsol, located in calle Méndez Álvaro in Madrid, has a built area of 123.000 m2 and includes four buildings “cloistered” around a large central garden which, among other features, includes 100 trees that are suited to Madrid´s climate. The headquarters was recently shown to the public during Madrid´s Architecture Week and reached a record number of visitors.


Architect Rafael de La-Hoz has designed various headquarters which have received sustainable certifications (LEED Gold) and develops, among others, various projects in Morocco and Saudi Arabia. His group is one of the four teams that are now participating in the international architectural competition for the remodelling of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid.


United States Green Building Council is a prestigious independent global non-profit organisation. It has established this certification system for the construction industry that encompasses the entire life cycle of the building.


DOSSIER


Sustainable site The chosen site enables the development of a former industrial area with existing infrastructure. It has an extensive network of public services (bus, subway, local rail, high-speed rail, etc.) and benefits from policies to encourage the use of bicycles, electric vehicles, high occupancy vehicles and low emission, fuel-efficient vehicles. A series of actions was also taken to encourage good relations with neighbouring communities, such as watering the building site with non-drinkable water to avoid clouds of dust and cleaning the tyres of lorries before they leave the site, pedestrianizing the area and providing the neighbourhood with a telephone helpline during the building work.


Water efficiency Water consumption was optimised by designing the gardens to need less watering, choosing plant species suited to the Madrid climate, using water-efficient equipment (bathrooms, taps, showers, etc.) and using rainwater for irrigation, which is stored in an underground tank with a capacity of 250,000 litres.


Energy and atmosphere Alternative energy generation methods were sought, such as the use of photovoltaic solar panels or gas heat pumps for climate control and hot water production.


Materials and resources From the design phase onwards, materials with a high-recycled content were chosen, reducing impacts from the extraction and processing of raw materials, supporting the use of local resources and encouraging responsible forestry.


Indoor environmental quality As well as minimising carbon emissions, users were encouraged to be particularly aware, by controlling lighting systems, maximising interior natural light and providing pleasant views of the gardens. A comfortable temperature is ensured using the most advanced climate-control systems that monitors the quality of breathable air.


Innovation in design A transport management plan was applied which quantifiably reduces the use of personal vehicles with multiple options and alternatives.


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