VERNE WORKSPACE

VERNE WORKSPACE

Architect
Verne Arquitectura
Location
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Pablo García Esparza
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
FurnitureDynamobel
ManufacturersMadergia
WindowsCortizo
RoofingKnauf
ManufacturersTopcer
FurnitureVitra.

Product Spec Sheet
Furniture
Manufacturers
Windows
by Cortizo
Roofing
by Knauf
Manufacturers
by Topcer
Furniture
by Vitra.

VERNE WORKSPACE

Verne Arquitectura as Architects

The project consists in the refurbishment an old and industrial building to lodge new workspaces.

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

Before the reform, both spaces were totally divided and configurated as traditional offices. However, the aim of the project was exactly the opposite: generate open, diaphanous, luminous and connected workspaces. In such a way, the project wants to recover the original industrial condition of the space which was much more interesting and powerful. The design of the new space responds to this double spatial condition of the place: The access is in the initial space, the lower one. Also, in this space is placed a garage with independent access and stairs that lead to the upper floor, where there are an office and two meeting rooms. The second space, the highest, is the diaphanous workspace. 

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

It is the greatest area of the project where huge tables coexist with a long bookcase, shelves for materials and prototypes and a small office area. The space is dominated by the presence of the old structure of the building -arches with steel braces- and the helicoidal pipes of the ventilation system and the light bathes it through two big windows.

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

Two meeting rooms are suspended between these two areas. The structure that supports them is extremely light: a floor, made of CLT panels, supported by the walls of the local. This releases the lower space from any vertical support element.

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

The reform was made in two parts: First, the old partitions were demolished in order to recover and rehabilitate the original space. The façade of the Larrabide Street was replaced, the roof was repared, part of the structure was consolidated, and two Velux windows were opened in the roof of the meeting rooms. Once the space had been emptied, the second phase was carried out: the construction of the new workspace.

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

The choice of the materials also reflects the double spatial condition of the project. In the initial space, polycarbonate is used for the façade and for the interior partitions, so light passes through them and floods the interior spaces. Other material in this area is the white lacquered metal, light and luminous, used in the access doors (deployé), in the tramex loft, that contains the installations, in the structure of the staircase and on the polycarbonate structure

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

In the shed, there is a change, anticipated by the CLT floor. Here, fir wood is the protagonist. It is used in some walls in shelves and closets. While polycarbonate is used to bring light to the entrance area, wood brings warmth and calm to the workspace.

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

The palette created with these materials and the white of the walls and ceilings is completed by the materials used in the floors: on the upper floor there are pieces of 15cmx15cm matte ceramic; and on the ground floor a beautiful terrazzo, with white marble fragments and a grey background, is used. Both, the ceramic and the terrazzo, want to recover the industrial taste.

photo_credit Pablo García Esparza
Pablo García Esparza

Material Used:

1. Facade cladding- Polycarbonate facade

2. Flooring- Grey Terrazzo

3. Doors- Built by construction and carpenters team, using fir wood

4. Windows- Cortizo

5. Roofing- Knauf

6. Interior lighting- Sumelec

7. Interior furniture- Vitra and Dynamobel

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