• Etiquetas: Offices
  • Fecha: 2009
  • Nombre: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEW HEADQUARTERS
  • Cliente: Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation
  • Situación: Barcelona
  • Estatus: Preliminary Design

Data

Situation: Diagonal Avenue, Selva de Mar St.
Floor Area: 29.600m2
Budget: 33.000.000€
Architects: Eduard Gascón, Jordi Roig and Xavier Ferrés
Associate Architect: Lupe Álvarez
Team:
Elies Rull, Ignasi Pérez
Structure Engineer:
BOMA
Services Engineer: PGI Ingeniería
Facades: Xavier Ferrés, architect


Description

The project for the new headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona springs up as a slim and awned volume of crystal. The use of a modular and technological glass facade conveys a sober presence which unveils its use as a working place and the headquarters of one the most representative institutions of the Catalonian society.

We rely on geometry in order to generate form and to shape the volume of different faces and plans that progressively sharpen the tower and resolve the relationship with neighboring buildings. These aspects are the identity trademarks of the building: the slender and light profile of the facade of the Diagonal Avenue, the cantilever in the corner which defines an outdoor covered hall which enhances the main entrance and the multiple faces of the volume creating the illusion of an ever changing figure.



Awards

2007
Competition for the new headquarters for the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona.
Cambra de Comerç, Industria i Navegació de Barcelona
First Prize


Publications

2011
Equipamientos, Doce Ejemplos.
Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
Artículo Sense límits, Oriol Clos
pg.268
2010
Boma, Consultores de Estructuras. Barcelona
pg. 88
2009
TC Cuadernos 85. Valencia
pg. 152
2008
Inde. Informació i Debat, COAC Mayo

Exhibitions

2008
COAC’s Exhibition Room
El nuevo edificio de la "Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona"

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