DataSituation: Ferrer i Guardia Street
Floor Area: 55.000m2
Architect: Eduard Gascón
Associate Architect: Lupe Álvarez
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Team: Jordi Mestre, Alfredo Sarrias, Dariela Hentshell
Structure Engineer: Cotca, ingenieros
Servicies Engineer: JSS, ingenieria y arquitectura
Facades: Xavier Ferrés, architect
Landscape: Manel Colominas
Photos: Jordi Bernadó
DescriptionThe building is situated in an environment marked by the trace of metropolitan roads and the presence of large constructions and tertiary buildings. Leaning on the highest part of the plot, the project proposes a piece that draws a landmark in the landscape and constitutes an element of order and reference in relation to the surrounding fragmented architectures.
Thus, the structure consists of three volumes of constant height and variable floors which rest on a continuous base and are arranged according to a rhythm that reveal the presence of a complementary system of large courtyards. These landscaped and partially covered courtyards, fluff up the volume and improve the environmental conditions of the work spaces, evoking the idea of a inner world itself and proposing an introspective look that serves as a counterpoint to the relationship users establish with the outside .