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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

A.M.A. Headquarters in Madrid, Spain by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

 
September 3rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Determined by the masterplan that demands that the buildings footprint occupy the minimum ground floor to respect as much as possible the Business Park landscape, this building is conceived of as a volume that raises its side façades as a heavy mass over the ground.

Main Facade (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
  • Project: A.M.A. Headquarters
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Design Architects: Hugo Berenguer
  • Project Director: Antonia Salvá, Manuel Domenech
  • Computer Graphics Design: Luis Muñoz, Daniel Roris
  • Models: Fernando Mont, Víctor Coronel, arquitecto.

Front View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

  • Architects Collaborators: Maria Bolechowska, Ascensión García, Martín García, Irene Zurdo
  • Interior Design: Loreto Muñoz-Aycuens, Elena López de Meneses, AntoniaSalvá
  • Architecture Technician: Rafael Vegas
  • Project start and finish date: (Co) 2006 – (Fo) 2007
  • Building start and finish date: (Co) 2008 – (Fo) 2010
  • Constructed surface area (below ground level): 7855m2 | squared meters
  • Constructed surface area (above ground level): 10015m2 | squared meters
  • Number of floors : 7 (sobre rasante | above ground level) + 2 (bajo rasante| below ground level)

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Side View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

In this way two great 25 sqm long cantilevers emerge allowing the landscape to spread down the building. The external departments of the company take advantage of this unique location: the client attention area and the large auditorium, whose slope benefits from the shape of the building.

Side View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

The façades clearly present the solution of the structural difficulties of its design. In this way a game of tension elements placed diagonally is sketched on the glass façade which directly reflects the law of the strains of the structure.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Located at the Cristalia Business Park in the “Campo de las Naciones” of Madrid a ten thousand square meter outstanding building, which has seven office floors assigned to be the headquarters of an insurance company, resolves the matter.

A.M.A. Headquarters (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Community Hall (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Conference Room (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Conference Room (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Exterior Room (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

Staircase (Image Courtesy Duccio Malagamba)

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