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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.

Headquarters Of Radio Nacional de Espana in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain by Ravetllat-Ribas

 
August 29th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ravetllat-Ribas

The main purpose for the new Radio Nacional de España head office in Barcelona was to solve an administrative program combined with editorial and broadcasting services.

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  • Architects: Ravetllat-Ribas
  • Project Architects: Olga Schimd, Carles Oliver, Architects
  • Location: Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
  • Authors: Ravetllat-Ribas. Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas
  • Collaborators: Olga Schimd, Carles Oliver, Architects ,STATIC Ingeniería, Structural Engineers,  JG Ingenieros, M&E Engineers,  J-T Ardèvol i Associats, Leopoldo Varas (LVCAT), Site Surveyors
  • Enterprise executor: Constructora Hispánica
  • Project ending: 2005
  • Construction ending: October 2007
  • Surface: 4.513,35 m2
  • Budget: 4.860.627,48 € (PEM)
  • Photographer: Roger Casas

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The building is a five story volume with rectangular clear geometry. It is located in the ancient industrial neighborhood of Poblenou, now called 22@. The new head office is integrated in a rehabilitation master plan that wants to boost the zone with new public buildings.

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We proposed a rectangular floor building with the vertical communications hub located approximately in the middle. That situation allows taking the maximum advantage of the façade’s surface. The hub connects the building with the basement floor, the parking and installation rooms.

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The façade has a unique modular system capable to provide thickness to the envelope and to incorporate elements for solar light control. That module also involves the solution for the interior screens, dividing the different programs. A service footbridge for cleaning and maintenance covers the perimeter of the four sides of the building, acting also as “brise-soleil” on the required parts. We searched to give natural illumination to every space.

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The structure arises as a grid of concrete pillars covering lights from 5,50 to 7,00 meters, and concrete slabs for the floor. Inside the grid appears as a fixed element the communication hub that collaborates to the stability of the building. That core is surrounded by services, technical units and installation yards, constituting a central strip around which is distributed the program with screens and dry construction elements.

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Image Courtesy Roger Casas

Proofread by: Anand Gangal

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