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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.

Offices for Consejo Consultivo Castilla León in Zamora, Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

 
January 11th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Alberto Campo Baeza

Facing the cathedral and following the outline of the former convent’s kitchen garden, we erect a strong stone wall box open to the sky. Its walls and floors entirely made of stone. The very same stone as the Cathedral. A real Hortus Conclusus. In the corner facing the cathedral, a massive stone measuring 250x150x50 cm, a veritable Cornerstone. And chiselled on that stone:

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Project: Offices for Consejo Consultivo Castilla León
  • Location: Obispo Manso, 1. Zamora, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza, Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán,         Francisco Blanco Velasco
  • Client: Junta de Castilla y León. Consejería de Hacienda
  • Timing:
    Competition: 2004
    Project: 2006
    Construction: 2008-2012
  • Area: 12.100 m
  • Architects collaborators: Ignacio Aguirre López, Miguel Ciria Hernández
  • Other collaborators: Alejandro Cervilla García, Emilio Delgado Martos, Petter Palander, Sergio Sánchez Muñoz
  • Structural engineer: Eduardo Díez – IDEEE
  • Mechanical engineer: Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Cuantity surveyor: Juan José Bueno Crespo
  • Glass consultant: José Pablo Calvo Busello
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas SevillaConstruction:

  • Contractor: UTE Edificio Consejo Consultivo: Dragados – San Gregorio
    Stone work: Areniscas de los Pinares
    Glass curtain: PROINLLER
    Roofing installation: Intemper
    Stainless steel work: DACIN
    Concrete paving: ARGAPREF
    Painted resin paving: Rinol Rocland Suesco, S.L.
    Gypsum board work: Zamorana de Aislamientos Termo-acústicos
    Wood work: Hnos. García Santiago, S.A.
    Elevators: Schindler
    HVAC: Atil Cobra
    Lighting: Agosa
    Furnitures: NUAR (Sellex), DACIN, Ciprés (Formica)
    Gardening: Viveros Gimeno Salamanca S.l.
    Awning/curtains: Ladis Protección Solar S.l.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

HIC LAPIS ANGULARIS MAIO MMXII POSITO 

Within the stone box, a glass box, only glass. Like a greenhouse. With a double facade similar to a Trombe wall. The external skin of the facade is made of glass, each single sheet measuring 600x300x2,4 cm and all joined together simply with structural silicone and hardly anything else. As if entirely made of air.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

The trihedral upper angles of the box are made completely with glass, thus even further accentuating the effect of transparency. Precisely what Mies was looking for in his Friedrichstrasse tower. The trihedron built with air, a true Glass Corner. And engraved in acid on the glass:

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

HOC VITRUM ANGULARIS MAIO MMXII POSITO

The stone box made from Memory. With its Cornerstone deeply rooted in the soil. The glass box made for the Future. With its Glass Corner blending into the sky.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy Alberto Campo Baeza

Image Courtesy Alberto Campo Baeza

Image Courtesy Alberto Campo Baeza

Image Courtesy Alberto Campo Baeza

Image Courtesy Alberto Campo Baeza

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