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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.

New PITA Headquarters in Almería, Spain by Ferrer Arquitectos

 
February 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Ferrer Arquitectos

These buildings are laid out according to a strip arrangement, creating an ordered and functional design which sets out clear entrances and highly versatile, multi-purpose spaces. There is a main communications strip, which is the backbone of the design, created as a glazed area with climbing vegetation and scattered courtyards that provide interesting sequences for the visitor/user.

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  • Architects: Ferrer Arquitectos
  • Project: New PITA Headquarters
  • Location: Almería Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Developer: Almería Science and Technology Park
  • Practise: Ferrer Arquitectos.
  • Architect: José Ángel Ferrer.
  • Architectural technologist: Javier Almécija
  • Internal collaborators: Raúl Vallejo, Antonio Palenzuela, Pedro Seguí, Adrian Navarro, Javier de Simón, Ismael Motos, José Espín, Antonio García, Amanda Cirera, Rafael Robles.
  • External collaborators: JG Ingenieros, Secoal Ingenieros and Sondeal G&M, Decisiones Geotécnicas y Bronce Arquitectónico.
  • Contractor: Acciona, López Porras, Construcciones Tejera, Jarquil, AMS, Torresa, Elecnor, Pylsa, Parkinsonia.
  • Cost: 10.413.702,51€
  • Built area: 15.028,58 m2

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

This linear corridor runs along the top of the roof and has the appearance of a lantern, drawing you in from the outside. From the inside the views are accentuated with volumes that curt across the building. Each floor contains a meeting room that protrudes out over the landscape, offering views of the bay and the Gata Cape Natural Park. Both buildings exceed the minimum environmental standards and have been designed to meet energy classification A, as well as the American LEED certification and the European Green Building Certification.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

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