The new headquarters of the Catalan Institute of Economists of Barcelona occupies a narrow site with380 m²(1,247 ft²) of surface area and32 meters(105 ft.) of street frontage at the far end of the Plaza Gal·laPlacídiaadjacent to Via Augusta. Once the urban reformation of the plaza is completed, the site will overlook a pedestrian space of 145 x45 meterswith trees, and will be bordered by the formerly mentioned street.
Before this project the Indautxu Square was a deprived space that the residents avoided, split by a vehicular road. It was necessary to replace vehicles with pedestrians as the centre of the proposal, so two of the three roads that crossed the square were removed, leaving the other only for public transport.
We are in the historic heart of Ontinyent (Valencia), in a old textiles factory now converted into the headquarters of the outdoor furniture manufacaturer Gandia Blasco. The aim of the project is to integrate new residential activity into the existing building. For this reason the house is proposed as an extension of modulation and structural system of the old buiding.
Due to its location, the new General Services Building of the Cruces Hospital takes a predominant position from the highway and acquires a strong importance in the surroundings. The building is provided with symbolic value and reflects its activity by means of the façade. The façade is generated by a pattern of proteins, as it might be the image associated to the medical vanguard and research.
This three-storey row house was built on Passatge Marimon in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood, with a direct view from the main thoroughfare of Avinguda Diagonal. The client wanted commercial premises on the basement floor, ground floor and mezzanine, and two floors of dwellings, with two apartments per landing.
Vegamar Selección Wine Shop, located on the main shopping street of town, is a space for wine tasting and sales.
The project aims to transmit the quality of the exposed products, as well as to maximize the feeling of amplitude inside the shop.
Dark, glossy panels are chosen for vertical surfaces. Due to their tone and reflections, they blur the spatial limits of the establishment, making it seem bigger than what it really is. The colour of this material also refers to the colour of the displayed wines. These vertical surfaces lodge storage space and allow for a regularization of the available geometry.
The building structures itself around an orientation axis East – West and acts as a dividing line between the most external zones and the most internal ones. (Technical Block)
This axis contains two circulation lines separated by a fringe in which are located the vertical elevators nucleus (restricted area) and stairways in such a way that the nucleus situated to the North joins across the medical consults zone and bureaus ( half public controlled access) and the rear one that joins the assistance areas of the technical block (restricted area).
The new headquarters of the provincial management for the Public Service of State Employment in Huelva is located in the brand-new neighbourhood of “Pescadería”. The new building is within a triangular blockin the southwest extreme of the city, next to the river Odiel’ssalt marsh. The proposed programme develops an administrative area of 4.360 m², spread over five floors. Each floor has an openedoffice space and other smaller pieces as individual offices for directors or phone service cabins.