Mutua Madrileña Headquarters in Madrid

A topographic movement, a floor that rises up.

Fruit of the work we carried out at the Barcelona headquarters, this commission for the Mutual’s central headquarters on Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid set out to add a walkway to connect another adjoining building it owned.

The walkway is merely a gesture, a topographic movement, a floor which rises up – even covered in the same grass – to convince us that the best way of joining two buildings is to make sure the building don’t touch each other. The false ceiling, discontinuous and fractured like a choppy sea, is an attempt to bring the Mediterranean to the Paseo de la Castellana. Standing out against the deep-sea polished black flooring is the furniture, specially designed for the occasion, with its ultramarine blue glass.

Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: 2006 – 2007
Collaborator: F. Soppelsa, M. Pineda
M²: 5.000 m² (3 phases)
Client: Mútua Madrileña
Constructor: Comarva XXI
M&E: PROMEC (Ismael Albarrán) / Javier Rubio
Structure: BOMA (C Jaen) / Miguel Angel
Quantity Surveyor: Marta Guillén (MM)
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