Offices at Travessera de Gràcia

Metal wings travel the facade as if it were the veins of the building.

Renovation of former office building, which actually are two, at the junction of Travesera de Gràcia-Amigo, no change of use. Both buildings have independent access that share the same four-storey underground parking. As the building was used as offices for rent (each user will make their own implementation, according to their needs) the most important effort is concentrate in the transformation of the facade to the street, for which we propose a glass skin mass 20cm and 3 tons/ml to generate varying degrees of transparency inside the building.

Various metal wings travel the facade as if it were the veins of the building, jumping from plant to plant, to dematerialize the idea of building, understood as a superposition of horizontal planes of work and will light up at night, by a system of LEDs.

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: 2009 – 2014
Collaborator: Carlos Maurette, Guillermo Díaz
M²: 8.000 m² + 5.000 m² parkings
Client: Inmobiliaria Colonial
Constructor: PENTA
M&E: OTP / AB2
Structure: J. Monte
Quantity Surveyor: X. Pie y Oriol Castillo / MACE (PM)
Photograph: Jordi Miralles
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