ir chamber between both layers helps to dissipate heat and control the interior temperature.
The interior of the offices, clad in steel and glass, are designed as smaller pieces of architecture contained inside the bigger composition. The offices and meeting rooms, of smaller scale, are distributed inside a bigger scale space, as an enclosing enclosure that generates its own atmosphere.
The composite slab is set as a sky, establishing a dialogue with the LED luminaires and the embracing light, filtered by the curtain wall that becomes the horizon.
The aim is to recreate one world inside another. The control of space and light provides the building with a comfortable working environment.
Our claim - and proposal to the client - was to reconvert the traditional industrial space setting a new atmosphere that sought the benefit of the people who will work inside.
ClientCORTES METALÚRGICOS OVIEDO
Gross Floor Area (mq)7500
ArchitectsÓSCAR MIGUEL ARES ÁLVAREZ. CONTEXTOS DE ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO
Design teamBÁRBARA ARRANZ GONZÁLEZ, JESÚS J. RUIZ ALONSO, DOROTA TOKARSKA, SERGIO ALONSO ALONSO,EDUARDO RODRÍGUEZ GALLEGO, FELIPE POU CHAPA, CARMEN GIMENO SANZ, ELVIRA PARRO ABAD, JAIME SAN JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JAVIER PALOMERO ALONSO
Main ContractorSAN GREGORIO / NAVINOR / AGOSA / TECNAIRE
ConsultantsConstruction management: Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez / Javier Palomero Alonso
SuppliersMOI INTERIORISMO Y EQUIPAMIENTO
Photo CreditsJESÚS J. RUIZ ALONSO, PEDRO IVAN RAMOS MARTÍN
Curriculum studio / partecipanteHe obtained his degree in 1998 at the ETSAV of University of Valladolid. In 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. in the University of Valladolid - for his thesis "GATEPAC 1928-1939" - being his tutor Mr. Juan Antonio Cortés. Since 2013 he is a professor of projects at the ETSAV of University of Valladolid. He has collaborated, as a visiting professor, in the ETSA La Salle, in the San Pablo CEU University and in the School of Design at the Al Ghurari University. Since March 2012 he has been leading his office, together with the architects Bárbara Arranz, Jesús J. Ruiz, Dorota Tokarska and Sergio Alonso, under the name Contextos de Arquitectura y Urbanismo. As an architect he has won several competitions, being his work recognized and awarded in the Spanish Architecture Awards, the American Architecture Prize and the Biennial of Spanish Architecture. His works have been published in numerous international magazines, among which Architecture Viva, Tectónica, Domus or Baumeister stands out.