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Telefonica Headquarters, Madrid / Rafael de La-Hoz

  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect: Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys
  • Project's Directors: Hugo Berenguer, Siegfried Bürger, Francisco Arévalo, Miguel Maiza, Jesús Román, Carolina Fernández y Belén Rivera
  • Master Plan: Jesús Román, Hugo Berenguer y Margarita Sánchez
  • Management Directors: Rafael Quintana y Manuel Doménech
  • Collaborators: Conchi Cobo, Beatriz Heras, Gonzalo Robles, Jacobo Ordás, Guillermo Vidal, Ascensión García, Javier Amrbruster, Karmen Marco, y Luise Wiegand
  • Technical Architects: Amaya Díaz del Cerio, Mercedes Esteban, Isabel Fernández y Rafael Vegas
  • Project Management: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Structure Engineer: NB 35
  • Services Engineer: Rafael Úrculo-Pgi
  • Client: Telefónica de España S.A.
  • Construction Directors: Pilar Anastasio, Daniel González , Concha Peña y Félix Falcone
  • Graphic Design & Model: Luis Muñoz, Fernando Mont, Víctor Coronel, Diego Mordkowicz, Camille Vidal, Álvaro Rivera, Ángel Arroyo y Daniel Roris
  • Area: 390.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

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From the architect. Telefonica, as the larger Spanish company, creates the strategic challenge of regroup its fourteen thousand employees in one and unique headquarters in Madrid.

A campus-headquarters vision, is designed after a long process of studding the liabilities, necessities and objectives definitions. This makes its conceptual flexibility and its homogeneous architecture a high financial value; nevertheless, with a strong architectural definition.

Four identical phases with three concentrated buildings are placed in the corners of the site creating watchtowers defining the campus perimeter.

Inside the site, the administration, restaurants, clinic or gymnasiums are equally placed at all phases of the perimeter.

With a unique special glass system-created only for this project- and a extensive protective and sun accumulator overhang top, prevents a scattered perception of the complex. In this way congress as a unique building and a unique company.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Telefonica Headquarters, Madrid / Rafael de La-Hoz" 22 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>