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Radio Nacional de España Headquarters / Ravetllat-Ribas

  • 01:00 - 2 July, 2012
Radio Nacional de España Headquarters / Ravetllat-Ribas
Radio Nacional de España Headquarters / Ravetllat-Ribas, © Roger Casas
© Roger Casas

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pere Joan Ravetllat, Carme Ribas
  • Design Team

    Olga Schimd, Carles Oliver, Miguel Ángel Sánchez
  • Structural engineers

    Gerardo Rodríguez (STATIC Ingeniería)
  • Developer

    SEGIPSA - RTVE
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

The main purpose for the new Radio Nacional de España head office in Barcelona was to solve an administrative program combined with editorial and broadcasting services.

© Roger Casas
© Roger Casas

The building is a five story volume with rectangular clear geometry. It is located in the ancient industrial neighbourhood of Poblenou, now called 22@. The new head office is integrated in a rehabilitation master plan that wants to boost the zone with new public buildings.

© Roger Casas
© Roger Casas

We proposed a rectangular floor building with the vertical communications hub located approximately in the middle. That situation allows taking the maximum advantage of the façade’s surface. The hub connects the building with the basement floor, the parking and installation rooms.

© Roger Casas
© Roger Casas

The façade has a unique modular system capable to provide thickness to the envelope and to incorporate elements for solar light control. That module also involves the solution for the interior screens, dividing the different programs. A service footbridge for cleaning and maintenance covers the perimeter of the four sides of the building, acting also as “brise-soleil” on the required parts. We searched to give natural illumination to every space.

© Roger Casas
© Roger Casas

The structure arises as a grid of concrete pillars covering lights from 5,50 to 7,00 meters, and concrete slabs for the floor. Inside the grid appears as a fixed element the communication hub that collaborates to the stability of the building. That core is surrounded by services, technical units and installation yards, constituting a central strip around which is distributed the program with screens and dry construction elements.

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Jasem Nadoum · July 04, 2012

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Salmon Smith · July 03, 2012

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