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Chamartín Real State Offices / Burgos & Garrido arquitectos

© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

Architects: Burgos & Garrido arquitectos Location: Madrid, Spain Architects In Charge: Alberto Pieltain, Justo Fernández-Trapa Collaborators: Saúl García, Ángeles García, Agustín Martín, Almudena Carro, Beatriz Amán, Pilar Recio, Alberto López, Héctor Pérez Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Ángel Baltanás

© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

The workplace is used for long periods of time, hence its architecture must be pleasing and varied. The project wants to achieve, in addition to an efficient and elegant workplace,  an architecture that improves the street, the neighborhood and the functional space of work.

A public image with identity

The image of the building is presented in its own unique way, ergo, it’s built on its own terms. We interpreted the ordinance, construction, and program with formal autonomy in order to create a building with identity.

A green resource

© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

The inclusion of vegetation and trees in the project is done by allocating them in wide and sufficient spaces:on the outside, in a neat and modulated square, which is a visual treat for the neighborhood, and on the inside, in two large lobbies or galleries with plenty of natural light, where people feel at ease.

Floor Plan 01 01
Floor Plan 01 01

An efficiency of space

© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

The modulation of the building, in its structure and in its distribution, allows a good logistical execution that contributes to the speed and efficiency of work.

Section 01 01
Section 01 01

An efficiency of energy

© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

A passive climate. The location, orientation and design of the facades make them efficient devices for solar protection; the galleries allow sunlight control and the awnings protect from the low and intense summer sun. The disposition also allows the volume of the building to block Madrid’s terrible western winds.

Schemes 02
Schemes 02

© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

Schemes 03
Schemes 03
Cite:Nico Saieh. "Chamartín Real State Offices / Burgos & Garrido arquitectos" 27 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/285327/chamartin-real-state-offices-burgos-garrido-arquitectos/>