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Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza

Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza
Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza, © Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

© Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla © Javier Callejas Sevilla +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Obispo Manso, 1, 49001 Zamora, Spain
  • Design Team

    Alberto Campo Baeza, Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán, Francisco Blanco Velasco
  • Area

    12100.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Javier Callejas Sevilla, Cortesia de Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Collaborators

    Ignacio Aguirre López, Miguel Ciria Hernández
  • Other Collaborators

    Alejandro Cervilla García, Emilio Delgado Martos, Petter Palander, Sergio Sánchez Muñoz
  • Structural

    Eduardo Díez - IDEEE
  • Installations

    Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Rigger

    Juan José Bueno Crespo
  • Glass Consultant

    José Pablo Calvo Busello
  • Contractor

    UTE Edificio Consejo Consultivo: Dragados
  • Promotor

    Junta de Castilla y León. Consejería de Hacienda
  • More SpecsLess Specs

From the architect. In collaboration with Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán and Francisco Blanco Velasco

© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

Facing the cathedral and following the outline of the former convent’s kitchen garden, we erect a strong stone wall box open to the sky. Its walls and floors entirely  made of stone. The very same stone as the Cathedral. A real Hortus Conclusus. In the corner facing the cathedral, a massive stone measuring 250x150x50, a veritable Cornerstone. And chiselled on that stone:

© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

HIC LAPIS ANGULARIS MAIO MMXII POSITO

Within the stone box, a glass box, only glass.  Like a greenhouse. With a double facade similar to a Trombe wall. The external skin of the facade is made of glass, each single sheet measuring 600x300x1,2 and all joined together simply with structural silicone and hardly anything else. As if entirely made of air.

© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

The trihedral upper angles of the box are made completely with glass, thus even further accentuating the effect of transparency. Precisely what Mies was looking for in his Friedrichstrasse tower. The trihedron built with air, a true Glass Corner. And engraved in acid on the glass:

© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

HOC VITRUM ANGULARIS MAIO MMXII POSITO

The stone box made from Memory.  With its Cornerstone deeplyrooted in the soil.

© Javier Callejas Sevilla
© Javier Callejas Sevilla

The glass box made for the Future. With its Glass Corner blending into the sky.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza" [Oficinas Zamora / Alberto Campo Baeza] 10 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. (Trans. Jordana, Sebastian) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/304715/zamora-offices-alberto-campo-baeza/>
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17 Comments

BERGOGLIO ARQUITECTOS · March 30, 2013

Alberto Campo Baeza, nos sigue sorprendiendo gratamente !!!

salwa · January 04, 2013

A voir

matous · December 17, 2012

anyone, who visited villa Tugendhat or Mies pavilion in Barcelona must feel, that this is another piece of timeless beauty.

Judaica store · December 13, 2012

what an amazing look, love the color combination!

Steven · December 13, 2012

This is sick, no privacy here, not even in the yard. That can be very annoying. A doubtful and control freak boss dreamed a fortress for himself?

Wei Chao Tee · November 15, 2015 06:45 PM

Come on, This is amazing. Almost 0 seamless glass buildings around the world/ except for all the apple stores now hahaha. Real sad when I relate to the apple stores.

Yk walking · December 13, 2012

Amazing...

Nicolás Molina · December 12, 2012

Genial todo el concepto y materialización.

Amy Marie Squires Dobbs · December 11, 2012

Mies is smiling in modern
heaven!

Jose García · December 11, 2012

What about energy saving? One more greenhouse that can be cooled without a excessive energy spending? We are too technicians not only poets. I think too that Campo had made this project before, it's not new.
On the other side, I like the way they solve the placing of a modern object into the historical urban fabric.

TenonC · December 11, 2012

simply amazing! 'em sure Steve would from head to toe fall in love with this if he were alive~

gonzalo · December 11, 2012

just sublime... as usual! In line with previous projects and architectural language from Baeza master.

Ovier · December 11, 2012

sublime. could not been more perfect.

guateque · December 11, 2012

amazing location, amazing result.
Elegance is not something you can learn, Campo Baeza makes it look easy

minh tran · December 11, 2012

love your building ! too good

marton · December 11, 2012

poetry

h.a. · December 11, 2012

amazing! really clean, nice and essential. congratulations!

mark · December 10, 2012

Stunning.

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