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Alfonso Gomez Street Office Building / PPST Arquitectura

  • 01:00 - 15 April, 2010
Alfonso Gomez Street Office Building / PPST Arquitectura
Alfonso Gomez Street Office Building / PPST Arquitectura, © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architects

    Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
  • Project Team

    Alfonso Górriz Figuera, Laura Peique Simón, Elena Gómez Agüero, Oscar Poveda Pérez, Oscar Pozuelo López, Javier Romero
  • Structure

    Jesús Hierro Sureda
  • Administrative Assistance

    Mar Secades Pérez, Gema Esteban Abad
  • Construction

    Konin 22
  • Technical Equipment

    Senorsa
  • Area

    6638.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. The building is located in an industrial area of Madrid which has been under a process of transformation over the past few years in which the old industrial premises are being replaced by new buildings of mixed use, housing new activities like small firms of software development, design or film production.

This industrial environment is reflected in the materials used on this project: glass and perforated steel plate.

The building assumes a relatively compact shape that stretches out and occupies the depth of the plot.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

To provide natural light to all the working spaces, a courtyard was created which, with its irregular shape, multiplies the reflexions and the perception of the space, in a joyful contrast with the austere exterior. The courtyard acts as a big lobby, with glazed elevators, giving access to each floor through an open loggia.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Each floor is organized as an open working space whose shape, dimension and proximity to the façade allows different layouts. All the service spaces are lined along the North wall, facing the adjacent building.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

The exterior façades provide, with their perforated steel plate skin, good natural lighting and at the same time, good solar protection and a sense of enclosure. At night, the apparently windowless building reveals its glowing interior.

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
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4 Comments

AV · April 17, 2010

Let's not forget this is an office building, not a modern art gallery - as such i have to say it has great natural light and the atrium is just as wonderful as the rest of the details. Great use of glass!Congrats!!!

Yes it is very unusual for woman in the south to wear handbags.... should be banned

Herr K · April 16, 2010

a simple but elegant design. the courtyard is a nice counterpart to the simple volume.

GLK · April 15, 2010

What is it about this building/site that makes women with handbags stare forlornly to the south?

up_today_arch · April 15, 2010

The atrium is nice. But, actualy, I always thought that all piece of building should be under one general idea. In this case intresting solution for atrium appears suddenly and not translated to elevations. It is a little bit unusual.

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