Diagonal 80 / AMID (Cero9)

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The Industrial Building for Diagonal 80 in San Agustín de Guadalix, Madrid by AMID (Cero9) Architects (Cristina Díaz Moreno + Efren Garcia Grinda) has been awarded with two first prizes: the Prize “Opera Prima 2010″ to the best built building granted by the College of Architects and “Premio Construye” award for the best industrial building granted by NAPISA.

also has been selected among a big amount of Spanish practices one of the 20 best young architects in by 2G Editorial Gustavo Gili for the same building for Diagonal80 in Madrid.

This project was previously featured as “In progress”, where you can see some photographs of the construction process and the description by the architects.

Photographs: Ignacio Bisbal & Andrea Illan

© Andrea Illan
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situation plan
ground floor plan
first floor plan
roof plan
access structure
colors diagram
covers axo
structure axo
interior perspective

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Cite: "Diagonal 80 / AMID (Cero9)" 02 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=71354>

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    After seen the exterior, it surprise me to see the use of colors (purples and blues) in the inside. The structure looks different and simple.

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    It looks good, but it looks a bit like a UN studio project from the 90′s.
    Nice though.

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        of course, if someone disagrees with you it means that they lack the ability to observe. The only similarities to casa is the use of a facet, and to say that makes the two projects similar is very naive.

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    I think this is brilliant. The visualization renderings are superb. The building feels understated, pragmatic, organic and intentional. Great open plan and evenly distributed natural daylight.

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    ‘FALSE COMPLEXITY’ style. take an ordinary industrial shed, open space without columns. discard any rational structure that could serve it and come up with something looking very COMPLEX! for example welding everything from short beams in random directions. cut off the corners of the front facade so it does not reveal the banality of the project – that it is actually just a long industrial box. and now the most important! create an infinite number of scientifically looking diagrams and pretend that the design process was as complex as if it was part of tha NASA program. and at last but not least get your friends in the spanish magazines like el croquis publish your project every year!

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    ha, I like your comment, mets.. indeed the structure seems to mainly serve its own purpose instead of i.e enabling some spatial configuration that could not have been possible without it. I’m kinda torn between loving the fact that this makes the project very playful/”special” and hating it for that solution being inappropriate in its randomness. But it seems they made their clients happy, so that’s really a moot point. Love it! For the wrong reasons! xD

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