Audenasa Building / Vaillo + Irigaray

© Jose Manuel Cutillas

Architects: Vaillo & Irigaray + Eguinoa
Location: Noain, Spain
Project Manager: David Eguinoa Erdozain
Collaborators: Daniel Galar, Lucia Astrain, Luis Miguel Navarro, Oscar Martínez, Ángel Álvarez, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Isabel Franco
Rigger: Iñaki Pérez
Structural engineering: Tadeo Errea- LANDABE
Facade engineering: LARUMBE (celosía); ALTRES (aluminum)
Promotor: Audenasa
Contractor: Eycons
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Jose Manuel Cutillas

floor plans

The building offers an image derived morphological genesis of his own: a tablet suspended, almost floating on the gentle slope green -slightly twisted-repeating the same gestures that the topography- and offers a gesture of successive concave ribs against the sun:

© Jose Manuel Cutillas
© Jose Manuel Cutillas

In a flat landscape -almost one-dimensional-, as is the highway, immeasurably longitudinal, the building from where it controls and directs the company, contorts, and stands as lookout (also longitudinal), as a new “lookout” observer… Two slabs of lattice steel tape the or-ten blocks south and north reused tire. The picture of the complex aims to establish close ties to the movement and infrastructure relating to transport, and perhaps away from the usual urban readings in similar programs.

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Cite: "Audenasa Building / Vaillo + Irigaray" 17 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • amian

    This certainly is an intriguing building with and interesting form and material palate. The text is also full of lovely archibabble.

    Sorry if this is obvious, but what is the program?

    • Mic

      Haha! I have no idea.

      Despite not having a clue about the program, I do see how the design is conceived. The zigzagging and the repetition of the facade work surprisingly well together in conveying the subject of the highway and transportation.

    • INawe

      According to the website the project is labeled as offices.

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  • ben

    hmm pretty cool, I like the covered parking, and transparent ground plane. The section drawing shows a green roof, I would have liked to see a photo of the project from the roof, and also with all the landscaping done. The project looks a bit desolate without tenants and greenery. Some of the detailing seems a bit excessive and dis-proportional. I do like how the steel facade looks from the inside, interesting feel. nice,