Architects: IMB Arquitectos / Gloria Iriarte, Eduardo Múgica, Agustín de la Brena
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Project Year: 2007
Client: Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia
Project Staff: Pedro Múgica, David Salvador, Mariano Ortega, Josu Iriarte, Gorka Apraiz, Iñigo Barberena, José Luis Olaeta, Felix Aguiriano, Diego Poza, Iban González
Project Consultants: Ingeniería INARGEST (Structure), Javier Mendieta (Air Conditioning)
Main Contractor: UTE Balzola Urazca
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman
Wojtek Gurak, a friend of ArchDaily and photographer, recently shared with us his photographs of the Pablo Serrano Museum in Zaragoza, Spain. The expansion of the Museum, designed by José Manuel Pérez Latorre, was completed in March of this year. The expansion triples the size of the original museum that opened in 1994. Check out more photos after the break.
Architects: Ensamble Studio
Location: Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
Principal in Charge: Antón García- Abril
Collaborators: Elena Pérez, Débora Mesa, Jorge Consuegra, Marina Otero, Ricardo Sanz
Technical Architect: Javier Cuesta
Contractor: Materia Inorgánica
Project year: 2005-2008
Constructed Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Ensamble Studio
VAUMM architects shared with us their proposal for the Interpretation and Visitors Center of the Technology Development Plant for Co2 Geological Storage. The Energy City Foundation plans to build an Interpretation Center to publicize the project of Geological Storage of CO2, a new project which is one of the main mechanisms in the fight against global climate change. It is intended that after visiting the Center, people have learned how Co2 affects the planet, the solutions that arise, the reasons for storing CO2 and overall operation of the Co2 Storage Plant at Hontomín, Burgos and also has experienced the feeling of having been inside the earth and having watched direct injection of CO2. More images and architects’ description after the break.
International LEAF Awards 2011: Diagonal 00 Telefonica Tower designated Best Commercial Building of the Year
Diagonal 00 Telefonica Tower in Barcelona, designed by the architect Enric Massip-Bosch_EMBA and developed by Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, has been awarded the LEAF PRIZE 2011 for Best Commercial Building of the Year.
LEAF AWARDS are one of the most prestigious international yearly architecture prizes. The best practices around the world compete in the different categories of these coveted awards with their most significant projects.
Diagonal 00 Telefonica Tower has been chosen as the best commercial building of the year among a selected group of shortlisted international projects. Developed by Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, the tower hosts since January this year the headquarters of Telefonica Group in Catalonia and its R+D Center, a world leader in multimedia and internet research, reflecting the multinational’s focus on innovation.
Diagonal 00 Telefonica Tower is a 86 million Euro investment by Consorci de la Zona Franca and is a clear example of Consorci’s and Telefonica’s decided goal towards architectonic and technological excellence. The building hosts in it’s 24 floors the corporate activity of the multinational in Catalonia and has a 350 seats lecture hall . It is also the first such corporate building to be opened to the public, since it has a permanent showroom on the ground floor open to the public in which the latest advances in technology are displayed.
The Barcelona Ecological Center (BEC) is a proposal of XV Studio about the future of the Bullfight Plaza ‘Monumental’ in Barcelona, Spain. The concept is radical: Transforming the bullring into a center of research and leisure regarding to environmentally friendly activities, especially the ones that respect and take care of animals. In other words, to use all the elements that already exist now in the ring to be reused in the opposite way. More images and architects’ description after the break.
While these are two separate projects, they are connected through a common concept. From the understanding of the location as a big natural park surrounded by the city of Yecla, it derives an intervention strategy with a main gaol: To achieve the introduction of the activity with no impact, building a new symbiotic relationship where the man inhabits the forest without violence and the landscape obtains usability. After visiting the location we stated that the best option is an intervention without transforming the forest, keeping a responsible intervention strategy, respecting the forest and avoiding big earthworks which may break the continuity of the vegetation cover and natural cycles.
Should the Bohemian hotel be a vertical tower of 100 meter high? Or 100 meters long? Given the nature of the site, located in the gothic area, Comac proposed a horizontal design in the Plaza del Angels in front of the MACBA. Barret 001 is based on two fundamental principles: Firstly, to offer quality of life, enjoying the richness of the site by creating a public space and a sky floor over the Gothic area. The second objective is to create a shadow on the Plaza del Angels known for its burning heat. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architect: IMB Arquitectos
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Project Team: Gloria Iriate, Eduardo Mugica, Agustin de la Brena
Collaborates: Berndt Nischt, Iker Gandarias, Almudena Fernandez, Leyre de Lecea, Anartz Ormaza, Maite Eizagirre
Work Inspection: Iban Gonzalez, Ana Ruiz, Jose Luis Castellanos
Structure Consultant: NB 35 SA
Structure: Tauxme SA
Installations: Ingenieria NIPSA SA
Contractor: UTE Exbasa Amenabar
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre