the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Control Center
  4. Spain
  5. Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  6. 2010
  7. CCS Control and Services Center / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

CCS Control and Services Center / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

  • 00:00 - 28 January, 2011
CCS Control and Services Center / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
CCS Control and Services Center / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos, © Eloy Taboada
© Eloy Taboada

© Eloy Taboada © Eloy Taboada © Eloy Taboada © Eloy Taboada + 8

  • Architects

     Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
  • Location

    Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
  • Area

    2130.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. As the prow of a ship ready to weigh anchor and set sail, on the hammer of the main dock of the Outer Harbour of Ferrol, opened to the views of the estuary. To meet this landscaping challenge is used a formal repertoire of pure volumetrys, integrated into the geometry of the dam itself and, secondly, they rely on the proper forms of naval architecture. From a functional point of view, the building houses the program uses proposed by the Port Authority, allowing from its upper floors the total perimeter view of the port and the estuary. An external ramp system allows saving the difference in height between the sea wall of the dam and access to the roof.

© Eloy Taboada
© Eloy Taboada

Consequently, the priority objectives to be attained by the solution adopted are: a) Uniqueness and representation. The building must become, in the Outer Harbour, a landmark and focus. b) Functionality and flexibility. Both in the conception of space and structure design and facilities, the aim was versatility and adaptability for future changes as needed. c) Intelligent building and "high tech " architecture. Provide the latest technologycal innovations, both in materials and facilities, setting an "intelligent building"and placing it within what is known as "high tech" architecture. d) Economy, Maintenance, Exploitation. Achieve a long-term economic investment based on the construction quality and ease design, reducing maintenance and operation costs. To achieve those objectives, we have adopted the following criteria basic design: 1. The building as a container. 2. Diaphanous spaces and transparency. 3. Energy efficiency.

© Eloy Taboada
© Eloy Taboada

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos
Cite: "CCS Control and Services Center / Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos" 28 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.