the world's most visited architecture website
i

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

i

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

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

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

i

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.

i

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

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Institutional Buildings
  4. Spain
  5. Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
  6. 2010
  7. EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

  • 00:00 - 23 July, 2013
EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto
© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Pere Fuertes, Susana Toyos, Miquel Burguet, Eulàlia Gómez, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
  • Consultants

    BOMA (Structure) , SEDNA (Systems), Roger Ríos (Tech. Arch.) , GPO (Systems), INTEGRAL + SGJ (project manager)
  • Area

    30289.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Shlomi Almagor + 16

© Shlomi Almagor
© Shlomi Almagor

Text description provided by the architects. The El Rengle compound is part of a wider operation to redefine the waterfront of the city of Mataró, combining housing and business uses. The planning of the city block -in collaboration with the Municipal Services- interprets this hybrid situation alternating different autonomous volumes among which this building of business activities stands out.

© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo

The project proposes a typological alternative to the compact commercial building, by developing a strategy that allows the overlapping of uses and incorporating the upper level exterior space as part of the program of office use.

EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto, © Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo

The building consists of a discontinuous base on top of which lye three office ‘boxes’. These define an elevated plaza, designed as a condenser of the activity of the upper floors.

© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo

Seen from this square, the three emerging volumes reveal domestic features of walkways and balconies which perforate the volume with transparencies towards the coast and the city. From the outside, the volumes seem like prisms defined by the visual vibration and color of the mobile solar control louvers.

Section
Section

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto" 23 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/403669/el-rengle-manuel-ruisanchez-arquitecto/> ISSN 0719-8884