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Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

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  • Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos – Juan Coll-Barreu & Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  15584
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2006
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Aleix Bagué

Text description provided by the architects. The Technology Park is a center of high technology industries turns 25 in 2010. For guidelines last phase of industrial growth decided to build two new buildings for research and production, respectively, computing and biotechnology. Both of them should work in complete independence, although the plan was considered in a unified way.

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Image 2 of 13
© Aleix Bagué

The model submitted to the competition proposed -with cedar, ebony and lemongrass- two soft insertions, no rough edges, lacking rotunda geometry –they are not circles or ellipses, or ovals-, whose perimeters should not be crossed even for access.

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Facade
© Aleix Bagué

Two compact buildings with a ductile envelope, as a mass of grass or a plant stem, which could have existed prior to the delineation of the road. The compactness and the façade of brushed planes allows to the eye of the moving beholder (the driver on the road, pedestrians on the sidewalks) to softly surround the objects.

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Facade, Beam
© Aleix Bagué

The façade is a double ventilated skin that allows breath the building. It connects the interior and exterior and is capitalizing energy, climatic, hygienic and space for such an exchange. The space between the two membranes gives users a place of permanent relationship with the outside.

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Windows, Handrail
© Aleix Bagué

The façade is actually a vertical space that accompanies its full height, and provides natural light to both sides of the outer skin. It is a façade for North mist. Its light is the mist light, without shadows. The light is here as a continuous and weak material. The buildings lose their boundaries and not hurt the light.

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Handrail
© Aleix Bagué

Each user will occupy the interior according to their needs. But the construction of the façade will remain, and with it the most accurate, longer lasting elements. It is exposed the concrete with its most naive and raw sincerity. Glass sun visors are fixed with untreated stainless steel plates. Construction is a "no preservatives" one.

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Facade
© Aleix Bagué

The exterior glass, which supports a soft pencil handmade drawing, provides a very smooth one way look, and completely open on the contrary.

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Address:48160 Derio, Basque Country, Spain

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Cite: "Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos" 08 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/49136/software-and-biotechnology-plants-coll-barreu-arquitectos> ISSN 0719-8884
© Aleix Bagué

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