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  5. Enrique Bardají & Asociados
  6. 2013
  7. Building MAKRO / Enrique Bardají & Asociados

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Building MAKRO / Enrique Bardají & Asociados

  • 01:00 - 24 July, 2014
Building MAKRO / Enrique Bardají & Asociados
Building MAKRO / Enrique Bardají & Asociados, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Miguel Angel García © Jesús Granada © Miguel Angel García © Miguel Angel García + 37

  • Work Direction

    Enrique Bardají & Asociados, S.L.
  • Contractor

    ANKARSA, Doval Building
  • Computer Graphics and Video

    Luis Cabrejas
  • Safety and Health Coordination

    José Luis Mateo García
  • Structure

    VALLADARES Ingeniería
  • Installations

    VALLADARES Ingeniería
  • Project & Construct Manager

    EXACUO Alberto Meneu, Lola Rodríguez
  • Client

    MAKRO Autoservicio Mayorista
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© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Text description provided by the architects. A new model always requires the development of a new architectural concept. The company has developed a new Makro store model wholesale located in central areas of cities and service professionals catering and hospitality of their immediate environment.

Elevation
Elevation

The building, rehabilitation of a warehouse sale of timber and building materials preexisting, also houses the headquarters of the company in Spain.  In the process of renovating the 17,751 m² building, constructed in reinforced concrete, work has been done on an area of 10,642 m², which has allowed:

Section
Section

The creation of a double-height ground floor
The reorganization of the vertical spaces, placing them at the perimeter and releasing the central zone
The opening up of two courtyards, one interior and one exterior, making it possible to bring light to the heart of the building, improving the lighting conditions of the space intended for the company’s offices.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The concrete structure has been reinforced with steel, which has made it possible to develop the construction process of the building very quickly.

© Miguel Angel García
© Miguel Angel García

The existing GRC envelope has been removed and replaced with a glass skin and zinc elements with different configurations, strengthening the austere, industrial image the company asked for.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Up to four different configurations of the material have been arranged on the façades. In the opaque areas, smooth and perforated fretwork panels are alternated with glass zones. In the middle, the zinc trays produce a rhythm that makes the material less flat. The upper strips that diffuse the light in the working areas have been achieved with folded zinc, forming coverings for pillars or framework.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

The metal coverings are associated with the image of the company’s superstores. As well as being used throughout the centuries on roofs in European cities, zinc is both an industrial and a historic material, which means it easily fits in with its nearby surroundings.

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Zinc is a material present in the historic city. Its use makes it possible to adapt a clearly industrial building to the built-up environment.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

It means tradition and innovation go hand in hand to resolve an envelope with elegance and austerity while maintaining the recurring image of the company that leads the wholesale food market.  Its choice is based on the conviction that the material makes it possible to provide the project with the following aspects:

© Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

Adaptation and integration into the historic city, understood as a surface of linear strata in time. Versatility and flexibility offered by the material itself and the industry that accompanies it. Desire to anchor the building in a company image taking the form of the markedly industrial vision of the envelope of its buildings.

© Miguel Angel García
© Miguel Angel García

The restrained, elegant building vibrates under the changing light like a huge mermaid stranded on Paseo Imperial – Madrid.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Building MAKRO / Enrique Bardají & Asociados" 24 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/528355/building-makro-enrique-bardaji-and-asociados/> ISSN 0719-8884