Office Building in Cornellà | Mateo Arquitectura

Barcelona / Spain / 2008

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A classic pattern of office building. It consists in a sequence of surface areas around a courtyard with single entrance. General atrium of the complex. Heating and cooling this space involved major economic investment and energy wastage. This is what we were faced with. We convinced the client to turn it into a more sustainable, contextual (in keeping with Mediterranean tradition) and beautiful space. Here, the courtyard is open, protected from the sun and planted with large trees and profuse vegetation. The space is cross-ventilated. The result is a protected outdoor microclimate which, in a Mediterranean setting, naturally generates a markedly more temperate climate than the exterior conditions. In winter, the temperature of the spaces is around 18° and, in summer, 21°. The resulting naturally controlled space considerably reduces the costs of artificial heating and cooling. The exteriors are protected from solar radiation by large overhangs in the exposed façades.

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    A classic pattern of office building. It consists in a sequence of surface areas around a courtyard with single entrance. General atrium of the complex. Heating and cooling this space involved major economic investment and energy wastage. This is what we were faced with. We convinced the client to turn it into a more sustainable, contextual (in keeping with Mediterranean tradition) and beautiful space. Here, the courtyard is open, protected from the sun and planted...

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    • Year 2008
    • Work finished in 2008
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Office Buildings
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