Contraste del pavimento porcelánico de gran formato con las lamas de madera de nogal/ Contrast of large-format porcelain flooring with walnut wood slats
access. This has been accompanied by a large
cantilevered visor, executed in steel, with an integrated
section in the carving of the facade.
The articulated lighting on the floor delimits the
building, where areas of flower beds have been
adhered to black gravel and olive trees, a symbol
of Mediterranean hospitality.
Starting from the double-height lobby, the walnut
wood, laid out as slats in different sections,
coexists in a balanced way with black steel and
has been integrated with the reception desk
and the access doors to the work areas.
This lobby, featuring a composition of SPIN
suspension lamps, faces a glazed enclosure
that delimits the courtyard, and has been enriched
with aluminium profiles on the outside
with wood inside. The composition has its own
particularity which comprises small “porches”
that enclose the windows; while its transparency,
cross-wise and longitudinal, bathes light not
only into the work areas, but also into the part
of the factory annexed to this expansion.
The patio, distributor of spaces
The central courtyard, which catches the light
and visually allows the extension of the link
between the departments, serves as a swivel,
dividing the offices into two main territories.
It is an authentic “lung” for the building, hosting
an imposing suspended metal structure
in which vegetation has been integrated. This
green wall becomes the centre of attention
of the project, becoming visible from the vast
majority of spaces. Beneath it, a thin sheet of
water projects its reflection and establishes a
dialogue with sunlight, by day, and with stars
The leading role of the stairs
Parallel to the patio two staircases have been
designed that connect the different levels of
the building, both executed in steel-plate dyed
in black. The largest and the most spectacular
finds its origin with a geometric exercise and a
calculation of weight that defines its shape and
dimension. The showroom, also divided into
two heights, recreates small environments that
seek to communicate the energy and qualities
of the products on display.
On the lower floor there is a large meeting
table and a training area. The upper floor,
meanwhile, has a lounge with lighting sensations
and a networking area. The first has been
paved with a large-format grey mink porcelain
tone, and for the second floor walnut Parklex
has been used, contrasting with the black and
white colours of the project.
One of the main objectives of the project was
to facilitate meetings between the employees,
so a large flown bridge makes a horizontal link
between the showroom and some of the work
areas. Along this line, another of the significant
meeting spaces is a dining-office that completes
the experience in the offices, and follows
the same conversation in terms of materiality
as the rest of the project.
The open-plan work areas needed a special
treatment for the acoustics, for which a sequence
of sound-absorbing plates covered in
dark blue fabric from Kvadrat has been incorporated
into the ceiling, that also contribute to
the aesthetic warmth. The space between plates
has been used to integrate different models
of lamps from the firm.