Business park

Repetition as strategy

Located in the municipality of Alcobendas in Madrid, the complex contains a hotel, an office building and eight professional offices. The project is organised into ten elements arranged in parallel bands, each of which is composed of two buildings, one of four levels and the other of three. The height of each level is 5.00m and the design combines forward and backward displacements, added to some setbacks, to convert the roof into another useful space in the complex that can be used to walk on, sunbathe and enjoy. The twin buildings are attached to each other via a metal tape that gives the proposal a certain iconic character. In addition, each of these ten buildings can be accessed via a pedestrian axis that crosses through the space and serves as a backbone to the proposal. The buildings have been arranged in the available plot to give a unitary character to the design as a whole. The parallel bands create an ordered sequence of full and empty spaces that are repeated rhythmically.

Road traffic accesses the parking area via a strategic location near the entrance of the site, ensuring that vehicles are always kept on the perimeter, freeing up space for gardens and courtyards.

All the buildings use the same architectural language, drawing on the same geometries and using materials such as Corten steel, curtain walls, Bakelite covered wood and stone. The courtyards are the protagonists of a landscaping project that serves to relax the eye, thus generating an interior of calm beauty among the aggressive and inhospitable industrial surroundings.


Technical detais

  • Type of project Loft complex / Hotel / Offices
  • Location Alcobendas. Madrid (Spain)
  • Promoter RIOFISA
  • Stages Architecture and Engineering. Construction management
  • Area 70.125 m²
  • Date 10/2004 - 03/2009
  • Budget 46.600.000,00€