2019 Restricted Competition Hypobank Hohenems, Austria

2019 Restricted Competition Hypobank Hohenems, Austria

Konzept Die neue Hypobank Vorarlberg ist das erste Gebäude, das von den Hauptstrassen wahrgenommen wird. Erschliessungstechnisch erschwert das höhergelegene Grundstück die Zugänglichkeit des Gebäudes. Deshalb sieht der Entwurf einen Eingangsbereich vor, der drei Zugänge bündelt: für Fussgänger von der Angelika-Kauffmannstrasse, für Besucher und Mitarbeiter von den Parkplätzen her oder direkt aus der Tiefgarage. Die einladende Geste des leicht abfallenden Vorplatzes ermöglicht einen einfachen, gut sichtbaren Hauptzugang, während gleichzeitig durch das tiefere Niveau zusätzlicher Raum im Inneren gewonnen wird. Der durch die leichte Neigung des Vorplatzes erreichte tiefere Niveau ermöglicht einen einfachen, gut sichtbaren Hauptzugang bei gleichzeitigem Raumgewinn im Innern. Der Zugang...

2011 International Competition 2nd Prize_Headquarters of the Hidrographical Confederation Miño-Sil, Orense

2011 International Competition 2nd Prize_Headquarters of the Hidrographical Confederation Miño-Sil, Orense

Concept An emphatic abstract volume, to which it has been extracted pieces to let light inwards, provides calm to an environment characterized by the convergence of multiple overlapping urban elements. The idea is to sew and integrate voids and built spaces, deliberately ignoring the domestic scale and giving monumentality in order to create the main character of this environment. The choice of only two materials, stone and glass, supports the sought sharpness. Glasses are treated as planes of light, and the stone as a rock-carved from which we locate the uses. The form of the outside enriches the interior spaces,...

2006-2008 Research Centre FIDAMC. Scientific and Technological Park Getafe Sur

2006-2008 Research Centre FIDAMC. Scientific and Technological Park Getafe Sur

COMPLEX PROGRAM – CLEAR ANSWERS The main purpose of this building is to house an important research centre linked to the European aeronautical industry. FIDAMC (in Spanish: Foundation for research, development and applications of new composite materials) is a building with few elements, but of great complexity that gathered the headquarters’ offices, two big hangars, laboratories and all the facilities that supplies the complex. The way that the buildings are placed allow eventual and future extensions. The buildings are divided in several volumes separated by courtyards and connected by glazed fingers. Gardens and trees provide views and relax to the...

2003-2006 Multi-purpose building and VIP dinning rooms EADS / CASA, Getafe

2003-2006 Multi-purpose building and VIP dinning rooms EADS / CASA, Getafe

NATURAL LIGHT AND ACOUSTIC TREATMENT The client’s demands for the EADS factory in Getafe were to provide spaces for common services such as dining halls, kitchen, changing and meeting rooms. After some proposals, the demands were attended annexing two buildings, in two steps of construction, to the existing volume of the dining and kitchen’s edifice, solving the complexity of connections and circulations.  The first building is the extension of the staff dinning room, and it was planned to be executed in a short period of time. It has a rectangular plan covered with a metallic structure of 18,00m long beams...

2001-2005 Social Housing, locals and public offices in Sanchinarro, Madrid

2001-2005 Social Housing, locals and public offices in Sanchinarro, Madrid

A BLOCK WITH LIFE The constructed block of social houses is one of the new quarters situated in the outskirts of Madrid, planned by the city hall for big and closed blocks for only residential purposes, lack of urban density, with no shops in the ground floors, and streets out of scale, as some of the main mistakes of this urban design. olmos ochoa arquitectos’ studio won a restricted competition organised by EMV (in Spanish, municipal housing enterprise). Our first decision was to open the building to the neighbourhood and to be part of the city. Therefore, three passages connect...

1995-2004 Social housing for young people in Vigo

1995-2004 Social housing for young people in Vigo

INTERACTION IN AN OLD HISTORICAL ENVIRONMENT  These dwellings were designed taking into account the characteristics of the site, such as topography and the scale of the environment, history and social relationships. The structural systems, as long as the evacuation of rain water, the orientation, the sun exposure, the natural lighting and ventilation were carefully chosen focusing the future, the maintenance and the energetic demand. The plot has a height difference of 15,00 meters, and It is located in the upper section of the old centre of the town, among traditional stone buildings in quite a poor condition. The project prolongs...

2000-2002 EF-2000 Headquarters. EADS / CASA, Getafe

2000-2002 EF-2000 Headquarters. EADS / CASA, Getafe

ARCHITECTURE FOR ENGINEERS We were asked to design a new building next to another one and both stacked to a hangar of aircraft. The project followed the lines marked by the existing structures but, at the same time, visible independent from them. Some elements contribute to this attitude: a huge canopy emphasises the entrance and protects it from sun and rain; a beautiful main staircase with a characteristic light wheel, and a subtle bending of the facade to the south side that gives certain style to the silhouette of the edifice. Divided into different levels, the offices are located in...

1992-1996 Pelayos de la Presa Town Hall, Madrid

1992-1996 Pelayos de la Presa Town Hall, Madrid

REPRESENTATIVE ARCHITECTURE AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION  The new Town Hall of Pelayos de la Presa, a small village at the southwest of Madrid, tries to react to the different circumstances of its location. On one side, it offers its main façade and its entrance to the Plaza, facing South, the daily meeting point, the place for the important events of the village. At the west side of the building the Ancha Street (which means Broadway), serves to ease the crowd concentrations that gather at the Plaza during festivities. Towards the street, architecture tries to reach the objective with the minimum quantity...

1989- 1993 Social housing in Vallecas, Madrid

1989- 1993 Social housing in Vallecas, Madrid

CITY VERSUS VILLAGE In a boundary area of the former Vallecas village, today a district of the city of Madrid, a new concept of urban life is possible. The idea is to build “City life”: the city of the streets and facades, but also the walls and the patios. Public, community, private and intimate spaces, from the street to the intimacy, provide a handful of interesting situations in which this project reflects upon. The way the buildings are placed in each plot takes into account the topography and the relation between the connecting elements, and talk of a different understanding...