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2022 GFD 馃弳 Awards

Gold Winner | Arqb贸rea | Ortiz Leon Arquitectos

ARQBOREA is a benchmark office building in Madrid with the highest levels of design, quality, efficiency, sustainability, safety, health and technology. Oriented so that its users enjoy a unique experience with the highest levels of comfort and well-being.

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Gold 馃弳 Winner
Global Future Design Awards 2022

Arqb贸rea
Office Building (Built)

Firm
Ortiz Leon Arquitectos

Architect/Designer
Ortiz Leon Arquitectos

Design Team
Enrique Le贸n, I帽igo Ortiz, MIguel de Le贸n, Enrique Echarri, Jaime Otegui, Maria Antonia Sabater

Location
Madrid, Spain

Country
Spain

Photographer/Copyright
漏David Frutos

Free-standing building made up of 3 connected units and a perfect orientation on the plot. Its surface area of 鈥嬧15,790m distributed over 5 floors above ground, has 450 parking spaces, with spaces for electric vehicles, scooters, and bicycles. It has green areas, a rooftop for relaxation a drop-off, a gym and a collaborative-stay zone.

The office floors, 3,026m and 2.7m free height, are diaphanous, very flexible and with pillars only on the fa莽ade, to maximize natural light and the breadth of the space.

 Application of smart functionalities in common areas to optimize building management, reduce environmental impact and guarantee a high degree of safety and health for users.

 Pioneer in the WELL Health-Safety Rating certification that adopts measures against COVID-19 as outlined by the IWBI.

Maximum level of:

  • AIS certification (Accessibility Indicator System), 5 stars.
  • LEED Platinum.
  • WELL Platinum
  • WiredScore Platinum
  • SmartScore Platinum
  • Energy rating: A.

ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT AND QUALITY OF DESIGN

In ARQB脫REA, architecture, technology, and nature merge to create a building aimed at people’s health and well-being. Its design incorporates vegetation to facilitate the connection with nature.

The building is exactly oriented North-South, and not with the plot or the street; that leaves an space at the entrance for more vegetation which makes users connect with nature and feel happier while entering the building. On the east and west facades, it integrates a double skin with terraces and vegetation. Added to this, is the latest technology for solar protection and comfort: the active fa莽ade, a double skin with an interior ventilation chamber, which covers the building in the orientations with the greatest exposure to sunlight. This provides energy savings and maximum levels of comfort for users.

Its design is committed to biophilic architecture, that seeks excellence through the demand in the care of details, maximum comfort of its occupants, highest levels of health, well-being, sustainability, and technology. A building for the demand of the current companies that seek spaces that prioritize the health and safety of its teams.

INNOVATIVE ELEMENTS

Smartbuilding: combines the latest technological advances in common areas with a Smart Ready infrastructure in private spaces. Smart functionalities adopted: centralized management system so that the building installations work collaboratively, dynamic lighting system adapted to people’s circadian cycle, intelligent parking with signaling of free spaces, intelligent charging system for electric vehicles, turnstiles with recognition temperature control and mobile phone access, Wi-Fi in parking lots and common areas, surveillance system with artificial intelligence to detect risk situations and control space occupancy, real-time people counting system to control influx and occupancy in bathrooms and common spaces, screens with dynamic content and the Gmp Smart app for users.

The perfect conjunction between architecture, nature, and technology.