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Blue Building in Madrid

Sustainable Office Development, Madrid, Spain – design by Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

14 Nov 2017

Blue Building

Design: Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Location: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain – approx. 13 km north of Spanish capital

Blue Building

Blue Building in Madrid

Innovation, sustainability and design together in the blueBUILDING

Located in the city’s financial heart, just a few steps from La Castellana, the project the project is a benchmark for innovation, sustainability and design, developed by Zurich Group, to accommodate 300 to 1200sqm-offices, achieving the A Energy Performance Certificate and the LEED Gold rating.

Blue Building in Madrid

It is an integral refurbishment and conversion of the building aimed at optimizing its efficiency and sustainability, as well as turning it into a state-of-the-art building in a privileged location.

A pioneering and exclusive air conditioning system characterized by a very high energy optimization that results in low consumption, efficiency, comfort and minimum maintenance costs. The building has been awarded with the Three Diamond Award 2017, which honors the most efficient building in Spain.

It is a pioneering hybrid air-conditioning system that uses water and gas as transmission fluids. The use of water allows optimal comfort and a natural thermal sensation for user satisfaction. While the gas helps to optimize cold/heat performance, efficiency and sustainability with personal air-conditioning control.

Its double skin façade enables environmental and acoustic control by emphasizing transparency, adopting a curtain wall solution on the four facades, with a three-dimensional layout combining glass and micro perforated stainless steel sheets.

Blue Building in Madrid

Blue Building in Madrid – Building Information

Architect: Rafael de La-Hoz
Collaborating Architects:
Design Director: Hugo Berenguer
Project Director: Javier Lallana, Ángel Rolan
Team Architects: Paola Merani, Silvia Rodríguez, Beatriz Heras, Cristina Galego
Cost consultant: Saúl Castellanos
Quantity Surveyors: Amaya Díaz de Cerio, Alberto González Moreno
Worksite Supervision: Paola Merani
Visualization Team: Luis Muñoz, Daniel Roris, Carlos Ripoll, Alejandro Martínez
Models: Víctor Coronel, Fernando Mont
Communication: Mónica F. Ferreras
Graphics: Sergio Fabón

Structural Engineering: CHC Ingenieros
Structural Auditor: Vorsevi SA
MEP Engineering: JG Ingenieros
Facade Engineering & Building Façade Consultancy: Bellapart SAU
Energy Efficiency Auditor: APPLUS
LEED Consulting: JG Ingenieros
LEED Commissioning: APPLUS
Health and Safety Study: SMdos
Topography: ALLPE SL
Geotechniques: Vorsevi SA
Client: Zurich Insurance PLC, Spain
Contractor: PBS Construcciones, S.L.
Location: Calle Lázaro Galdiano, 6. Madrid, Spain
Start Date: 2014
End Date: 2017
State: Completed
Size: 12.047,66 sqm
Above-ground Area: 9.324,32 sqm
Below-ground Size: 2.743,14 sqm
Buildable Area: 8.680 sqm
Plot Occupancy: 100%
Above-ground Floors: 9
Below-ground Floors: 3
Commercial Premises: 2
Parking slots: 59
Typology: Commercial & Office Refurbishment
Awards & Certifications:
Three Diamond Award 2017
Energy Performance Certificate LEED Gold

Blue Building in Madrid

Photographer: Alfonso Quiroga

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