Vichy Catalan offices
Client: Premium Mix Group SL
Year of project: 2016
Area: 504 + 340 m2
Awards: Mitsubishi Tres Diamantes 2018
In two spaces in the centre of Barcelona we designed integral rehabilitation projects with strict energy-efficiency criteria, for the operations and corporate headquarters of the company Vichy Catalan.
In the operations offices, where high internal heat gains interfere with thermal comfort, we created a direct relation with the exterior, which defines both the spatial perception and the climatization system. The general working space connects to a patio terrace, an open space for relax and lunch, from where light and air flows into the offices. When the air-conditions are right, a domotica installation activates air-shutters in the interior patio, which creates a chimney-effect that starts natural ventilation without energy consumption. In this very low space, glass interiors walls create an open and light atmosphere, where al lighting works with LED. The reform causes in its first year of operation a 40% saving in energy consumption and the project was winner in the Three Diamonds Award of Mitsubishi 2018.
The corporate see includes the representative spaces and has a low occupation of personal. Also here we created a direct relation with the exterior, connecting to a narrow patio at the end of the plot. The floor finishing is made from bamboo, a sustainable kind of wood that grows very quickly.