Carburos Metálicos Headquarters
Client: Carburos Metálicos SA
Year of project: 1990
First award competition
The central offices of Carburos Metálicos had to be built on an intriguing block corner leading on to Carrer Lauria, carrer Aragó and Passeig Méndez-Vigo. For this reason, it had complex planning conditions, including the diversity of regulating heights. The three volumes adapted to the planning regulations had a real façade typical of the example and another virtual one, a curtain wall in which the setting was reflected and which, therefore, in its absence, separated or joined the real fragments. We made very limited use of the type of openings allowed by the regulations and we dared to design an element required for evacuation in the case of fire as a separator from the neighbouring house on Carrer Lauria. The main access, from the idyllic road, gave way to one of the small ponds Roser designed with live and which already constituted a trademark in our work.