Situated in the crossroads of three basic streets (Puente de Marina, Meridiana Avenue and Almogàvers Street) it is a significant planning decision that in a architectonic plane, tries to take advantage of the volumetric, morphologic and topographic suggestiveness derived from the setting.
Besides its archive function, the building is a mediating element between the streets levels were the access is found and the inferior level, under the bridge of the new park, were a Metro station access is proposed.
The shape of the building derives from its complex urban function, like the difference between the document storage block and the research and restoration block.
The first block volumetrically responds by joining cells that answer to a size that safe keeps the documents; they have the blind parameters of “sandwiched” aluminum panels.
The second resolves the illumination problems of the working space and the circulation zones, combining the rhythmic position of the windows with the G.R.C.