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BUILDING
 
 
Centro de Proceso de Datos y Comunicaciones
Data Processing Centre and Communications Building
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DESIGNER
 
 
Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
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DESCRIPTION
 
Due to operational requirements, the building needed to occupy the central space within the complex. However, efforts were made to leave this central area, topographically the geometrical point of inflection, as free as possible by arranging the largest buildings around it.
The new building has been split into two low volumes, almost at ground level. The natural terrain crosses the site between both volumes.
It was possible, furthermore to surround a working environment focused upon the virtual world with sunlight, sky, earth and grass. One of the volumes is elongated and contains the work areas. The other volume houses the technical centers, diaphanous rooms, lecture halls and all-purpose rooms. A glass façade looks out over the slope. Garden patios and embankments, the result of sculpting the terrain, provide natural lighting for all the work spaces. Lighting is provided through extensive glazing, level with the ground outside. The circulation paths that cross this volume and link it with the preceding block has overhead lighting since they are streets and squares.
On top of this building, a small glass pavillion provides access by walking on the roof between the communications tower, the aluminum domes and the horizontal glass surfaces.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Spain [España]
Region
Basque Country [País Vasco (Euskadi)]
Province
Vizcaya (Bizkaia)
Comarca
Gran Bilbao
Town
Erandio
Address
Larrauri Mendotxe Bidea
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Conference and meeting rooms
Data processing center, call center
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1997 - 1998    
Realisation
1998 - 2000
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AWARDS
 
2001
COAVN de Arquitectura 2001
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CLIENT
 
 
Gobierno Vasco
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 8.271.188
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
footprint sq.m. 6.500
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STAFF
 
Project
Juan Coll-Barreu
Associate designers
Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
Contractor
UTE Ferrovial Necso Lauki
 
 
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