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DENORTE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Cartagena, ES

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CUALTIS HEADQUARTERS

DESIGN PROCESS

We started with  the Project  in 2010, when we decided  to believe in the Singular Design of CUALTIS, and after having part  also in the construction of their offices in Murcia. 

The old construction was a building with red bricks fronts and full of windows (128 units). How this is an administrative area, placed in one  industrial zone  in Madrid and we thought  to risk with the Final Design. 

The building is far from  the most passable places, so we needed to move  it to a first line. To make  it easy to recognize  the construction among others near from  there. 

We began with  the idea of the trapezoidal volume and the heigh  (5 floors ) of the ground and decided to cover all with a second structure, also called skin. Projecting shadows, that make lower  Interior  solar charge of different departments.  That way, we easily differentiate ground  floor between  the others, changing color and use of the others external structures (skins). 

After covering with the skins, we choose some pieces with big spaces, separated 15 cm from  the main structure. Both pieces are made  in the same material, respecting the essence of manufacturing process. With that will be reach the sensation of being a natural and continuous  texture and plot but not a repetitive view. Also, the plot will be over the highest point of the building, allowing to see clearly the sky through  the big spaces. Then we get a lighter, ethereal and more  trivial building.

FRONT LIKE A CANVAS 

When we have generate the whole of the building, with a  mat white double skin on his four  fronts. That space will be used like an enormous  and irregular canvas, expecting  the intervention  of the artist SUSO33. 

Thinking about 2010, when Spain went  into a big crisis, damaging in special  construction  area. It lets a lot of unfinished projects, only the structure was up. Then properties, decided to order some artists to decorate  these spaces with big pictures making a cleaner and smarter place. 

Urban artist SUSO33, has acted over the party walls or demolished spaces,  that we call “absences”. Life had been on these walls time ago. 

That is the reason why  we decided to believe to him for  that project  from the begin. Define the  four  fronts of the building like a naked canvas. Absence changes to presence, making the building more personal.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Madrid, ES
My Role: DESIGNER
Additional Credits: ART - SUSO33
ENGINEERING - E&P
FACADE MATERIAL - DECODESK
PHOTOGRAPH - DAVID FRUTOS