Telefonica Corporate University In Parc de Bell-llo by Batlle & Roig Architects
Arch Daily publishes an interesting article on Telefonica Corporate University in La roca del Vallès. A beautiful construction indeed:
"Parc de Bell-lloc is a 122-hectare property situated on a hill, in the municipality of La Roca del Vallès, and is reached via the Granollers-Sant Celoni road. Most of the property is a rich mosaic of the oak and pine woods and farmland that is characteristic of the surroundings and of the Vallès county in general. In the 1960s, Caixa de Barcelona, the then owner of the land, built a large school on the peak of the hill as part of its community project.
The 18,000 m2 building, designed by the architect Manuel Baldrich i Tubau (Barcelona, 1911-1966), who also designed the Llars Mundet complex and Sant Jordi Swimming Pool in Barcelona, is constructed in the late rationalist style with Nordic references, and also displays the work of well-known artists of the time such as Josep Maria Subirachs and Arlette Martí".
The House of the Week: House for sale in Sant Josep de sa Talaia (Baleares)
Let us take you to Ibiza, land of incredible beaches, white sand and unstoppable parties. The House of the Week today is a magnificent villa with 6 bedrooms, 10,000 m2, area useful 500 m2 and an amazing swimming-pool.
300,000 square metres of new offices are expected to come on to the market in Madrid over the course of 2012
According to an article published in Global Real Estate, the office market in Madrid appears to have taken a downward turn since the beginning of 2012. The vacancy rate in the Spanish city has been creeping up over the past few months, while a rising supply of such commercial properties coupled with falling demand is putting pressure on rents.
300,000 square metres of new offices are expected to come on to the market in Madrid over the course of 2012; however, demand is sliding, with many occupiers choosing to downsize due to the current economic climate.
On average, the rent charged for Spanish commercial real estate in Madrid's central business district is now nearly 40 per cent below its peak, and the organisation is forecasting prime rents will stand at 309 euros per sq m per year by the end of the first quarter of 2012.
Barcelona also made it into the top ten, ranked as the seventh most desirable location in which to have retail premises on the continent.
Social Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square by Roldán + Berengué
Let us introduce you to the tower E.I.O.5, a project of social housing promoted by INCASOLand it is located in a new central zone known as Plaça Europa (Europa Square).
The Europa Square, according to Albert Viaplana’s Project, is shaped as the last nude in Llobregat’s direction of the squares sequence that, approximately each kilometer, marking the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.
The urban model of the Europa Square is a generous public space opened to each side of Gran Viain Barcelonawhich concentrates, with other buildings, 26 towers of tertiary and residential uses, publics and privates, between 15 and 20 floors. Tower 5 is located in the farthest crown from the Gran Via which runs half- undergrounded.
For all the buildings of this last ring, most of them public housing promoted by different clients, distribution laws in the master planning fix a maximum floor dimension of 24×24 m, as well as height in which should be located the first floor structure and the crowing point of the towers.
"The piece we had built was an object of public client’s competition in February 2005. In our proposal rescaling the tower according to its position as a piece in the limit with the consolidate fabric of Hospitalet trying to visualize with the building a movement between Europa Square and the blocks of 5 floors that form the surrounding".- says the architects Roldán + Berengué.
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