Spanish studio Hoz Fontán Arquitectos have completed this rectangular office tower in Irun, Spain.
The eight-storey tower sits atop an elliptical plinth, which in turn is built on top of an existing car park.
The building has a double-glazed facade and features gardens on the upper two floors.
The tower houses the headquarters for the Zaisa transportation hub and its offices are located in the higher floors, while the remaining floors are sublet.
Photographs are by José Hevia.
Here’s some more information from the architects:
The tower is inserted in front of a building that has a crescent like façade, and over a previously existing underground parking.
When the parking was built, some pillars were raised from the ground level waiting for a future development.
The first volume of the tower is an elliptical base that groups the pillars that came from the parking.
On top of this ellipse, eight stories of offices are located.
The two volumes have a different structure that is connected by a W that also points the entrance of the building.
Zaisa’s headquarters are located in the two upper floors, which are connected by a double height space.
The last floor provides two garden terraces, accessible from the meeting rooms.
The building is covered by a double layer glass façade, which allows the air to flow between the layers, and in which one of the layers is treated to block solar radiation.
A variety of glass modules are used, the smallest one can be opened, while the wider one forms a cut in the outer layer, providing a more direct contact with the views.
Architecture: Hoz Fontán Arquitectos
Project directors: Angel de la Hoz, Cristina Fontan
Project team: Gurutze Aldanondo, Angel Alvarez
M/E: Juan Murua
Structural Engineer: Jose Antonio Gurruchaga
Constructor: Altuna y Uria