NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS FOR DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS BCN
The proposal for the new Corporate Headquarters for Doctors Without Borders transforms an existing building with very unhealthy conditions into a new functional and bright space designed for people.
A new tiered green patio is set up adding a central staircase that strengthens the connection between floors and generates a system of exterior terraces offering new meeting and working spaces.
We conceived a high-end versatile building, understanding and observing the repercussions of the different actions and the election of materials, prioritizing a sustainable, environmentally respectful, and biophilic design.
The building is arranged in a public ground floor, flexible workspace floors and a rooftop with new meeting spaces. The ground floor generates a new entrance improving the transparency and connection with the public space adding an adjacent space for bicycle parking. The workspace floors are organized around the new patio, generating a large open central space related to the central patio and two lateral stripes hosting communication cores, hygiene chambers and closed meeting rooms and offices. Finally, the rooftop generates exterior meeting and resting spaces, adding features such as the photovoltaic panel pergola and mobile canopies improving the space’s comfort attributes.
Renovation is an opportunity to transform obsolete and inefficient buildings and provide them with a new life, optimizing resources and building with lower environmental impact.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE, JOAN ROIG, ALBERT GIL – ARCHITECTS CLIENT DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS TEAM MIRIAM ARANDA, ANNABEL BARBA – ARCHITECTS / JOAN BATLLE, MARTA SANZ – ARCHITECTS LANDSCAPE / DIANA CALICÓ, ELISABETH TORREGROSA – TECHNICAL ARCHITECTS / DOLORS FEU – AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT. COLLABORATORS STATIC, INGENIERÍA S.A. – STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / PGI ENGINEERING – INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING / DOS54 – FACADE CONSULTING. BUILDER VESTA REHABILITACIÓN S.L. SURFACE 8.230 m2 PROGRAM CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, OFFICES. LOCATION 22@, BARCELONA START AND FINISH DATE 2018-2019 PHOTOGRAPHY ANTONIO NAVARRO WIJKMARK