The new building for TKE's headquarters on its campus in Móstoles is understood as an opportunity to update the image that the company projects through the architecture that houses it. Aware of the challenge of constructing corporate buildings in tune with a new environmental paradigm, the proposal assumes the client's commitment to developing a new architectural paradigm.
The building is concentrated to the south of the plot where it is inserted, aligning itself with the south façade of the current office buildings. This maximises the size of a very compact building, leaving an access plaza to the north, where trees will be planted and the arrival of users will be organised.
As opposed to the usual layout of two parallel bays with the services in a central bay, a fourth bay is proposed, which allows the floor plan to be sponged up, moving the services to the west façade - the most unfavourable - and emptying the centre by means of a courtyard-atrium that acclimatises the building, improves its lighting and ventilation conditions and provides a space for conviviality.
The uses are arranged in these parallel bands, doubly illuminated by the façade and the courtyard, while the service spaces are concentrated in a nucleus next to the west façade, which runs along the three levels.
However, the configuration of the floor plan is extremely flexible, thanks to the dimensions of the structural grid, a technical floor and ceiling that allow the simple distribution of all the installations and a modulation in the façade that facilitates the distribution of partitions and other partitions.
Client: Thyssenkrupp Elevator
Surface: 2.500 m2
Location: Móstoles, Spain
Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez
Adrián Sánchez Castellano, Carlos Crespo, Pablo González-Besada, Iván Rando