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Unolab HQ

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Unolab HQ

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Getafe - ES

The project for the headquarters of a pharmaceutical company in the south of Madrid is located in one of the great Technological Parks that mark out a dispersed territory, characterized by the large infrastructures that run through it. Between the M50 orbital motorway and the Arroyo Culebro linear park, Tecnogetafe stands as an incipient technological cluster whose buildings are visible from the important junction that joins the M50 with the R4 motorway to the east.

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South to the M50

The project for the headquarters of a pharmaceutical company in the south of Madrid is located in one of the great Technological Parks that mark out a dispersed territory, characterized by the large infrastructures that run through it. Between the M50 orbital motorway and the Arroyo Culebro linear park, Tecnogetafe stands as an incipient technological cluster whose buildings are visible from the important junction that joins the M50 with the R4 motorway to the east.

 

Offices, laboratories, logistics

The building has a mixed program that includes the company's headquarters, the laboratories, and a logistics area. The project follows this same logic and is developed from theaddition of simple volumes that respond to basic surface and free height requirements. Thus, the organization in successive strips - offices, laboratories, conditioning, and logistics - is manifested abroad by changing the total height of the volume from 7.50 m to 15.00 m. Additionally, the front strip, with a total height of 15.00 m, is ordered to host 3 office floors.

 

Materiality

The envelopes of the complex play a fundamental role in its architectural qualification: the main volumes are closed by a paneling of mini-wave metal sheet that hosts a series of openings, and that is perforated when necessary to allow light to come in. A second skin is superimposed on this first one, made of perforated metallic elements with a semicircular section, which provides unity to the whole, along with a certain texture that enriches the high degree of abstraction of the proposed volume. The main façade, to the south, is protected by prefabricated concrete cantilevers that support a light lattice work made of aluminum rectangular tubes.

 

Identity

The necessary representativeness of the interior of the building as the headquarters of UNOLAB is achieved through a series of basic operations within the strip on the main façade, providing a sequence of diagonal spaces with different heights, and that house the access and the meeting areas. In the hall, a large void hosts a spiral staircase connecting all the floors.

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Unolab HQ

Offices, Laboratory, Manufacturing and Production Center

2021

 

Client: Private

Surface: 6.590 m2

Location: Getafe, España

Building end: 07-2021

Awards

2021 CSCAE Architecture Awards, selected

Project leaders

Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez

Collaborators

Maria Díaz, Ricardo González, Adrián Sánchez, Matilde Lorenzo

Consultants

Axiom Ingeniería, ANRO Estructuras, Pablo Urbano    

                                                                           

Photos

Luis Asín