In the office building for the headquarters of HABITEC in C / Maria Curie 13, in the PTA de Málaga, the design of the facade arises from the implementation of the building. We are in a Technological Park, and for that reason we looked for an image that transmited an innovative spirit.
Inspiration comes from the computerized pixelation with which computers interpret reality. We opted for a chaotic and non-figurative design since an abstract image inspired by new technologies is intended.
The changes introduced are oriented towards the energy optimization of the building:
• The elimination of the forced ventilation of the basement-parking is proposed, replacing the basement retaining walls with pillars and bays open to the outside. Through slopes, a space is released that allows natural lighting and ventilation, as well as eliminating humidity.
• The existing interior patio is modified, placing a mechanized awning that regulates solar radiation.
• The non-passable roof of gravel is covered with photovoltaic panels that produce 50% of the energy consumed by the building.
• The windows of the curtain walls, having no slats to protect them, have been executed with a glass that allows only 30% of the solar radiation to pass through. The modifications made have significantly improved the behavior and energy consumption of the building.