OOIIO, emerging architecture team based in Madrid, Spain, has been awarded with the first prize on the open competition for the construction of an special office building for entrepreneurs and the development of new business ideas in Mora, Spain. This project is starting construction in 1 month.
OOIIO proposes a new work space concept, adapted to the singular conditions of the special users of this building, all of them ready to develop the first steps of their new businesses. Mora city Council knows that and this is why they promoted the construction of such a building to help them on the most complicated years of their businesses, the first ones.
OOIIO´s building is designed to promote the interaction between their users, generating comfortable work environments and, over all, it is a platform to share ideas and throw them to the market.
This building has studios, workshops, co-work spaces, meeting rooms, teaching rooms, presentation and exhibition areas… everything oriented to promote the professional human relationships and really connect the entrepreneurs between them and their products with the exterior. For example the offices walls are short and not 100% closed, they have no doors, so there will be more interactions between users.
The central space connecting the two floors, this place that all the users have to cross daily, is actually a big exhibition area where products and ideas can be exposed and show on the open amphitheatre and the galleries, able also to welcome lectures and presentations from invited people.
The target is to get successful businesses on the market, and this is why we designed a open and optimistic building. This building is not located on the urban center of Mora, is on its industrial estate on the outskirts. industrial buildings has usually repetitive shapes, they never have a house shaped look.
We wanted to take the traditional shape of a house from the urban center and do a repetition of it on our building. With this repetition we adapt our building to the industrial context where is located and using the home shape we want to make the users feel like in home, not at work.
The most important local industry today is the olive oil. We take olive oil color and brightness to the building facade with a double skin metal panels that help us to save energy and protect the interior from the strong sun. Source by OOIIO Architecture.
Location: Mora, Toledo, Spain
Architects: OOIIO Architecture
Project Team: Joaquín Millán Villamuelas, Ana Fernández Galván, Eugenia Peyrón Enjuanes, Francisco González Fernández, Jesús Reyes García, María Ángeles Macías Cristo, Sergio Velandrino Poveda
Structures: Cpe Consultora S.L.
Area: 2.144 m2
Cost: 494.802 Euros
Year: Completion time end of 2015
Client: Mora City Council
Status: Competition. First Prize. (Today Under Tender Phase)
Images: Courtesy of OOIIO Architecture