Aura’s Insurance Company Building in Barcelona

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Aura’s Insurance Company Building in Barcelona

Contemporary Office Development in Catalonia, Spain – design by Pich Architects

7 Sep 2017

Aura’s Insurance Company Building

Design: Pich Architects

Location: Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona, Spain

Aura’s Insurance Company Building, Barcelona

Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photo © Simón Garcia

This report is about the integral remodeling of Aura’s insurance company building, located in the urban center of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, inside the metropolitan area of Barcelona.

Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photo © Alberto Tallón

The project’s main objectives are the integral remodelling of the current building in order to update and revitalize its image from the street side view, make flexible, optimize and modernize the interior spaces, as so to adequate the building’s overall to its new needs and accessibility.

The current building had had, throughout his life, numerous alterations, mainly on its underground levels, ground level and attic. The need of providing it with a new customer service forced the appearance of wider spaces, make the accesses easier and supply them with natural zenithal lightning.

Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photo © Alberto Tallón

The restoration is based principally on achieving open spaces; improve light conditions, ventilation and natural comfort, with the consequent optimization and improvement of the installations, finishes and the corporative image of the company.

Aura’s Insurance Company Building

There are three special remarkable aspects of the architectural ensemble, the building image from its main façade, which dialogues with the local government; the possibility to provide exterior space, place of cohabitation and rest; and as a last point the need to supply lower levels with natural light from a big skylight.

Aura’s Insurance Company Building

Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photos © Alberto Tallón

A new light plane, attached to the main façade of the building, acts as a sieve for the light coming from the outside, protection of the privacy of the work, so as a communication element of the company.

Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photo © Simón Garcia

The façade is mainly composed by a big metal weave that holds numerous light points of Led illumination, with a rhythm and size designed on project and customized with the client specifications. Integrating the light as a main layer that acts as a filter makes the work on the openings and carpentry of the offices like a second, non conditioned by the urban requirements of the surroundings layer, but focused on its own needs. The combination of layers which forms the planes of the cover takes a special significance in the building.

The contemporary architecture identifies itself more often with the enveloping elements which react to a multiple functionality, climate and formalization conditioners inside the urban context where it’s placed.

Aura’s Insurance Company Building Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photos © Simón Garcia

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Main team: Felipe Pich-Aguilera. Teresa Batlle. Margherita Aricó. Jordi Camps. Jordi París. Pau Casaldaliga. Ute Müncheberg. Angel Sendarrubias.
Specialists: Angel Sendarrubias, structures. RAC Arquitectura, installations. Enric Vijande, measuring, budget and executive management.
Remodeling surface: 1194,07 sqm
Construction ending: 2016
Construction company: Calaf

Aura’s Insurance Company Building
photo © Simón Garcia

Photographers: Alberto Tallón and Simón Garcia

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