This is a building were the energetic and ambient charge are not treated as an addition, they show the architecture and the use of their materials, trying to break the traditional dichotomy between Architecture and Machine.
The building is conceived as a huge container were different elements produced by the industry are assembled. The carrier structure opens the tridimensional nucleus and a portico, as the support for big vain slab; and has the efficacy of an infrastructure, covered by a light surround and diverse, able to activate and filtrate the exterior climate to obtain the interior comfort conditions.
The building clearly shows three different areas:
The central zone contains the operator service. It works as a large atrium acclimatized, were the cover involves the space and with its different slopes, layers and mechanism, reacts in complement with the contribution of the adjacent areas depend on the seasons for an optimal energy uptake and an equilibrate distribution of the air (hot and cold) in all the spaces.
The south zone –very related to the first one-, contains the operator service. It works as a huge greenhouse that supports the other spaces producing the hot they need and evacuating it when it’s necessary.
The north zone that contains the whole management offices consists on a large humidified air camera shadowy, that works as a refrigerated floor when is traversed by the hot and dry air during the summer. This space with his green courtyard works as a thermal regulator and provides freshness to all the spaces.
That’s the way the machine has been dimensioned as a complementary support of the climate functioning from the own architecture in the production of his own interior comfort.
The results forms should been read as the expression of these proposal.