© Herreros Arquitectos

Satellite Control Center Hispasat // Herreros Arquitectos

The project arises from the need to respond to gaps …

Architizer Editors Architizer Editors
Want to see your project featured like this?
Enter the 11th Annual A+Awards, opening this fall! Register for Updates →

Text description provided by the architects.

The project arises from the need to respond to gaps in use andoperation of the building and to internal problems of radiation andillumination generated by the current façade. The project requiresthe re-use and re-distribution of operational areas, district officesand its institutional zones. This is resolved with glass screens ofvarying degrees of opacity, colors and designs that create a new ar-tificial landscape of outer space.

© Herreros Arquitectos

© Herreros Arquitectos

The façade is resolved with a se-cond skin which consists of modules of 5mm sheet-aluminum pa-neling, with perforations varying in density according to lightingneeds for comfort and energy dissipation in relation to heat gainsand radiation. The metallic shades in the new skin react to atmos-pheric changes and especially to the different sunsets that occurin this vast and open area of Arganda del Rey where the ControlCenter is located.

© Herreros Arquitectos

© Herreros Arquitectos

.

© Herreros Arquitectos

© Herreros Arquitectos

Satellite Control Center Hispasat Gallery

Read more articles by Architizer

Occupying and Activating: Omer Arbel Discusses Bocci’s Spatial Approac h to Design

“I always believe that we need visual, auditory or tactile cues from parts of a space that we can’t occupy with our bodies, in order to truly perceive it.” Since graduating from architecture school at the University of Waterloo, designer Omer Arbel has carved out a unique practice. His company Bocci is best known for…

© Cosmin Dragomir

Blaj Cultural Palace Refurbishment // Vlad Sebastian Rusu

Blaj, Romania

+