Double Skin Façade Cools Spanish High Rise

November 17, 2010 / 1 Comment

The incredible Spanish high rise office building, designed by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos, in Spain stands unique for featuring a double skin and series of rooftop gardens which helps in cooling the place. Thus it is considered as a green design which helps in slashing the expense incurred for cooling. Green office tower also enables daylighting.

spanishbuilding Double Skin Façade Cools Spanish High Rise

The double skin façade is built over an existing underground parking garage and it rises above the tower. The parking garage was built below ground level with the anticipation that a building would be erected above it.

The façade opens to allow the clear glass behind access to views of the French and Spanish countryside. The rising structure also offers vast views of the surrounding countryside. The structure as a whole has an elliptical two-story entrance. It goes around the existing development.

The tower consists of eight stories in all. Wrapped in an outer layer of semi-translucent glazing, it also has a provision for small windows for natural ventilation. The open air gardens on the top of the building as mentioned earlier are arranged upon the double-height meeting spaces.

(Via Inhabitat)