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Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.06.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

Architect Javier de las Heras Solé’s Banca Office in Girona, Spain is a thoughtful contemporary refurbishment of medieval architecture located at this historical city’s centre.

 

 

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

The goal, says the architect, “By means of the orthogonal pattern, prioritising the natural lighting for the most used spaces and emptying the first floor, we can differentiate the public space from the private space (floor internal use of the company) in a clear way using existing walls and the counter desk disposition that organises the hall and customer care spaces. We propose coexistence between public and private space.”

 

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

“Recover and show the stone walls and use only one material: wood. Wood is a material that because of its characteristics, organic, traditional, is a good match for the natural stone. Adding up this material is a way to relate it with the existing walls.”

 

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

“Add elements, in an opposite way, without contact between them. Unlike stone walls, the wood strips sequence it is not a load bearing wall, but a covering and that is the way it is revealed. A horizontal wood strips disposition shows us the way in the waiting area, and the vertical disposition leads our look towards the double space that connects the two floors.”

 

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

Banca Office, Girona by Javier de las Heras Solé, architect, photo: Adrià Goula

PROJECT DATA
Location: Plaça del vi nº 4, Girona
Project: January 2014
Construction: July-2014 / February 2015
Total Construction Surface 185.8 m2
Author: Javier de las Heras Solé, architect
Collaborators:
Architecture: Salvador Bou Gracia, architect
Structures: Blàzquez-Guanter arquitectes consultors d’estructures
Engineering: Josep Masachs, Proisotec enginyeria
Budget / Safety: Gerard Codina Mas, arquitecto técnico
Site Supervisor: Javier de las Heras Solé, architect
Project Supervisor: Gerard Codina Mas, architect técnico
Developer: Arquia Banca
Montse Nogués Teixidor / Maite Gimeno Pahissa / Berta Toyos Jiménez
Contractor: Joan Illa Casellas Construccions Viladasens
Carpentry: Fusteria Guixeres Joan Guixeras
Blacksmith: Ramón Cabratosa

 

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