D525 Barcelona was designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura through the concept of sustainable renovation, recovering a building to reduce its environmental impact of use, extending its efficient useful life. Its execution, was carried out with materials of strict respect for the environment and a comprehensive environmental quality management plan. It has incorporated all the design and construction requirements to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Gold Winner – Archframe Design Awards 2021
Design Firm – Sanzpont [arquitectura]
Project Title – D525 Barcelona
Project Category – Office Building
Status – Built
Architect/Designer – Sergio and Victor Sanz Pont
Design Team – Sergio Sanz, Victor Sanz, Oriol Vidal, Xevi Prat, Carles Campanyà, Guillem Armengol
Practice – Professional Architect
Area – 7’000m2
Year – 2021
Photography Credits – David Cardelús, Dani Rovira & Sergio Sanz
Client – Inmobiliaria Colonial & Naturgy
Country – Spain
MORE NATURAL LIGHT & PURE AIR
The project incorporates an innovative main façade based on large windows that provide natural light, defined by unique photocatalytic krion 3D modules, that give the building a unique identity and purify the air thanks to their photocatalytic material. The KEAST technology of the krion material goes a step further by extrapolating its benefits beyond its surface with its ability to decontaminate the air. The unique design, made with a line of clean and aerodynamic lines, generates an image of movement and avant-garde.
MORE ECO-EFFICIENT & CLEAN ENERGY
The building envelope and its systems were designed to make it an eco-efficient model, improving its performance, thermal insulation and energy consumption. The design of the south façade incorporates a treatment of photovoltaic louvers, which protect from the sun in the warmer months of the year and generate clean energy for part of its electricity consumption.
MORE GREEN & NATIVE PLANT SPECIES
A large part of the building’s roof is designed as a natural green space, incorporating low-consumption native plant species, which provide an extra insulation layer, help to minimize the environmental impact improving the microclimate and mitigate the heat island effect.
SUSTAINABILITY & THE BUILDING SKIN
A detailed study of the climate and the environment was made to determine the characteristics of the architectural envelope and its response throughout the year, considerably improving its performance and the efficiency of the building in terms of energy savings and sustainability. Design and improvement of the architectural envelope according to its orientation, thermal and acoustic insulation, solar control louvers and production of renewable energy.
DEVELOPED & COORDINATED IN BIM
The project has been developed using the latest BIM cloud technology for its complete coordination, integrating virtual models of architecture, engineering, interior design, and the urban environment, generating a coordinated digital building.