Opta Arquitectos

  • “2 HENARES” MALL IN SAN FERNANDO DE HENARES - SPAIN

    2000-2003
    Area:
    12.327 m2
    Developer:
    Inmobiliaria Alcosto S.L.
    Engineering:
    Indeman S.L.
    Consultants:
    Juan José Núñez del Río
    Builder:
    Grucasa Obras S.L.
    Abstract:

    The relation between the surface needed and the site floor area required a two-storey building. The presence of premises on a higher floor was a major functional limitation for commercial purposes. The project focused on empowering that upper floor by providing it of visual and physical connection with the ground floor. We created a large two-storey glass facade facing north to indicate outside the existence of the upper floor. Inside, a double height main hall shows the possibility of going up, emphasized by the placement of all the ramps and stairs by the glass facade. On the ground floor we located the main premises (supermarket), accessory spaces, a small restaurant and the entrance. On the upper floor, a zenith illuminated central mall distributes to a number of premises arranged on both sides. The exterior walls were resolved with precast concrete panels and vertical steel reinforcement grid in window areas, for which the variation of its modulation, produces a longer optical perspective from the access.