arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona
arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona
jul 26, 2012

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona

‘D38 zona franca office’ by arata isozaki, barcelona, spain image © filippo poli




‘D38 zona franca office’ by japanese architect arata isozaki is situated at the foot of montjuic hill, and positioned to the west of barcelona, spain between the airport and seaport. part of a developing office district, this structure is part of a masterplan developed in collaboration with UK-based FOA. the  three phase project produced 70,000 square meters of rentable space upon a 35,000 square meter plot.


a flexible interior allows future tenants to retrofit their working environments. a square footprint of 52.5 by 52.5 meters is deconstructed by removing volumes from the mid-section forming an open-air terrace. a double-storey glass-enclosed volume is retain within the building’s void, appearing to hang from the underside of the first level. two different interior configurations within an L and C shape can be used for one, two or three units.



within the developing office district image © filippo poli



midsection of the building is an open air terrace image © filippo poli



entry image © filippo poli



roof terrace image © filippo poli



open-air terrace within the mid-section image © filippo poli



building voids reveal a glass-enclosed volume containing two levels of work areas image © filippo poli



lobby image © filippo poli



office interior image © filippo poli



white illumination at night image © filippo poli



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level 2













  • arata isozaki again

    nono says:
  • yes

    absolutely lovely

    and useful no less… its very well executed office space, not a daycare center or theme park

    interesting to see Metabolism still has legs in the hands of a master

    dbkii says:
  • i can only say “yes”

    ivan says:
  • shrewd

    zona says:

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