‘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.

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona within the developing office district image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona midsection of the building is an open air terrace image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona entry image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona roof terrace image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona open-air terrace within the mid-section image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona building voids reveal a glass-enclosed volume containing two levels of work areas image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona lobby image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona office interior image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona white illumination at night image © filippo poli

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona floor plan / level 0

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona floor plan / level 1

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona floor plan / level 2

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona elevation

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona elevation

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona elevation

 

 

arata isozaki: D38 zona franca office, barcelona elevation