basque health department headquarters by coll barreu arquitectos basque health department headquarters by coll barreu arquitectos
oct 01, 2008

basque health department headquarters by coll barreu arquitectos

while frank gehry’s guggenheim museum made the spanish town of bilbao an international destination, a slew of new projects are continuing to add to its reputation. one of the most recent additions to the cities landscape is the health department headquarters designed by coll-barreu arquitectos. the young firm’s creation is most recognizable for its cubist façade of glass. the glass sheets are placed on irregular angles reflection the city into the building. the façade is also part of the structure’s double skin frame, which helps insulation. most of the building will be home to offices while the basement will house a 150 seat auditorium.

via world architecture news

  • i hope the “enclosed balcony” is ventilated

    dre says:
  • it looks like an volcano in the city…

    vincent says:
  • Looks like a discarded piece of paper in the dark and a jelly (gel-o) building by day.
    All hail the ‘random’ geometries. Coming to a trend near you soon.

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    Warren says:
  • Thats freakin’ awesome

    Daz says:
  • its a funky skin on a dull as f#$k box
    looks great but disappointing once you open it up

    xtiaan says:
  • Looks f$*ng messy! Just another self-serving elitist project with no value to real people!

    JJL says:
  • I think its an awesome design–not due to how it looks like…please do consider in the sense of bringing the building alive ….how it changes “the attitude” in the different time of the day according to the light changes……ps…it integrets so well with surroundings…..
    Look is important.. fits well &the look just makethe value of it…

    Tingting says:

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