Sustainability, building, structures, structural engineering, environment, environmental impact, carbon footprint
Heatherwick Studio + CLK architects + BAC Engineering Consultancy Group have been selected by Europe’s leading department store El Corte Inglés to design a pioneering new office building in Madrid.
Located close to El Corte Inglés’ flagship store in Paseo de la Castellana, the building area is nearly 15,000 sqm. Construction for this speculative office building will start in early 2022 and is due to complete in 2024.
Demonstrating a solid commitment to the environment and the belief that great design makes more liveable cities, Castellana 69 promotes both social and environmental sustainability. This is embodied in the innovative façade and the central ‘green heart’, provided by a courtyard inside the building, bursting with trees and plants to bring nature into the centre of the workplace and the city.
This approach is amplified by the choice of healthy and sustainable materials, advanced technology and by harnessing natural resources. Solar panels on the building will produce more energy than the building consumes and the building will ultimately become net zero carbon. Furthermore, the amount of embodied carbon used in construction will be a fraction of a typically constructed office
Another goal is to humanise the workplace by creating an inspiring and stimulating environment and providing organisational flexibility that responds to society’s demands for new working patterns. The design takes full advantage of the local climate with a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor working and social spaces.