PE34

The futuristic design evokes concepts such as innovation and sustainability with the intention of creating a unique building. It stands with a clean and elegant skin and glass facade that opens into vertical gardens on some levels.  The overall volume of the tower is conceived to engage in a dialogue with Rafael Moneo's "Puig Tower" which is located across the street. PE34 uses a similar color and material scheme as Moneo's tower, creating a visual balance between the two structures to be understand as a single entity.

PE34 is a new office tower in "Plaza de Europa" Barcelona, Spain. Designed by sanzpont [arquitectura], it will feature 22 stories with a total height of 92.80 meters from street level and more than 14,000 built square meters. Scale and Adaptation to the site: The building responds to the site by integrating itself into its surroundings, but highlighting its formal purity and intention. It stands in a dialogue with the "Puig Tower" both in maximum height allowed and facade scheme.  It responds to an appropriate pedestrian scale by using a perimeter cantilever that gives hierarchy to the main entrance and its gardens.

The diagonal zigzag design in the facade accentuates the verticality of a curved smooth structure while creating a futuristic look.  By integrating vertical gardens alongside solar controlled glass, the skin facade of the building is able to reduce energy consumption by being environmentally friendly.


CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
The structure is conceived as a simple pillar system with a concrete core. The two-way slab (Holedeck) is a system of voided concrete slabs that can be pierced through their thickness by services and plumbing systems, drastically reducing up to 20% the height required to accommodate these building components.

By reducing the necessary height of each floor, fewer materials are required to achieve the same floor area as in a typical high-rise building. The spatial efficiency of floor decking systems has a dramatic effect on how tall buildings are planned, designed, and constructed.

The geometry of the floor provides excellent acoustic performance which absorbs a wide range of the sound spectrum.


CORPORATIVE IMAGE
Elegance: PE34 cutting edge image, is achieved by a sustainable design, with a high value of environmental responsibility, an elegance aesthetic resulting in a high level of comfort for its users and promoting the image of the business.

Designed to improve the life quality of the user: Design to follow architectural hedonism to create different experiences and comfort before, during and after the workday of all users.

Easy urban accessibility and bicycle parking. Access square with fountains, vegetation and relaxation areas. Flexible and comfortable diaphanous working spaces. Bistro and gardens to take breaks and rest. Ideal Lighting and thermal comfort to enhance work productivity. Fitness center to promote healthy living and a Roof top bar for social gatherings after the work day.

SUSTAINABILITY
The project contemplates proposals of sustainability that respect the natural environment, take advantage of the renewable energies and contribute well-being and health of the professionals who make use of the building in a daily way. The architecture is conditioned to the sunning and its design uses strategically solar control elements allowing a clear visual to the outside with a better thermal comfort.

NZEB is the acronym for Nearly Zero Energy Building or building with almost zero energy consumption. The European Energy Efficiency Directives establish a regulation whose objective is to promote the use of renewable energies, energy efficient constructive strategies and solutions of lighting and conditioning that reduce consumption to the maximum.

LOCATION & TRANSPORT
In direct connection with public transportation  - Bicycle parking.


SUSTAINABLE SITES
The project considers aspects of sustainable use in terms of respect for local habitats and storm water management, and also generates green spaces to mitigate the heat island effect.

WATER EFFICIENCY
A smarter use of potable water, both inside and outside the building, is encouraged by using technologies to reduce consumption, efficient facilities, water recycling, as well as its control and measurement.

ENERGY & ATMOSPHERE
Strategies are considered to reduce energy consumption and increase the efficiency of the building, making use of renewable energy for natural lighting and the generation of energy, through solar photovoltaic panels, located on the roof. Efficient installations are also very important, as well as the artificial lighting system, which is posed with high efficiency LED system.

MATERIALS & RESOURCES
The selection of responsible and local materials minimizes the amount of waste in the construction process, as well as materials with recycled components and of low environmental impact. The facades propose the use of extra-stable solar control glass "SGG COOL LITE" to regulate the temperature, save energy and reduce the consumption of air conditioning, improving visual comfort by reducing the sun glare.

Project
PE34
Category
Corporative
Status
Idea
Country
Spain
City
Barcelona
Year
2017

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
• A’ Design Award, Milan, Italy: Gold A' Design Award - A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design
• World Architecture Awards 10+5+X: PE34 - Designed Category

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