Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

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Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Spanish studio Hoz Fontán Arquitectos have completed this rectangular office tower in Irun, Spain.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The eight-storey tower sits atop an elliptical plinth, which in turn is built on top of an existing car park.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The building has a double-glazed facade and features gardens on the upper two floors.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The tower houses the headquarters for the Zaisa transportation hub and its offices are located in the higher floors, while the remaining floors are sublet.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Photographs are by José Hevia.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Here's some more information from the architects:


Located close to the border between Spain and France, the new office tower is the last building of the Zaisa transportation hub in Irun, and houses Zaisa’s headquarters and rental office space.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The tower is inserted in front of a building that has a crescent like façade, and over a previously existing underground parking.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

When the parking was built, some pillars were raised from the ground level waiting for a future development.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The first volume of the tower is an elliptical base that groups the pillars that came from the parking.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

On top of this ellipse, eight stories of offices are located.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The two volumes have a different structure that is connected by a W that also points the entrance of the building.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Zaisa's headquarters are located in the two upper floors, which are connected by a double height space.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The last floor provides two garden terraces, accessible from the meeting rooms.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

The building is covered by a double layer glass façade, which allows the air to flow between the layers, and in which one of the layers is treated to block solar radiation.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

A variety of glass modules are used, the smallest one can be opened, while the wider one forms a cut in the outer layer, providing a more direct contact with the views.

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Credits:

Architecture: Hoz Fontán Arquitectos
Project directors: Angel de la Hoz, Cristina Fontan

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Project team: Gurutze Aldanondo, Angel Alvarez
M/E: Juan Murua

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

Structural Engineer: Jose Antonio Gurruchaga
Constructor: Altuna y Uria

Zaisa Office Tower by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos

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  • josita

    ground floor is a pitty!

  • Sean

    Hoz Fontan Architects did a good job at creating a structure that doesn't clash too-heavily with the semi-urban environment. And they managed to create an garden terrace that does not come across as a tacky "Hanging Garden of Babylon". Nice work.

  • wdprui2

    The interior spaces seem nice enough but the massing is questionable…

  • Tom 77

    Lovely simple facade.

  • biboarchitect

    Nice building, like the facade also but I feel its too sunny inside for office work, this facade needs some shading devices.

  • Paul, Yorkshire

    Nice crisp building, not sure about the triangulated structure on the ground floor though, looks like its been added by the structural engineer behind the architect's back.

  • Adrien

    This is where I live :D yes, they did a good job, and before the tower my city was less modern. This tower is not only another office tower but an icon for the city's transport district (in which is located). In fact, the city is in the middle of the border with France, and this tower is awesome where it is, and the way it is. Besides, the tower doesn't clash with the environment and it looks really good. BRAVO !! :D I love my city ! ^^