geometric structure

Madrid-based firm Herreros Arquitectos has designed the lattice-skinned cylindrical structure of Spanish telecommunications satellite organization, Hispasat.

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Description from Herreros Arquitectos:

The project arises from the need to respond to gaps in use and operation of an exisiting building and to internal problems of radiation and illumination generated by the current façade. The project requires the re-use and re-distribution of operational areas, district offices and its institutional zones. This is resolved with glass screens of varying degrees of opacity, colors and designs that create a new artificial landscape of outer space. The façade is resolved with a second skin which consists of modules of 5mm sheet-aluminum paneling, with perforations varying in density according to lighting needs for comfort and energy dissipation in relation to heat gains and radiation. The metallic shades in the new skin react to atmospheric changes and especially to the different sunsets that occur in this vast and open area of Arganda del Rey where the control center is located.

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