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Ferrer Arquitectos’ PITA & Tecnova Buildings Promote Green Building in Almeria, Spain

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On January 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building | No Comments

Tecnova Headquarters, Ferrer Arquitectos, PITA, Pitagoras, louvered facade, almeria, spain [1]

The Pitagoras and Tecnova buildings provide high tech research and office space for Almeria as part of the new Parque Científico-Tecnológico de Almería (PITA) [2]. Designed by Ferrer Arquitectos, the buildings were the first to be completed in the park and were sustainably designed to reflect the ideals of the park and the businesses that would work there. The Pitagoras building’s name is an amalgamation of PITA and Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras.

The south-facing exterior is covered in a large array of horizontal louvers to shield the interior from the direct sun. Stepped in from the louvers is a fully glazed facade that lets in lots of natural daylight [3] into the office and lab spaces. An interior passageway is lit from above with skylights and each floor features a meeting room that protrudes out from the building. Inside this central strip are hanging plants and planted courtyards that add life to the otherwise modern and modest environment. Both buildings have a Class A energy rating and were designed to meet the USGBC’s LEED [4] certification and the European Green Building Certification.

+ Ferrer Arquitectos [5]

Via ArchDaily [6]

Images ©David Frutos

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/ferrer-arquitectos-pita-tecnova-buildings-promote-sustainable-business-in-almeria-spain/tecnova-headquarters-ferrer-arquitectos-3b/

[2] Parque Científico-Tecnológico de Almería (PITA): http://www.pitalmeria.es/

[3] daylight: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting

[4] LEED: http://inhabitat.com/tag/LEED

[5] + Ferrer Arquitectos: http://www.ferrerarquitectos.com/

[6] ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/320660/tecnova-headquarters-ferrer-arquitectos/

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