Location: Barcelona, Spain
Client: Consorci de la Zona Franca
Total area: 7,000 (sqm)
Located in Barcelona’s North Campus of the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), Nexus II is a business incubator encouraging technology transfer.
Sited on a 6,000 sqm slope, the horizontal four-storey building provides affordable workspace to technology entrepreneurs and startups. The square ground plan is divided into four mutually independent 18×18 meters modular units; this scheme permits greater flexibility in planning office layouts.
The transparent double-glazed façades insulate and soundproof the interior spaces, while allowing natural light to penetrate and maximize views over the campus. The overhanging roof provides shadows to achieve maximum energy performance by minimizing the impact of the direct sunlight....