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    AIC Automotive Centre

    CLIENT: AIC Boroa

    SERVICES: Architecture and engineering projects, Site supervision

    YEAR: 2010

    COUNTRY: Spain

    The AIC is a three building complex destined for R&D&I in the Automotive Sector. It was conceived with the idea that companies themselves would occupy the facilities, with their own research and project areas developed together .Of the complex, two buildings house “Development Units”, laboratories, offices and small production divisions.The main building, with an area of 16,000 m2, accommodates re-search units, a common laboratory and the social block of the complex, which includes an auditorium, training rooms, university collaboration project rooms and the management offices.The complex programme of the main building is brought together under a great silver roof with aerodynamic shapes, inspired by the bodywork of prototypes and racing cars. The roof is finished off at the end of the building as a great head that harbours the social area while granting it visibility from the nearby motorway. The working areas are orientated towards the West garden, avoiding the aggressive view of the close combined heat and power plant.

    AWARDS

    • 2011 - Shortlisted in IX Sao Paulo International Architecture Biennale
    • 2009 - Selected, National Prize of Spanish Architecture 2009
    • 2009 - Selected. Ministry of Housing. Spanish X Architecture biennale

    ARCHITECTURE - ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN