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    Ultra High Voltage Laboratory

    CLIENT: Electrotecnia Arteche Hnos. S.A.

    SERVICES: Architecture and engineering projects, Site supervision

    YEAR: 2013

    COUNTRY: Spain

    The building is destined for a Laboratory of Ultra High Voltage, which implies the construction of an open space warehouse, 57 m long, 30 m wide and 27 m high on the inside, which defines a Faraday Cage needed for the precision of the measurements carried out within. It is the only laboratory of this kind in Spain, and one of the few that exist worldwide.The main warehouse can be divided into three separate areas, adequate for the completion of impact and resonant tests and preci-sion measurements. Annexed to the main area there is a block with views of the testing area which has two control/reception rooms, a meeting room and a presentations room with capacity for 60 people.This laboratory intends to represent ARTECHE’s commitment to innovation, as shown by the polished metal façade which vibrates and swerves along its perimeter, allowing for the volume to blend in with its surroundings.

    AWARDS

    • 2013 - The Archdaily Building of the year Awards Finalist

    ARCHITECTURE - ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN