CLIENT: Basque entity for Energy
SERVICES: Architecture and engineering projects, Site supervision
The CIC Energigune is a pioneering project in Europe destined to enhance the knowledge and development of third generation alternative energies, to promote advanced technological transfer and to favour the competitiveness of Basque companies. It has electrochemical laboratories for the research of excellence and ISO6 type white rooms for high sensitivity equipment. It was designed as a set of modular buildings connected to one another by means of a functional and communications axis which acts as the backbone of the centre’s activity. It includes educational uses, offices and several laboratories and high sensitivity white rooms. The generated areas encourage interprofessional relations which favour the exchange of knowledge between researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The building envelope of the laboratories building is down to a sin-gle system of polished stainless steel sheets, to which an opaque or perforated treatment is applied according to the orientation of the areas to be illuminated and the need for views or ventilation.