Edificio Milenium Campus
Milenium Campus building
Armilla, Granada (Spain)
Area: 9.960 m2 / 107.208,55 sq ft
A delicatessen building, gift-wrapped, a box full of surprises and reflections. An office building with plenty of character in Armilla, close to Granada. The people in Frai are not typical developers; they want their promotions to be good business, but also to be good architecture, and to provide a good service for their clients and material culture for society.
Clear aim: new-generation offices, suited to the most demanding requirements of today’s market, a true corporate headquarters with a presence and a standard of services that are the mark of the highest quality and status.
The site, strategically located in the Campus area, makes possible a facade on an almost perfect right-angle. It’s just a question of positioning the entrances well (vehicular and pedestrian), finding the optimum bay width, calculating the vertical accesses, and laying out the floors of offices. But then also to find a place for a versatile auditorium, meeting rooms, secretariat, security, lounges, bar, waiting areas, and so forth.
All this is enveloped in a mesh of orientable disks, for protection against the sun without blocking the views, a living, ecological mesh that can be modified by each user in the different seasons of the year. A skin that is active both in the daytime, with the reflections of the sun, and at night, when interior light and shade is transmitted, becoming a dynamic spectacle. This huge filter is inspired precisely by the webs of plaster and wood in the Alhambra of Granada, in the solar protection systems of Arab culture, and the glamour of sequined dresses.