CFPA - Automotive Technology Center

Lead DesignerMarc Casany
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The multipurpose building is a technology center, research center and an university for automotive of the Generailtat de Catalunya (Institutional Government of Spain). The building contains two program blocks that are associated with two different structural types allowing phased construction. This fact makes the building structure comes defined by the two "scales of the project" (human - industrial). If we compare the projected building relative to a conventional teaching center building, we see that have been incorporated different climate, energy and sustainable criteria, which make the CFPA is a teaching center highly technical. One example is found in the design of the main facade, an element of double skin extracted directly from the constructive solution of a car (chassis + bodywork); a facade design strategy is not linked to solving thermal requirements and Health, also responds to the acoustic conditions site by applying the "Helmholtz effect" on its design.


Presentation_ CAAS ARQUITECTES is an architecture office created in Barcelona by Marc Casany. The office is constructed from an international team, with a common history, specializing in the development of projects of architecture, urbanism and landscape around the world. CAAS provides a comprehensive solution to all its customers; services that are always channeled to improve the quality of life of people.

Work process_ CAAS has a structure that allows it to offer comprehensive management of any Project (GIP). The study has within its structure different professional profiles (Architect / Engineer / Technical Architect / Landscaper / etc) that provide a multidisciplinary vision of the work to be performed, thereby providing a more comprehensive project control and a unified view of all its processes.