IMPIVA Headquarters, Castellón

Carlos Ferrater  Carlos Bento  Jaime Sanahuja 

The heterogeneous character of the activities which take place within this ‘business incubator,’ also headquarters of the Institute for the Small and Medium Enterprise, is expressed by means of five elongated prisms arranged at regular intervals and in two groups connected by a glazed transverse gallery at the first-floor level. In its frontier environment without a defined identity, the new construction opts for self-reference. Moreover, it establishes a dialogue between the dimensions of the structures, the window arrangement, and the different cladding materials. The grey metal sheeting, phenolic paneling, white concrete and glass highlight the composition of the ensemble, with clear neoplastic resonances and adherence to a European sensibility prone to rigorous geometries and painstakingly detailed enclosures.