Reforming this office building meant recovering the initial architectonic values that had disappeared under successive random alterations. The interior courtyard, consigned to mere service use and deformed by the various enclosures, modulations, pipes, wiring and air conditioning apparatus accumulated through the years, was recovered by means of a glass roof of great lightness and by a new modulation of openings conceived as a fresh interior façade, arranged so as to make the most of the overhead light from the skylight, and the new views. A panoramic lift, as well as improving vertical circulation, helps to maintain a perception of the courtyard as a common element and not just a space for service use.
A complete restoration is undertaken on the façade, including cleaning, consolidation of elements, recovery of ornamental motifs and original textures and finishing, and the reframing of the original composition of the commercial ground floor.
Alcalá 65, Madrid