• Airbus HQ
    Airbus HQ / Completed
  • Rio55 Business Park
    Rio55 Business Park / Works completed
  • Mendez Álvaro Complex
    Mendez Álvaro Complex / Detail Design
  • Distrito Castellana Norte
    Distrito Castellana Norte / Finalist
  • Distrito Castellana Norte
    Distrito Castellana Norte / Finalist
  • Le Carrousel Rabat
    Le Carrousel Rabat / Under construction
  • 7 Pines Ibiza
    7 Pines Ibiza / Opened 2017
  • Villa Diyafa Extension
    Villa Diyafa Extension / Opened 2019
  • IKOS Andalusia
    IKOS Andalusia / Completed
  • Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca
    Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca / New photos of completed hotel gardens
  • Public Park Cerny Most, Prague
    Public Park Cerny Most, Prague / Prague's most modern shopping centre
  • Stihl Training Centre, Madrid
    Stihl Training Centre, Madrid / New training centre
  • Telefónica Distrito C, Madrid
    Telefónica Distrito C, Madrid / 7 years after the completion business park continues to flourish
  • Khalifa Avenue, Doha, Qatar
    Khalifa Avenue, Doha, Qatar / On site

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Al Burouj construction update march 2021

Ernesto Klingenberg Calvo | L35 Arquitectos

04 / 2021

Q. Given the current global situation with the pandemic does L35 envisage in the near future a greater emphasis in projects on inside and outside transitions? Do you think your clients appreciate the importance of combining Architect with Landscape Architect?

A. At L35 we think architecture is about connecting people, not about isolating them. Personally, I refuse to design for a virus infected environment. Indeed, “outdoors” is an ever-important driver for most of our projects - pre or post pandemic. Public space is what glues projects together, so landscaping is important and luckily most clients understand this.

Q. How much do L35 value the exterior space surrounding their buildings in terms of human health and well-being and sustainability? ie. Reducing heat island effect through green roof/walls

A. Again, a connection with the surroundings, with the sun and the sky above is a necessary complement for a building - and sometimes even more important than the building itself. And this connection becomes very exciting when outdoors and indoors merge into one design where landscaping does not stop at the skin of the building. The way outdoor areas contribute to sustainability, lower carbon footprint and climate control is almost self-evident, but this can only succeed when design responds specifically and efficiently to each different environment.

Q. Over the next few years how do you see L35 and your subconsultant’s (Spacecoop) role adapt to environmental factors such as climate change? ie. earlier integration into project team/design process, take lead on all external sustainable issues, green certification…

A. A response to climate change and scarce energy resources, together with the challenges of urban growth are possibly the most important priorities for architects now. Spacecoop is a good partner when addressing these issues and that’s why we always try to bring them in at the very early stages of design. Let’s be humble and not forget that design is not just architecture plus landscaping. We work mostly with large projects that are the result of a complex collaboration that involves engineers of all disciplines, construction specialists, manufacturers, economic planners, project managers, often politicians… and of course clients.

Q. What do you think about Spacecoop taking more of a lead role in guiding urban infrastructure in your projects?

A. I would say their role is already important in many ways. We do not really separate architecture from landscaping or from interior design, so a good concept involves everything. Spacecoop is also ready to listen to our own ideas and process them into their design. It’s a two-way street.

Q. Have Spacecoop met professional expectations in the projects you have overseen?

A.  Design is always subject to many factors including the client’s preferences or budget limitations. We can’t do always everything we want and we confront these challenges together. It can be easier or more difficult, but the answer is definitely yes.

Q. What do you think are Spacecoop strengths and weakness?

A. Spacecooop design capabilities are truly excellent. They invariably add to the design and this is what we expect from a team member (I am not very fond of the word “consultant”). And since I am asked to mention one weakness, this could be the “online conference” approach to work, which is sometimes harder than a traditional face-to-face workshop… But at the same time online tools are essential when working globally and I think we are succeeding because these guys are always available, they are flexible and communication flows very well. And by the way, if the project calls for it, Spacecoop is ready to have a landscape architect come and work at our office. They are anything but rigid and we appreciate that.

Q. What does Spacecoop add to L35 projects?

A. Creative ideas of course. Whether it as about scale, shape, about hardscape solutions or about planting, their contribution almost invariably brings something fresh and powerful to the character of the project. And beyond creativity, their technical know-how is very solid and this is quite important for us.

Q. How do you build on this established collaboration to ensure a continued healthy working relationship?

A. We work in a true team spirit based on mutual recognition and trust. Sometimes we are too demanding, but I hope James and Luis will keep bearing with us! We enjoy the working relationship and hope to continue bringing Spacecoop’s talent into our projects.

 

Méndez Álvaro complex detailed design submitted

03 / 2021

Spacecoop are currently working with Estudio Lamela on Colonial’s Méndez Álvaro office and residential complex in the South of Madrid, the largest of its type in the Metropolitan area. A total area of 13,000m2 combines sustainable landscaped communal plazas and garden spaces that will encourage collaboration and healthy living. At the heart of the office public realm is a loop of restaurants that a frame a vibrant central open green space enhancing the complex with a unique sense of place.

Luis Asencio Co-founder de Spacecoop tells of the importance of landscaping at Rio 55 Madrid Business Park

11 / 2020

Alburouj Gates projects in construction

10 / 2020

Spacecoop were commissioned to design the entrances sequences to the new Alburouj integrated community of 485Ha located in East Cairo providing luxurious green transitions into the heart of the townhouse complex.

AlBurouj Oct.2020 Construction Update

10 / 2020

Public park Le Carrousel update

09 / 2020

Earthworks have started. Spacecoop advance with the detailed project for the public park Le Carrousel. The park has a cultural and family plaza nestling between hotel and residential projects that are connected via a retail maritime promenade bordering the Atlantic Ocean

Río55 Madrid Business Park- céntrico, urbano y sostenible

09 / 2020

Hippiements Ibiza - Lifestyle Apartments

08 / 2020

Río 55 construction work has been completed

07 / 2020

The construction works for the Rio55 Business Park- @Grupo Insur have come to an end. Spacecoop designers for the exterior spaces both hard and soft also assisted in the site supervision during the landscape works. The project has been awarded the BREEAM Very Good. Rio 55 is a unique green urban Business Park within Madrid’s ring road the M-30 with 28,000 square meters of gross leasable office space and 400 parking spaces, surrounded by a landscaped area of 8,500 square meters of which 5,000 square meters are for private use for resident companies. The project applies the latest architectural and landscape tendencies that focus on well-being, promotion of innovation, talent and creativity within companies. The buildings were designed by L35 Architects.

Joyn Hotel Detail Design submitted

06 / 2020

Spacecoop have recently completed the landscape detail design for the Joyn serviced apartments in Las Tablas, Madrid. The gardens with an area of 2,200m2 include a 200m2 roof garden, the design concept was to create naturalistic "breakout" spaces for relaxation and outside working for the future inhabitants. The 207-room hotel building has been designed by I-Bau Arquitectos.

DCN Competition Finalist

06 / 2020

The team formed by RH Arquitectos, ABIO, Spacecoop and LDC finalist in the strategic consultancy competition for the development of the Masterplan Framework Guidelines for the urban and landscape design in Madrid Nuevo Norte project.

Infrastructure project has been completed in the Al Shawamekh area, Abu Dhabi.

03 / 2020

The Al Shawamekh infrastructure project has been completed in Abu Dhabi, in cooperation with the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City. The residential infrastructure project has a surface area of 1.5 million sqm and was carried out by a multidisciplinary team of Landscape Architects (Spacecoop) & Engineers (Euroestudios). The project will serve 531 residential plots of land, 4 mosques, 3 schools, and 25 social, sports facilities as well as providing integrated infrastructure services for the residents of the entire region.

Le Carrousel landscape design awarded

09 / 2019

The contract for the landscape design of Le Carrousel's public realm in Rabat has been awarded to Spacecoop. The project scope includes the design of two new urban “coastline” plazas and a stretch of seafront promenade that lie at the heart of a new mixed use development by Imkan. Spacecoop will be working closely with lighting consultants LDC and water feature specialists Oase.