Olswang Madrid

Location Madrid, Spain
Services Building services engineering, acoustics and lighting design
Sector Workplace
Client ISG Europe
Architect Miguel Berraondo

José Castilla

T + 34 913 600 284

Cundall was appointed by ISG Europe to provide building services engineering for the fit-out of the new Olswang Madrid office in one floor of the 'Torre de Cristal' high rise building in Madrid’s new financial district.

The design for more than half of the floor comprised one and two person’s cellular offices in the perimeter and open plan office areas around the core. It also includes a library, small canteen, server room and filing room. The rest of the floor was dedicated to high standard meeting rooms and reception areas, and was fitted out in a later phase.

As Olswang, a pioneering law firm, was the second tenant to occupy space in the newly built tower, one of the challenges of the project was to deal with a base build that was not completely set up for total operability. Cundall provided support to ISG Europe in the procedures with the landlord, the sub-contractors and the local authorities and also in the communication with the international delivery team based in London.

Features and Challenges

  • No provision of drainage to the leased areas meant that the design had to be adapted in order to ensure only one cold drilling of the core concrete walls had to be executed
  • Additional lighting in perimeter meeting rooms had to be designed to avoid visibility from the street, to comply with landlord’s requirements
  • All new light fittings were selected to be LED fittings
  • Lighting controls were upgraded using the base build systems and infrastructure, by providing clever switching operations complementing the existing daylight sensors and new PIR sensors to reduce waste of energy
  • Acoustic barriers were provided in floor and ceiling voids to provide maximum confidentiality in both client’s and staff areas
  • Facilities to completely switch off the equipment plugged at each workstation were provided to reduce the energy consumption when the desks are not used during the night

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