Basque Health Department Headquarters in Bilbao by Coll-barreu Arquitectos

The lot locates in the crossroad of the two most important streets of the Ensanche (1862) in Bilbao. The restrictive city zoning rules force to repeat the existing building typology, reducing penthousing, chamfering corners and rising a tower.

The building groups together vertical communications and general services within a bone, a prism next to the dividing wall that serves to seven open-plan floors for offices. Above these, there are two more level for institutional and representative uses. The meeting room are placed at the top of the building, into the tower.

Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Collaborators: Fernando de la Maza, Jorge Bilbao, Pablo Castro, Gorka García
Constructed area: 9,200 sqm
Budget: 12,935,436 EURO
Structure: Mintegia y Bilbao Electrical
Consultant: ndotec
Photographs: Aleix Bagué