OOIIO wins the 1st Prize in the Invited Architecture Contest for the construction of the new Business Incubator strong> of Madridejos, Toledo, financed at 80% by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).
The municipality of Madridejos wanted to rehabilitate an old abandoned health center that was in this town of La Mancha and for this they called the architecture ideas contest.
The building will now be dedicated to the promotion of employment and the creation of new businesses in the area, with several offices for entrepreneurs, co-work areas, meeting rooms, exhibition spaces for presentations, administration and open air patios to relax and promote interaction between users.
OOIIO´s proposal turned out to be the winner, based on the recovery of the old building through strategies that enhance its sustainability, accessibility and cheap maintenance. Trying not to eliminate the things that work from the previous building. The intervention is as economical and rational as possible.
The New Business Incubator now will work around the two pre-existing courtyards, sothe daily activity revolves around natural light and gardens.
OOIIO proposes also the elimination of the old façades, which did not have adequate thermal insulation conditions, greatly reinforcing the insulation of the building with significant insulator contributions in interior walls, as well as a protection strategy against the intense sun that suffers the area in summer thanks to a double façade made by a lattice of local traditional brick, which avoids the direct impact of the sun on the vertical facades, creating small areas in shadow on it.
Besides protecting thermally, the size of the windows is greatly increased to introduce as much natural light as possible to the interior, even through skylights on the roof, but without tourning the holes being excessive, due to the extreme climate of the place, very hot in the summer and very cold in winter.
The sustainability strategy is completed by means of passive architecture with active elements such as a state-of-the-art air conditioning system, totally renewed, able to air-condition every corner of the new business incubator.
A new building recycled from another one in disuse. A representative and symbolic Business Incubator for Madridejos, important to promote the town image as a place where you can start and create a future.
A building of the 20th century, updated to the 21st century.