La Latina Mall
2009 // Madrid, Spain // masterplan - mix use building // competition
At its base, the complex disintegrates to allow permeability of the gap between its parts; the recognizable space is the negative of target volume. At higher levels, it is the building that occupies the space, the volume comes from the program, is created from the inside to shape the outside. The vertical connection is defined by unique pieces that house the lifts and elevators, stairways and the major vertical ducts. These connectors sew the program to each other and by dispersion they unify in the building plant.