Bird Nest‘s architect, Herzog & de Meuron, designed the new BBVA headquarters in Spanish. According to the architect, the project sited on a desert-like place which doesn’t have quality, that’s why they propose the creation of an artificial garden laid over the entire site along with a linear structure composed of three-story buildings which has function like a small city. And the BBVA tower stand out like a disk.
The design is adapted to the climatic conditions and makes efficient use of energy resources by providing ample natural daylight, while the gardens and alleyways are fully shaded in the summer months. Overhanging floorplates and a brise-soleil structure keep direct sunlight away from the workspaces. This minimizes the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning, which account for the greatest energy consumption in office buildings.