Swift Headquarters

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Ricardo Bofill
location La Hulpe
function office
contributed by Ricardo_Bofill_Taller_de_Arquitectura

Project that marks a turning point in the evolution of Taller de Arquitectura's style by introducing new construction technology into a classical idiom. The building, the extension to the head offices of a banking firm, stands in La Hulpe, on the outskirts of Brussels, on a wooded estate with open views and artificial lakes. During the preliminary implantation studies it was decided not to touch the centre of the park and to construct the building on the highest point of the periphery, near the highways, to ensure its perfect integration into the landscape. With this same criterion in mind, the building was developed horizontally, with three floors above ground and two below. The structure consists of two wings linked by a central space, a transparent-roofed atrium and a double skin of glass which both lightens and breaks the rhythm of the façade. The restaurant and cafeteria are in a pavilion apart, joined to the main building by a glazed corridor.

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Swift Headquarters
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Completion 1989
Floor area/size 35000 m2
ArchitectRicardo Bofill
Client s.w.i.f.t. (society for worldwide interbank financial telecommunication)
Project ID 12357
Latitude/Longitude 50°44'04N 04°28'51E
Contributed by Ricardo_Bofill_Taller_de_Arquitectura
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