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Brutalism, Concrete

Project timeline

1966 – 1969



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Paseo de la Castellana 4
28020 Madrid

Architect Change this


Article last edited by Bostjan on
February 18th, 2021

IBM Office Building Change this

Madrid, Spain
by Miguel Fisac Change this
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For the company IBM Fisac build one of his buildings with greater urban vocation. The protection from the heat of the afternoon sun – a priority for the company after the experience with one of their American headquarters designed by Saarinen – encouraged him to try out several types of horizontal brise-soleil, but he finally opted for a superposed vertical concrete element to avoid direct radiation from the sun in the interior of the building. In this way, on a glazed plinth that showed strollers the first computers at work, six floors of open-plan offices and an attic for the cafeteria and annex services are concealed behind a permeable folding screen that echoes the vertical rhythm of the 19th century facades of Madrid’s center.


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