In the second intervention made to the Official College of Channels and Ports of Madrid by Grupo Gubia, we focused on a significant expansion of the space to give rise to new spaces such as a large meeting room and a space for multipurpose use. Both spaces are accessed through a central hall that incorporates new access to the facilities, for which a custom door was designed in bamboo with a flared oculus that shows the filigree of the bamboo on the edge. Both the lobby and multipurpose rooms incorporate a bamboo panel floor-to-ceiling paneling with a slatted ceiling that provides spaciousness to the room, as well as acoustic improvements. The aesthetics of the rooms are crowned by mixed carpentry _from iroco to the exterior and bamboo to the interior_ which respects the historic character of the property and provides important thermal improvements.
This intervention maintains a design similar to that incorporated in the CICCP main auditorium, where previously Gruppo Gubia had a successful performance, cladding the interior in bamboo. Consequently, the new addition to the college maintains bamboo usage and a consistent aesthetic.
Photograph: Javier Bravo