Designed for the urban core of Madrid, the "Justic Department Polis" takes its name from the Greek city, known for its ideals in modern governmental justice. Mexico-based Productora Architects sought such an ideal and perfect civil model in this structure.
The entire complex is organized inside a cylindrical solid perimeter. Seven towers break through the skyline from a central square in this miniature city-model. This model of Madrid puts each section on equal relationships in a dynamic, autonomous container.
Productora uses materials on the exteriors as well as the general composition of streets and open space versus private solids and to establish inside versus outside with the same kind of peripheral variety found in any urban landscape. Light glass, steel structures, and vertical louvres sometimes offer a preview of the inside, sometimes shield all view, and sometimes a vertical gesture to the heavens.
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