Technology Center LEITAT

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  • Building Type : Other building
  • Construction Year : 2014
  • Delivery year : 2014
  • Address 1 - street : 08005 BARCELONA, España
  • Climate zone : [Csb] Coastal Mediterranean - Mild with cool, dry summer.

  • Net Floor Area : 3 545 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 5 239 883 €
  • Number of none : 5 none
  • Cost/m2 : 1478.11 €/m2

Certifications :

  • Primary energy need
    1304460 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : RD: 47/2007 )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

The building is intended to applied research in the fields of Biotech, Nanotech and new technologies. In one approach to the place where the building is located, the interest is found to activate the center of the block, linking it to the open space of the street and providing passage through the building, to convert the existing pubic space in a meeting point. The presence of the building intended to link, but not figuratively, with the existing built front, proposing, abstractly, a continuity in the skin texture of the traditional city. We propose a building conceived from separate components that can be produced industrially and with similarities with the place, in order to get a body built very flexible for its subsequent uses, including its deconstruction. The architecture has been designed to act as an interface or balancing factor between the climate conditions outside and inside, not a watertight barrier but as a membrane that filters and exchanges with the surrounding conditions. The facade has an efficient envelope that responds to all the physical requirements of the building - structure, screening, natural light, insulation and services.

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Data reliability

3rd part certified


Contracting method

Lump-sum turnkey

Owner approach of sustainability

The LEITAT FOUNDATION, under the collaboration agreement with the Leitat Technology Center, needs appropriate facilities to implement in the 22"arroba" sector Barcelona of a building for applied research, with the aim of consolidating service delivery to companies providing them an industrial sector of high technological value, taking the projected location in this neighborhood, the intention to create new activities coordinated with companies located in the district of innovation and social partners in the Biotech, Nanotech areas, and new technologies.

Architectural description

The construction of a new building is proposed to house the Leitat technology center to act as a new way to link to existing networks. The main objective of the proposal is to enable the center of the island and link it to the open space of the street. The objective is to project and execute a unique building of 2,390 m2 above ground that will try to combine the highest standards in energy efficiency management and home automation, with the aim that the building itself happens to be a technological project. The initial design is projected for about 120 people, but the flexibility in facilities will adapt to ongoing projects and will make this figure can vary significantly. The main volume on the street facade Pallars has a maximum height of 22 meters to put it in relation to the height of the volume of existing office building and the maximum height of the consolidated front.

Energy consumption

  • 1 304 460,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 8 958 550,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • RD: 47/2007

  • 579 976,00 kWhfe/m2.year
  • Lighting kWh electricity 190852.4 1243.0 kWh electricity Refrigerating pumps and auxiliary-power 10478.1 300068.7 kWh electricity Fans-Heating-electricity 138.8 kWh; natural gas 1060.4 76134.8 ACS-natural gas

Envelope performance

  • 0,32 W.m-2.K-1
  • CubiertaComo of the tall building generally cover a roof garden water deposit INTEMPER type, or similar. Trafficable areas will be resolved with a cistern system with insulation boards, porous concrete like Filtrón or similar is proposed. It is composed as follows: The flat roof Intemper type cistern or equivalent system: - Layer mortar leveling- Feltemper type geotextile sheet or Rhenofol CG equivaliendo- type pan or equivalently Feltemper type geotextile sheet or height-adjustable feet equivalent- PVC-walk areas: Double layer slab Filtron type R-7 or equivalent, 60x60cm placed discontinoulsy composed of a layer of extruded polystyrene insulation 4cm to the base, and a layer of porous concrete 3cm.- Areas impassable: geotextile and soil with plants 7cm blade. As implementation of supplementary finishing superimposed concrete slabs photovoltaic panels is proposed. The volume of ground floor and two north of the building with a flat roof just TFDE Intemper or equivalent type, which composa with waterproofing and insulation composades slabs and porous concrete Filtrón type. It is composed as follows when: The flat roof Intemper cistern type or equivalent system: - Layer mortar leveling- Feltemper type geotextile sheet or Rhenofol CG equivalent- type pan or equivalently Feltemper type geotextile sheet or equivalently layer slab type Filtron R-7 or equivalent, 60x60cm discontinously placed above a thermal insulation layer extruded polystyrene. External closures. will cure the closures may dampen outside noises and encourage minimize energy consumption, increase comfort and minimize mantenimiento. This envelope is composed of a first outer layer lames concrete aggregates composed of granitic vibro-pressed, opacity of a 40/60% or 25/75% according to user requirements, which diffract sunlight to produce a non-directional inner light and simultaneously avoid overheating.- plates wind-Screen types Breincobluefuture or equivalent formed 900x300x35mm prefabricated concrete slabs, according to UNE EN 1339, composed of granitic aggregates vibro-pressed stone-like mass-colored, waterproofed and pigmented with inorganic iron oxides high resistance to weather and solar radiation with minimal content in recycled aggregate 15% and equivalent photocatalytic properties, decontaminating, biocides and self-cleaning, Airclean types of Breinco or mounted on structure of tubular steel profile 50x30x4 cold galvanized, attached to the metal structure of the building by anchors and fasteners then there galvanized. A steel ventilated air cavity. In this same chamber are arranged in proper cadence, all vertical paths necessary facilities so that only the connection to horizontal interior layout of the building, which can be flexible in each case must be provided. All plots facilities in this area will have to be seen what is the isolation needed and always finish in silver colour. Next there is an integrated layer continues to the structure composed of a horizontal sill sandwich panels by continuous format metal with rockwool silver finish outside arranged horizontally fixed to a tubular galvanized metal substructure. Distribution according to plans. Following the same plan continues there is a horizontal strip of sliding windows. Thermal transmittance glass Uno= 2.8 (5 + 12 + 4 + 4).

  • 0,29
  • HE1 BD

  • 2,00

Real final energy consumption

    126,30 kWhfe/m2.year


    • Urban network
    • Low temperature floor heating
    • Urban network
    • Solar Thermal
    • Urban network
    • VAV Syst. (Variable Air Volume system)
    • Natural ventilation
    • humidity sensitive Air Handling Unit (hygro A
    • Solar photovoltaic
    • Solar Thermal
  • 90,00 %
  • The system consists of a central unit Air Treatment (UTA) located on the roof of the building and has the corresponding fan modules, filters, heating coil and heat recovery, as well as the corresponding admissions and withdrawals air Exterior. Air conditioning ducts descend from the facilities placed on deck facade.

    According to the specific project of solar thermal justification, the building does not require system thermal solar collector to have a connection to the network of "District Heating" "Cooling" (Districlima) For the calculation and design of solar gain has been consider the following features: · Location and location of the building · Situation of solar collectors · the occupation of the building is planned for 150 people and use agrees with the aforementioned activity in chapter 2.1.Un photovoltaic system connection network, is one that harnesses the sun's energy to transform it into electrical energy that is transferred in the conventional network because it can be consumed by any user connected to it. The large-scale extension of these applications has necessitated the development of a specific engineering that allows, on the one hand, optimize design and operation and, on the other, assess the impact on the entire electrical system, having always cure systems integration and respecting the architectural and ambiental environment. The high reliability and long life of photovoltaic systems must be highlighted. On the other hand, its almost maintenance-free and have a great simplicity and ease of installation. Also, the great modulation of these facilities can propose projects in stages and adapt to the needs of each user, either according to their needs or economic resources . The PV array format by a series of connected modules together, is responsible for transforming the sun's energy into electricity. This energy, but is in the form of direct current and has to be transformed by the inverter into alternating current for coupling to the conventional network. So for photovoltaic modules continues to generate a current proportional to the solar irradiance impinging upon them. This will bring the inverter is running, and using power technology, makes alternating current at the same frequency as the electrical network and thus is available for any power generated user. And measured by a corresponding counter, will sell the distribution company as stated above Royal Decree. In an installation they can be used several inversors, each with its photovoltaic generator independently. This gives a great modulation system both for future extensions to perform maintenance, etc. INVERSORS The power of the proposed facility in running 7.84 kW AC is above the minimum marking of regulations. The 7,27kW photovoltaic generator will be installed to cover as indicated by the high plateau, trying to get the best integration architectural therein, with minimal loss of performance of the system. As shown, the high plateau will integrate with the same slab, since the characteristics of this permit: insulating and draining fotovoltaïcs modules (BIPV) for covered , protection of waterproofing protection of the waterproofing membrane waterproofing membrane protection against intemperie. The conventional network connection will be implemented in phase with investors feeding each fases. On the other hand, it is necessary to include to install an energy meter input to the photovoltaic system in order to deduct from the energy generated, of which this will be able to consume from the conventional net. The basic network installation components are: 1 slab FILTRÓN SOLAR photovoltaic Intemper SLAB Y-40 model R10 (196 modules) 2 Inverter SMA model SB3300.3 support structure 196 bidireccional5 módulos4 energy meter installation Kit: wiring, junction box, etc.

    Active alveolar plates that provide natural ventilation most of the rooms of the building

Smart Building

    For the power level, and to make good energy management, a network analyzers has been installed at 3 main tables (one for each type of power supply), is to say, the Table General Normal, Table General Emerg

    Energy production is local and renewable.

GHG emissions

  • 50,00 KgCO2/m2/year
  • energy software

  • 56 050,20 KgCO2 /m2
  • 50,00 year(s)
  • 2 518,00 KgCO2 /m2
  • The calculation of CO2 emissions of each of the materials has been calculated TCQ program, a program that is supplied with the database BEDEC, the ITEC.

Life Cycle Analysis

  • 788 867,00 kWhEP
  • Adopt constructive solutions to optimize the performance and costs. We can generally say that a constructive level, aims to solve the most basic problems of a building of these characteristics, with simple and clear solutions, also providing reflection on new materials and sustainability criteria wherever they may actually be an improvement.

Water management

  • 20.29 m3 tank capacity rainwater

Indoor Air quality

    CO2 concentration in the indoor air in parts per million by volume (ppm) concentration above outer dela: 648.20


    Surround System Dry photocatalytic


    Tel. (+34) 938 460 951, E-mail: [email protected]

    Obras estructurales / Estructura - Albañilería - Fachada

    Surround system based dry cement pieces pressed fiber without metal reinforcement; with the inclusion in the mass of nanoparticles to refract light, incorporating a luminescent effect and photo-catalytic acquiring (NO2 absorption) properties.

    By the actors and workers is an excellent material because it is characterized by its quick and easy assembly, apart from the ecological advantages photocatalysis getting cleaner air.

    Filtron slab to cover cistern


    Tel.: +34 949 888 210, E-mail: [email protected]

    Obras estructurales / Carpintería, cubierta, estanqueidad

    Indoor storage tank for rainwater, based on maintaining a natural substrate wetted by capillarity.

    By the actors it was readily accepted by the advantages of saving in irrigation of vegetation cover by storing water through the slabs allow filtering this.

    Vegetable blanket for cover cistern


    Tel.: +34 930130066, E-mail: [email protected]

    Acabados / Suelo

    Sedum blanket, produced 100% biodegradable coconut on a blanket, a mixture of substrate and 8-11 Sempergreen varieties of sedum. Suitable for covering roofs of buildings and extensive landscaped areas with low maintenance.

    Quick and easy assembly, durable and with native plants

    prefabricated hollow core slabs


    Tel. 935 053 600, E-mail: [email protected]

    Acabados / Instalaciones interiores

    Prefabricated concrete hollow core slabs which through them extract and renew the air inside

    Quick assembly and consequently we reduce CO2 emissions. In addition, radiation bring into stays all the inertia of the material, heat or cool the interior is stored on the plates and radiates inwards along night, getting temper and maintain the temperature, reducing demand building energy.

Construction and exploitation costs

  • 5 239 833

Energy bill

  • 20 202,20

Urban environment

The building in the neighborhood Understanding 22 "arroba" as an overlay network that energize the pole of the city, you need to think in a building that acts as a new way to link to existing networks and also helps to generate value in this shared system. In the neighborhood several specific networks converge generically could identify how; network of companies that generate knowledge and economic value, MOBILITY network in terms of communication and transport, energy network linked to the distribution of different production systems and finally centralized network services to boost activity in the neighborhood. The building / the place A further approximation to the place where the building has to be located, we appreciate the need to activate a center island, until now residual, linking the open space of the street and simultaneously promoting the passage of pedestrians through it, to turn this empty space in a home for people meeting the very middle of the city. The arrangement on the ground floor of the center bar, closely linked to the public space, reinforces this intention. In this regard, we propose a massing that is itself a great porch that serves as shelter for uses related to this meeting place, and at the same time to open the maximum visual center line to the street island. The presence of the building intended to link to, but not figuratively, with the existing built front abstractly proposing a continuity in the skin texture of the traditional city. FLEXIBLE BUILDING, FUNCTION, SURROUNDING Our project proposes a very flexible built body, to the extent that has an efficient envolvent that responds to all the physical requirements of the building - structure, screening of natural light, insulation and provides services - so that indoor plants are completely diaphanous and suitable for any functional adaptation.

Land plot area

646,58 m2

Built-up area

81,50 %

Green space


Parking spaces

Floor -2: 445.8 m2; -3 Floor: 400.74 will be available 26 car spaces with dimensions of 2.2x4.5, one of 2x4.5, two of 2.85x4.5 and one of 4.15x 4.5. Therefore the total number of parking lots its for 30 vehicles. The number ofnecessary lots for motorcycles 3, the project includes 7 motorcycles lots all of 1x2m. The required number of places of bikes 24. A number of 26 bikes 0.8x2m for every two lots are provided. The ramps will have a width of 3 meters and a maximum gradient of 20%. There will be a parking access with a width of 3 meters. The slope will be 4% of 4.5 meters. With the application of Article 6 of Decree (loading and unloading of goods) a reserve of 1 square intended for urban freight distribution (1 space per 2,000 m2 of roof dedicated to administrative equipment, equated offices) was made. We will have to signal this square on the street, before the PITCH.

Building Environmental Quality

  • indoor air quality and health
  • biodiversity
  • acoustics
  • comfort (visual, olfactive, thermal)
  • waste management (related to activity)
  • energy efficiency
  • renewable energies
  • maintenance
  • products and materials

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Energía y Climas Templados

Energía y Climas Templados

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