Basque Health Department in Bilbao

We’ve seen all sorts of interesting buildings, but none of them looked like this. This building is located in Bilbao, Spain and it was built in 2008. Construction took four long years, but the results are simply amazing. The projection of the building took a whole year and architects behind this amazing building are Juan Coll-Barreu and Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza from Coll-Barreu Arquitectos. Besides Juan Coll-Barreu and Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza, other important people, such as Fernando de la Maza, Jorge Bilbao, Pablo Castro, Gorka García worked on this building.This building takes 9,200 sqm and such great building costs 12,935,436 Euros or 17,9 million dollars. Despite the price, this building is simply breathtaking because it looks shattered and distorted. Although this building looks like it’s going to crash, it’s perfectly safe. Its façade is made out of glass that is placed at irregular angles and this is what makes this building so unique. This building is energy efficient and it will prevent the loss of natural light, heat, and sound. The thing that impresses the people are the reflections that look different at different time of day or at different seasons.As for number of floors, this building consists out of seven floors for offices, two floors for institutional and representative uses, auditorium in basement, three level parking, and a meeting room in the tower. So what is this amazing building? It’s not a secret base or something like that, it’s just a simple Basque Health Department.

Arch 1 Basque Health Department in Bilbao

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