Los Cubos Location City: Madrid, Spain

Renovation of a landmark office building in Madrid.

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Architecture, Interiors
Therus and Henderson Park


Key Info

Office refurbishment to bring a fresh and dynamic feel to a landmark building while retaining the distinctive ‘cube’ principles of the original building
32,000m² GBA
Completed 2020
LEED Gold certification

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​A competition win to refurbish the Los Cubos building in Madrid

Los Cubos was designed in 1974 by the French architects Michel Andrault, Pierre Parat, Aydin Guvan and Alain Capieu, and was built between 1976 and 1981. It contains nine floors of office space, totalling 32,000m² GBA, and sits next to the busy M30 motorway.

A fresh and dynamic design

The refurbishment brings a fresh and dynamic design character to the building, while retaining the distinctive ‘cubicle’ principles of the original branding.

Chapman Taylor’s Madrid studio won a competition to refurbish Los Cubos in 2015, with planning approval achieved in 2017.

Mikel Barriola (B Arch Dip Arch ARB BEDA (Hons) COAM)

Group Board Director, Madrid

With a well-established track record, Mikel has experience on major projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, with design expertise in retail, leisure, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments.

Mikel joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2003. He joined the Group Board in 2020 and continues to take responsibility for the Madrid studio as Managing Director, including the direction and management of design, technical, financial and office administration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure

Mikel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor en 1997 y se convirtió en Director del Estudio de Madrid en 2003. Hoy en día es el Director General y tiene la responsabilidad de la dirección general del Estudio (diseño, parte técnica y financiera y administración de la oficina).

La experiencia que posee Mikel se extiende por toda Europa, Medio Oriente, África y Sudamérica siendo especialista en el diseño de centros comerciales, de ocio, viviendas, hoteles y proyectos de uso mixto.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso Mixto / Regeneración urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio

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