Offices at Serrano
The first thing you feel when you step into the offices of this renowned investment fund in Madrid is a change in the financial sector. The old school -conservative and resistant to change- has given way to a much fresher current, where balance, transparency and sustainability stand as the premises of design to reflect the transformational power of good investments. Transparency is evidenced in the large meadows -which take up a large part of its 900m2- that were raised to promote communication and encounters between its users.
Balance was achieved through a careful selection of architectural elements and pieces of furniture that oscillate between the residential and the world of offices, creating a warm atmosphere with characteristics typical of a home’s interior design, such as common areas and coffee corners. It was essential to relate to the brand image, so a blue sparkle was added to the wooden skin that dresses the internal partitions and the vinyl floor. The kitchen is the only space that escapes from this productive universe, with bold colors in earth tones and irregular checkered wallpaper that disrupts the impeccability of the outside. Sustainability was accomplished using energy efficiency and sustainable materials such as tarkett flooring or the natural wood and stones, relying on local suppliers and by taking advantage of natural light. Thus, the project becomes a sustainable engine capable of transforming good ideas into investments and these into clean and efficient infrastructures that contribute to an eco-friendly world.