Hidrosalud Headquarters Offices by Cuartopensante Arquitectura

November 2, 2011

Cuartopensante Arquitectura have designed an office interior for Hidrosalud, a Spanish company from Valencia that operates in the water treatment industry.


Hidrosalud Headquarters Offices by Cuartopensante Arquitectura

Bringing commercial and high-profile image value to the administrative spaces of Hidrosalud, a company from Valencia that operates in the complete water treatment sector.

This was the aim of the Cuartopensante studio which, inspired by the nature of water itself, offered a completely innovative design: wild, dynamic and agile. These features adapt to a space characterised by transparency, verticality and the constant presence of curved and inclined elements.

The entrance is only a gateway to what awaits within: a minimalist atrium with an automatic door in tempered glass that opens onto a futuristic space with corridors that glide between the various rooms, creating a virtual underwater passage.

The richness of this type of interior architecture, characterised by sinuosity and by vertical parameters, connects the corridors and the customer services offices with management spaces, which are separated by an LCD liquid crystal screen between two glass plates. At the end are the sales office and a small showroom, to complete a setting that combines opacity and transparency perfectly.

In order to obtain the shapes desired for furnishing that is the heart of the new offices, a material like HI-MACS® was needed. Through the possibilities of new generation heat formed acrylic stone with no visible joints, the office desks have a rounded shape and a monolithic aspect. These features of HI-MACS® are also evident in the meeting room table which, despite the fact it is over 3 metres long, looks like a single piece.

In this way, thanks to the malleability and elegant aesthetics of HI-MACS®, finishes acquire higher quality. The material is also non-porous, making it easier to clean and maintain, essential features for objects in constant use like desks, counters or cupboard surfaces.

Revolutionary lighting, the result of a combination of LED spotlights and halogen bulbs that can adapt to different areas and work situations, complete the incredible architecture and the use of a high-tech material like acrylic stone.

The result perfect satisfies the client’s needs for practicality and the creative mission of designers Rafa Muñoz and Víctor Mollá, which was “the need to assimilate the ungovernable aspect of the aquatic element and extrapolate it into a liveable space”.

Visit the Cuartopensante Arquitectura website – here.

Photography by Xavier Molla