The design for the headquarters of DITUR - Foreign Exchange and Tourism - was made in a space of generous dimensions: a neutral box 30 meters deep, 10 meters wide and 7 meters high with a mezzanine floor at 50 percent of its surface . The space thus has an area of almost 450 m2.
From the architect: The original program, a currency exchange house integrated with a travel agency, could be perfectly solved on a portion of this surface. Far from being perceived as a difficulty in carrying out the proposal, the creative dialogue between the design team and the client turned this condition into a series of opportunities. In addition to the generosity of the spaces for the specific administrative activities and the places of attention, three spaces of attention to the public reserved for special events were generated: commercial meetings, trainings and the celebration of commercial operations with total discretion and security.
The layout of the program has a certain urban logic, associating connecting spaces to streets and functional spaces specific to buildings within the great void that makes up the premises. This condition is strengthened by the variety of treatments of the different surfaces that seek to maintain the tension between unity and visual diversity.
The allocation of 50% of the building volume for a space especially dedicated to contemporary art completes the innovative character of the proposal. We worked on this idea making viable the coexistence between dissimilar activities. In this sense, the appropriate lighting resources were arranged to favor the exhibition conditions of the works.