Technology companies Bosonit and NWorld presented the design of a new high-performance center for advanced technologies that they will build in the ancient city of Logroño. Designed by Kengo Kuma and Logroño architect Javier Villar Ruiz. The designed building has 5,500 square meters of useful space and more than 2,200 square meters of public space, including a panoramic terrace with free access that will create a new view of Logroño and that will contribute to the revitalization and revitalization of this emblematic area of the capital of Rioja.
The President and Founder of Bosonit, Miguel Fernandez, defined the Center for High Performance in Advanced Technologies as “Project Logroño for Logroño” and highlighted: “I have always thought of the commitment that I personally have with my city and my region and I see this project as an opportunity to repay everything that Logroño and La Rioja have given us.” We also want knowledge and innovation to go hand in hand in the future, with the aim of raising La Rioja’s international capacity and for the company to attract talent and create good job opportunities for a young team.”
For his part, NWorld Partner, Benito Alvarez, highlighted “NWorld’s commitment to Logroño” and was resolute in thanking the institutions of La Rioja for their “support, support and confidence in the project that they identified as strategically important for the region. This can contribute to the consolidation of Logroño as a technopolis.” There is no doubt that this is just the beginning of NWorld’s relationship with the city, which we seek to strengthen through job creation and talent attraction.”
The logroño architect and partner of the studio Kengo Kuma & Associates, Javier Villar, highlighted that “the building was conceived from the outset as an opportunity to create a quality public space: on the ground floor, elevated next to the wall Santa María de Palace, and at the highest point, as a panoramic terrace where you can enjoy unprecedented views of the old town of the capital of La Rioja, where you can see the towers of the Cathedral of La Redonda and the Church of San Bartolomé, as well such as the Ebro River and its basin.
The objective of the work is to recover and reinterpret the buildings’ tradition with a contemporary point of view and unique characteristics that would not be possible elsewhere. In addition to preserving and improving the existing walls on the ground floor, the new facades facing the street merge with those of the old town, using traditional natural stone in warm colours. Only for the inner courtyard do the facades take on a contemporary aspect suitable for public use”, explained the logroño architect and studio partner at Kengo Kuma & Associates, Javier Villar. Therefore, a design that respects the environment in which it perfectly integrates the use of materials natural and traditional features of the region and creates an architecture at the human level, and conveys a sense of familiarity with the optimization of the urban space on which it is based.