SEPE offices in San Sebastian
The ground and first floor of a residential building in a neighbourhood recently created must be reformed to locate the offices of SPEE, the Spanish public service of employment support. The project attends to express and take advantage of that multiple nature of light. A central vertical space is filled with white light reflecting panels to bathe the heart of the offices with pure, clean and dense light. A transparent skylight over the white planes allows to understand the interior of the block and to value the terraces and the domestic presences of the dwellings that occupy the top floors of the block. The perimeter reinforces the presence of natural light with a blue glass facade mounted on a black steel structure. Perforated wood panels filter the incoming light and protect the offices of the dominance of views from outside. The facade is the heterogeneous light of San Sebastian landscape. The natural changing light is not surprising but familiar. Guide circulations and draw places of stay or relationship. It also gives the public dimension that requires the institution: it makes the place a space for everyone.