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Wings of an eagle circle building

Jessica Evans
19 Aug 2019

Located in Valencia, Spain, Kortimed’s new contemporary headquarters focuses on quality standards within working environments.

Florence based firm, Pierattelli Architectture designed the avant-garde building with the outstanding quality to ensure Kortimed’s headquarters are functional on all strategic, management and operational levels for the needs of the company.

Founded in 2005, Kortimed is an international leader in the tanker transport of liquid foodstuffs, including edible oils, wine, milk and fruit juices.

Interpreting the company’s eagle logo, two grand 10-metre overhangs sit above the building, running down to the ground the back facade, which is mirrored by the path below, giving the impression of eagle wings protecting the building. 

The facade is made up of chequered modules and five different colourways which create the illusion of an eagle’s plumage and lends movement to the exterior.

The entrance is characterised by a triple height glass hall which is dominated by an iconic spiral staircase, whilst the interior design allows for flexible use of the rooms.

Some 600 of the building’s 3,000 square metres are used for operational purposes, which includes four wash bays and a purifier for decontamination of wastewater used to wash tankers. A second building with upwards sloping facades acts as a workshop for vehicles.

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