This building is located between two main public spaces in Madrid's historic center. The purpose of the design is to link both Santa Bárbara square and the new Barceló Market area, creating a continuous urban space. Not in a direct way but creating a feeling of continuity through transparency and reflection.
The Design Hub splits into five different glass buildings with curved contours, adapting itself to the surroundings, embracing the nearby buildings and opening itself to the squares. All buildigs have gaps in the ground floor, allowing people to cross them and gain acces to the buildings, the book shop, the store, the restaurant, and the public underground space. The upper levels are the areas for Fashion, Object and Space design studios, library and offices. There is a narrow separation between the façades here, light being filtered by the high tech glass materials. On the contrary, the underground space is open and suitable for exhibitions and conferences. It can be easily divided using moving walls.