Designed in
Floor Area
3,572 m2
Built-up Area
23,104 m2
$20,791,486 €
Barcelona, Spain
This article was writen with the collaboration of the architectural studio in charge.


MEDIA-TIC building, promoted by the Consortium for the Free Zone is located in the district 22 @ Barcelona, at the confluence of streets Roc Boronat and Sancho d’Avila, in the surroundings of the Parc Barcelona Media.

The building is conceived as the public forum to be the point of communication and meeting with companies and institutions in the world of information technology and communication in Barcelona as well as average or audiovisual sector.


First came the Industrial Revolution and now
immersed in the digital revolution. Between 1900-1950 is
built the cathedrals of architecture were
factories. Factories with technological advances and structural
creating work spaces.

Now in the information age, the architecture has to be
a technology platform, where it’s
bits, connectivity, new materials,

The Connections are more important than the weight of
materials. This is an electronic world, immaterial,
in which it is the design of the network, not the

The draft ICT MEDIA CLOUD 9 is a digital architecture,
built through digital processes of CAD-CAM.

The facade of the MEDIA-TIC does not explain the construction
Industrial series, but it evolves and explains
digital construction, construction of information.
A construction permits to build a contemporary
complex facade. We are building “La Pedrera
Digital “in the 22 @ Barcelona.

Alive Skin ETFE

MEDIA-TIC is a home computer technology, image
where there is unity and diversity
digital complexity, under a roof, under a
home: a material.

A different material to the glass of other offices, different
the brick walls of apartment blocks,
a different material: product training,
research, production and dissemination: ETFE

We understand that sun protection is necessary to
get an eco-efficient building. MEDIA ICT through
the skin of ETFE 2,500 m2, tendráun energy
20% and get 42 points from 57 points up
marked by the decree of environmental criteria and
energy efficiency of buildings.
ETFE is a hybrid material (Ethilene Tetrafluor Ethilene)
with some very special characteristics:

. DELIVER A sunscreen and a facade with a thickness of 200 m



. DENSITY 350 g/m2





Moreover, it is nonstick, which prevents the soil and
requires a maintenance of cleanliness. And do not lose their
characteristics of elasticity and hardness with transprencia

The skin is prepared as inflatable ETFE available
up to three air chambers. This not only improves
thermal insulator, but also allows the creation of
shadow through a tire. Layer
which is the way to create shade. The first
layer is transparent, the second (on average) and the third
have a reverse design pattern that andalusia deflate
and together, we create a single layer shade opaque.
This is the configuration DIAPHRAGM.


One of the facades sistea has a temperature sensor which activates a vertical cloud of particles of nitrogen, with air gnereado the ETFE coating protects the building from solar radiation and cools.

Increasing the density of air cushions with ETFE
nitrogen particles, the G factor of the building passes
0.35 to 0.19. The system is activated automatically by a
network of temperature sensors.


Distribution of the spaces

Structured in eight plants, the latter three are managed by the CZFB and will be rented to businesses and institutions.

The four central Alvergue incubadoreas different companies as well as a program designed to develop the Landing, which projects to attract international entrepreneurs, and the Accel Program for potendiar initiatives such catalenes technological entrepreneurs.

The House of ICT in the lower floor will become a citizen dedicated to equipping eshibición and learning of ICT.

The Consortium

Technology Center and spaces for ICT companies and institutions.
The will of the Technology Center (TIC CTTIC) is to facilitate
the various economic sectors, mechanisms for
incorporation, use and application of ICT to enhance
productivity and competitiveness in the economy
Digital contributing in turn to the education and empowerment
talent and human capital in ICT.


Media Incubator ICT programs and Landing and Accel.
The Media Incubator ICT infrastructure and services offered
incubation or financing to companies
media sector (audiovisual production and digital effects, etc.)..
The Landing will also offer space and services
incubicación of initiatives for international business
who want to settle in and connect to Barcelona
Catalan innovation system, and companies that are
grow with the program may find the Accel
space to expand.

The House of ICT

House ICT space communication, and restaurant and
others. The House of ICTs in a project that takes place in
collaboration with the Barcelona Digital. This is
of equipment to serve the public and business
instensivo and where the use of ICT allows trnasparente
its dissemination to the citizens and their integration into
Think of a plant with the latest
ICT innovations and located in one place
strategically so that it can carry out all kinds
events (presentations, demonstrations, etc.).. It is a place
interrelation between companies and between these and the
citizen, where the link is channeled by the
use of ICT.


The building consists of a main steel structure,
4 formed by porticos rídgidos arriostrados separated
14 meters between them.

The póritco type consists of a jácena
Fink asleep by metal type of metal beams
forging plant 7 and 8, and by tight-porch pillars that
leading to the charges hanging “galleries,” nuclei
rigid support.



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