The colonnade-relief on the west facade serves the dual purpose of shading the interior and accentuating its public character towards the pocket square through its depth and expression.
A flexible commercial program should be retrofitted into a former bank building presiding over a pocket square directly adjacent to Plaza Colón in Madrid.
Despite its coherent appearance, the four facades differentiate themselves by reacting to their boundary conditions. To improve pedestrian interaction, we moved the entrance from the plaza to the street.
The small relative size was seen as an opportunity to activate the roof as extension of public space, creating an attractive urban device that would allow the building to play a greater role in the urban ecology.