A creative and innovative workspace. Magic Box headquarters by Octavio Mestre Arquitectos + Elastiko

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Architects
OMA Octavio Mestre Arquitectos.- Octavio Mestre, Albert Lluch, Jaume Trullà, Carlos Maurette (architecture).
Elastiko.- Iker Alzola, Gianluca Giaccone, Ariadna Privat, Gala Núñez (interior architecture and implementation).
 
Client
Magic Box.
Builder
Oic-Penta.
Area
3,800 sqm.
Location
c/ Pau Vila, 2-4, 08174 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
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Octavio Mestre OMA Octavio Mestre Arquitectos

Octavio Mestre graduated as an architect from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB). In addition to running his practice, OMA Octavio Mestre Arquitectos, he has taught at several national and international architecture schools and is a founding member of the School of Architecture at the International University of Catalonia (UIC). Octavio Mestre has published numerous books on architecture and currently co-directs the digital magazine t18.

OMA Octavio Mestre Arquitectos also includes architects Bernadita Jofre (1993), Sofía Simioni, and Pablo Mera (1995).

Iker Alzola. Elastiko Architects

Iker Alzola is an architect who graduated from ETSA in San Sebastian with more than 10 years of experience in the field of architecture. After working in studios such as Enric Miralles-Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) in Barcelona and Fuksas in Rome, in 2013 he moved to London where he joined Foster and Partners. In London, he formed part of the team of architects that designed and directed the new Apple headquarters, Apple Park (California), as well as the rehabilitation of the old Battersea Power Station thermo-electric plant in London, the future Apple headquarters in Europe.

In 2017 he returned to Barcelona to establish elastiko, an architecture and design studio of which he is the director. He currently collaborates with Cloudworks in the design and execution of works for different coworking spaces in Barcelona and Madrid, with the aim of achieving a collective and personal aesthetic across all the brand's venues. For this, Cloudworks has opted for furniture that has been custom designed by the elastiko team and that of leading brands such as Santa & Cole, Marset, HAY and Cármenes.

Iker Alzola holds a Master’s Degree in Restoration and Management of Built Heritage from the UPV / EHU and a Master’s in Architectural Design from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), where he currently holds a teaching position.

In the academic field, he has also been a guest professor in critical and jury sessions at the Architectural Association of London. Iker Alzola is a member of the COAC, the Architects’ Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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