MADRID, 6 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Mutua Madrileña has rented the Torres Colón (Madrid) to the Garrigues office, which will occupy the entire building, as reported by the insurer in a statement.
The building has an area of 20,298 square meters distributed over 30 floors, as well as a parking lot with 123 spaces.
The rental contract, signed for 12 years, will allow the law firm to move to its new headquarters once the rehabilitation and renovation works that are being carried out in the towers and are about to be completed have been completed.
The remodeling project of the Torres Colón is the third that the towers have faced in their 50 years of life. It has been designed by the Luis Vidal Architects studio and thanks to this process the suspended structural solution designed by the engineer Javier Manterola has been enhanced, which is now reinforced and gains greater visibility with the new solutions created.
The building, the work of architect Antonio Lamela, therefore maintains the elements that make up the suspended structure in its entirety, integrating them into the new design of the exterior architecture to, in this way, adapt it to new needs.
The works will provide the building with "state-of-the-art" facilities in energy efficiency and sustainability, which will make it the "first business tower in Spain" with the consideration of Almost Zero Consumption Building (ECCN), according to the Community Directives. 2018/844 and 2012/27, as highlighted by Mutua Madrileña in the statement.
Torres Colón will only use electricity from renewable sources. In addition, it will consume 60% less energy than a conventional building, which will allow it to generate "practically zero CO2 emissions", compared to the around 1,000 tons of CO2 per year that a conventional building with similar characteristics can emit. On the other hand, almost 10% of the energy it consumes will be generated in the building itself.
Likewise, the building will also have the 'Well' certification, based on the implementation of the best practices in design and construction that pay special attention to everything related to the health and well-being of the people who will work in the building, and the 'Leed' certification that certifies that the property has been built and designed according to the "most demanding" international standards in terms of sustainability and efficiency.
Torres Colón, 117 meters high, is one of the tallest buildings in the capital and has belonged to Mutua Madrileña since 1995, when it was acquired from the English group Heron International.