Endesa Headquarters

The headquarters for Spanish energy utility provider Endesa fuses innovative workplace design with a progressive environmental program.

The design transforms the Spanish building tradition of large, internal courtyards into a modern, climate-controlled solution for Madrid’s harsh winters. A 33,000 square foot atrium plays a central role, acting as the “lungs” of the building. Through an innovative design and operable windows the building is ventilated naturally, requiring no conventional air-conditioning.

The atrium also acts as the main circulation space, welcoming visitors and employees alike. Work spaces are arranged around the atrium and are flexible, adaptable to the company’s needs over time.


Madrid, Spain




Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos S.L. (Associate Architect)


90,400 m2 / 972,600 ft2


American Architecture Award-Winner (The Chicago Athenaeum 2004), Design Award: Architecture Honor Award (AIA New York City 2003), Design Award: Project Award (AIA New York City 2001)

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Project Type:Headquarters
Project Location:Europe