TRAVEL: Basque Health Department

As I have now embarked on my summer European travels, I recently spent a few days in Bilbao, Spain.  Of course I saw the Guggenheim, which was very exciting with all it's folds.  Yet, I spotted this building while strolling the streets, and it's many reflective planes caught my attention.  After some research, I discovered it's the Basque Health Department Headquarters.  Designed by Coll Barreau Arquitectos, the facade has two layers to comply with zoning and fire code requirements.  The extra layer allows the building to breath, providing a filter between the interior and exterior.

To read more and see many more photographs (much better than my quick snapshot above), read the ArchDaily.com article here...

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