Since it was erected in 1973, the building has become a landmark in an area where nineteenth-century or novecentista buildings predominate. It is the living expression of a contemporary reality that opened up in one of the most elegant districts in twentieth century Madrid.
The thorough refurbishment of Genova 27, undertaken by Gmp in 2005, was conceived by the Lamela studio, the same architectural practice that originally designed the building. This studio reinterpreted the building, giving the exterior greater transparency, leveraging natural light and reducing acoustic transmission. The building received a special mention in the third edition of the Gaceta de los Negocios’ Real Estate Awards in the category of property refurbishment.
In 2016 an improvement plan was implemented to modernise the common areas and deliver higher levels of comfort to occupants and visitors. Such actions included the renovation of the main and floor lobbies and toilets.
In 2017 the process of obtaining the DIGA accessibility certification (DIGA = Distinction Indicating the Degree of Accessibility) was started and is expected to be completed in 2018. Created by the Shangri-La Foundation, the certification considers functional diversity criteria – physical, sensory and cognitive – so that anyone, whatever their condition, can move around the building easily and safely.
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In the DIGA certification process
Integrated Management System:
ISO 9001 • ISO 14001 • OHSAS 18001