In the area of Las Tablas, to the north of Madrid, the Telefónica Group is building an important complex of offices and services in which they will regroup more than 14,000 employees. It is framed in an urban and architectural philosophy of open spaces, without enclosures or barriers, with low height buildings connected via external accesses and is designed with employees’ functions and tasks in mind and not their positions.
The new Telefónica headquarters consist basically of four towers, with ten buildings unified beneath a glass roof and various free access services for Telefónica workers and the rest of the townsfolk. In this sense, it will count on diverse restaurants and cafeterias, gymnasium, nursery, health centre, auditorium, banking offices and small shops. The concept embraces the provision of space to facilitate communication and promote the sharing of information, thus responding to the necessities of the workers. In addition, the light, space, materials, technological equipment and the surroundings play a fundamental role.