BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center

BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center

Lead architect

Gonzalo Carro

Location

Derio, Bizkaia, Spain

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Commissioned in

2006

Const. starts in

2007

Complete in

2009

Project area

2600 m2

Photography

Aitor Ortiz

Structure

Javier Eskubi, Amaia Oyón, Ángel Gómez

BTEK is an interpretation centre for new technologies, aimed at student visitors.

The Centre’s promoter, Parque Tecnológico, S.A., (Technology Park) set out the following as the most important guidelines:

  • Create a very flexible and varied exhibition space, able to accommodate all types of exhibitions.
  • Installations should be highly energy efficient (geothermal systems for climate control) and that use renewable energy sources (a building-integrated photovoltaic system connected to a 60kw network).
  • The geometry of the covering where the solar panels are integrated should be triangular—similar to the shape of Technology Park’s logo.