Puma Energy El Salvador Headquarters
The building consists of two superimposed and arranged crosswise blocks, interlacing solids and voids all around them. Thus, a progressive sequence of compressions and expansions arranges and qualifies the circulation and access areas. A vertical void connects both blocks at their intersection allowing visual relations between different levels and programs. Here, the light is vertical in contrast to the horizontal spatiality of the open office area located at the upper level.
This building is notable for its two crisscrossing cubic elements, whereby the upper one appears to be floating. Vertical struts that evoke engine cooling ribs create a striking contrast with the building’s vertical lines. An interesting design that playfully engages with the relationship between horizontal and vertical and interior and exterior.