Spanish textiles and fashion giant Inditex will commence work this month on a new 170,000 m2 building to house the Zara sales and design teams within Inditex’s complex in Arteixo, northern Spain.
The firm has revealed it is investing €238 mln in the new facilities, which will comprises a five-storey building plus two underground floors for parking.
The property will complement the visual identity of the adjacent offices, which accommodate the zara.com. operations. The building will be predominantly white and feature large horizontal windows with protruding eaves to provide protection from the sun while illuminating the interiors. A structural trellis will introduce pillars every 12 x 22 metres, generating significant open spaces.
The plans, designed by Batlleiroig, the architecture firm which was responsible for the recent expansion of the Group’s facilities in Arteixo and several of the brands’ head offices, will also uphold the highest standards of sustainability.
By using technology in the design phase, the impact of the construction process will be minimised, Inditex said. That industrialisation, coupled with intensive use of recycled materials, will reduce the works’ carbon footprint and waste generation. The project is targerting LEED Platinum.
The works are set to begin in January and last for roughly two years.
Inditex currently retails through eight brands, namely Zara, Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe, selling in 216 markets through its online platform and its 6,654 stores in 96 markets.