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Cookies policy

COOKIES POLICY

July 2018

On the website of MONEO BROCK STUDIO, S.L. (hereinafter, MONEO BROCK) we use cookies, both our own and from third parties, in order to improve your experience as a user by showing you content adapted to your browsing habits. We do this by creating profiles based on each user's browsing habits.

Since the privacy policy can be updated periodically, in relation to new legislative requirements, regulations or uses, we ask that you review it on a regular basis.

If you have any questions regarding the Cookies Policy detailed below, please contact us through our email contact@moneobrock.com.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are exchanged between our server and the user’s web browser during use of our website. These files allow us to know, for statistical purposes and your behavior when browsing the MONEO BROCK website so that we can improve the service and adapt it to your preferences. Cookies are only associated with your browser and do not provide personal data by themselves. Cookies cannot damage your device and are also very useful, as they help identify and resolve errors.

 

What type of cookies are used in our portal?

TYPE OF COOKIES

INFORMATION THAT IT COLLECTS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

TECHNICAL

Those that allow the user to navigate through the website, platform or application and the use of different options or services that exist in it.

Technical cookies identify the session, control the traffic and the communication of the data, remember the elements that are part of an order, carry out the purchase process, make the application for registration or participation in a project, store contents for the diffusion of videos or sound, or share content through social networks, among others.

OF ANALYSIS

Some cookies collect information to measure the activity of the web, application or platform, and create navigation profiles in order to introduce improvements based on the analysis of the usage data.

PERSONALIZATION

Other cookies allow MONEO BROCK to access user’s predefined general characteristics according to a series of criteria in the user's terminal, such as the language, the type of browser through which the user accesses the service, the regional configuration from which access the service, etc.

 

Google Analytics

This website also uses Google Analytics, which is a Google advertising analysis service that allows MONEO BROCK to see how users interact with their portal. To do so, a set of cookies are enabled and used to collect anonymous information, which allows the creation of trend reports, without identifying users individually, that helps us maintain and improve to the Website. In the event that the User prevents the creation of cookies, it is possible that not all the functions of the web can be used completely and without limitations.

The collection and storage of the IP address and the data created by the cookies can be canceled at any time. The browser plugin to do so can be found here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can disable the use of Google Analytics data by clicking on the same link. Then, an Opt-Out-Cookie will be activated that will block the use of your data when visiting this web page. For more details, check the link for the privacy policy.

Specifically, our analytics cookies are:

  • _ga: This cookie is for analysis and serves to distinguish users when they enter the web.
  • _gat: The function of this cookie is to limit the number of requests that can be made on the website.
  • _gid: This cookie is for the Google system that allows users to be distinguished.

 

Session cookies

If a user logs in at https://moneobrock.com/en. MONEO BROCK creates an automatic cookie to be able to recognize the user’s browser again. Thanks to this, the password should only be entered once during the session. Session cookies do not collect information from the User's computer.

Specifically, our session cookies are:

  • XSRF - TOKEN: This cookie helps us to prevent possible attacks that would terminate the user’s session and phish to obtain their information.
  • Laravel_session: This cookie identifies users that access the website.

 

Cargo Collective

We also use cookies created and managed by CARGO COLLECTIVE that they employ to maintain preferences, view and stimulate web traffic and improve the service.

Specifically our cookies are: _cargo_analytics, _cargo_analytics_gid, and cv2_0.

 

Facebook

Facebook plugins are simple to implement and widely used, allowing users to indicate if they like MONEO BROCK content and share it with their friends and followers on Facebook. All of this content will be stored on Facebook. The operation is as follows: if the user accesses a web page containing this plugin, the browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. By integrating the plugin, Facebook obtains the information to which the user has accessed within the MONEO BROCK website. If the user has a profile on Facebook, Facebook may assign the visit to the Facebook account of the MONEO BROCK User, storing cookies and using JavaScript. The User is informed that if the storage of certain add-ons is prevented, the Facebook social plugin may stop working. The purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing and use by Facebook, as well as the rights and user configuration options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in the Facebook Data Protection Statement.

 

Vimeo

We use the VIMEO cookies to link our website with our channel and in this way we can track where the traffic comes from on our website. In particular, this cookie is called ‘vuid’.

 

Acceptance of the cookies policy

The use of this website implies that the User gives their consent to the use of cookies, under the terms and conditions provided in this Policy, without prejudice to the measures of deactivation and elimination that may be chosen.

MONEO BROCK considers that, if you continue browsing, you accept the use of cookies. However, we will continue to show the informative notice about our Cookies Policy at the bottom of any page of the portal with each login, so that you are always aware.

With the beginning of session in MONEO BROCK the User receives information about the use and policy of cookies through a message located at the bottom of the web page. Given this information, the User can perform the following actions:

  • Continue browsing. This will imply that the User gives his express and unequivocal consent to the use of cookies, under the terms and conditions set forth in this Policy.
  • Close. The notice is hidden on this page, accepting the terms and conditions set forth in this Policy.
  • Configure the permission of cookies can reject them.

All this, without prejudice to the measures of configuration, deactivation and elimination of the cookies that the User may adopt, and which are mentioned in the following section.

 

How to modify the configuration of cookies?

The User can restrict, block or delete the cookies that are used on the web, configuring the browser for this purpose. It is recommended to visit the following links for more information:

Internet Explorer: Tools - Internet Options - Privacy - Configuration

In the tools menu, select "internet options". Click on the privacy tab. You will see the scroll cursor to configure the privacy that has six positions that allow you to control the amount of cookies that will be installed: Block all cookies, High, Medium High, Medium (default level), Low, and accept all cookies.

For more information, you can consult Microsoft support or browser Help.

Firefox: Tools - Options - Privacy - History - Custom Settings

In the tools menu, select "options". Select the privacy tag in the options box. From the drop-down menu choose "use custom settings for history." This will show the cookie options and you can choose to activate or deactivate them by checking the corresponding box. For more information, you can check Mozilla support or browser Help.

Chrome: Settings - Show advanced options - Privacy - Content settings

In the configuration menu, select "show advanced settings" at the bottom of the page. Next, select the "content settings" key in the privacy section. The section at the top of the page that appears gives you information about cookies and allows you to set the cookies you want. It also allows you to delete any cookie that you have stored at that time. For more information, you can check Google support or browser Help.

Safari: Preferences - Security In the configuration menu, select the "preferences" option.

Open the privacy tab. Select the option you want from the "block cookies" selection. Remember that certain functions and full functionality of this Site may not be available after disabling cookies. For more information, you can check Apple support or browser Help.

 

 

Café de la Reina

Connected to the foyer of an elegant luxury hotel, the Café de la Reina or “BUR-BU-JA-JA” adds a colorful and casual note to the complex. A cafeteria during the day, the space transforms into a sophisticated cocktail bar at night, the patrons immersed in iridescent aquatic colors.

A long curved green bar runs through the space, while “seaweed” camouflages the curtain wall and the mundane view of the city beyond, dissolving it into small fragments of an organic, aquatic world. Smoothly curved walls with reflecting belts, circular benches and round tables create a sensual atmosphere where space and movement interact.  

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Client

Aragonia

Location

Zaragoza, Spain

Architects

Belén Moneo, Jeffrey Brock

Architects team

Andrea Caputo, María Pierres, Sandra Formigo, Andrés Barrón, Spencer Leaf and Silvia Fernández

3d model

Andrés Barrón

Parish Church in Pueblo Serena

The church “El Señor de la Misericordia” is located in the center of a new town-like urban development in Monterrey, Mexico, surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape.  The most important factor in the siting and orientation of the church is its relationship to the largest open space of the development, a verdant plaza.  Its main entry opens right onto the plaza, and with an unobstructed width of 11.5 meters (38 feet), this opening allows for the visual connection between the church’s interior space and the plaza. This entry is at once delineated and protected by a large trapezoidal canopy cantilevered off the main façade.  

Above the entry canopy, the façade is a large flat wall without fenestration or ornament, an emphatic and nearly square plane, declarative of the otherness of the space behind and within: the sacred space of the church interior. Its blatant frontality toward the square is entirely intentional.

It is thought that the plaza can function as an annex to the church, with religious celebrations and rites spilling out of doors when attending crowds exceed the church’s capacity of 350 worshippers. On the other hand, when the bustle of the square comes into conflict with the solemnity of the church’s activities, large sliding screens attenuate the connection to the square and restore the peaceful atmosphere to the temple interior.

The project aims to go beyond the accommodation of religious rituals and liturgical events as currently practiced in Monterrey, to where the spaces of the temple represent the development of an architectural language with a very long history, where the architecture speaks of both continuity and renewal, finding references to a great heritage of ecclesiastical architecture while simultaneously remaining unquestioningly contemporary.  The temple is seen not just as a place of meditation but as a social and educational center as well.

While the character of the church is undoubtedly contemporary, its volumetric concept was derived from traditional church plans; the design presents recognizable architectural features taken from early Christian temple prototypes such as the bell tower, the stained-glass windows, the frontal altar, the baptistery, the choir, the three chapels and the lateral courtyard. The architectural proposal is therefore thought to be both recognizable and new.  

Being free-standing and in the center of the new town development, the configuration of the exterior volume presents a design that, while modern, communicates solidity and aplomb. The rotund forms are thought to be reminiscent of the first missions built by Friar Junipero throughout the American Southwest, constructed of wood and adobe.  

The 43 meter- (141 foot-) -tall bell tower can be seen from a great distance, and serves as a landmark and reference for drivers on the highway to Santiago, on which Pueblo Serena is located.

The plan is that of a basilica, with a rectangular central nave some 15 meters wide, 18 meters long and 15 meters high (W:49 feet, L:59 feet, H:49 feet), its long axis running north-south and oriented towards the altar.  There are multiple sources of natural light in the interior.  Behind the baptistery a long glass wall runs the length of the nave giving views of an enclosed patio.  The glass is protected from direct sun by a lightweight horizontal sunscreen projecting into the patio space, and the visual connection to the surrounding urban areas blocked by a massive stone screen at the patio perimeter. Within the patio, a water fountain spills a cascade of streams into a lower patio at the basement level.

Above the baptistery is a version of a rose window, a nine-square grid opening to the west with colored glass.  To the southeast, three small chapels each enjoy daylight from high skylights, each one oriented towards a different cardinal direction so that the color and level of light in each chapel changes throughout the day.  Finally, above the altar is a fourth high skylight, whose light washes down behind an inclined panel cut into four sections to reveal a large Latin cross, the cross glowing with the light from above.

As with all churches, the acoustics of the central nave were of paramount importance.  The renowned acoustic engineers of Arau Asociados made a thorough study of the conditions inside the church and helped us develop a detailed approach to the configuration of its interior surfaces, including the application of diffusing wood battens on selected walls, notable behind the altar, at the back of the three chapels and the choir, and over the entry door.

Sustainable solutions were sought at every opportunity.  After ensuring the project’s incorporation of thermal insulation of far and away greater performance characteristics than is typically used in local construction, we devised a system of natural ventilation that takes advantage of the bell tower’s great height to create a strong chimney effect drawing air through large-scale grills incorporated in the entry façade.  Daylighting was also carefully studied to be sufficient without the need for electrical lighting in all spaces for use and work, while at the same time we took great pains to avoid insolation during the hotter months, to keep the thermal gains as low as possible.  Finally, much of the building program is located underground, where temperatures are constantly comfortable, with daylight being provided by generous sunken patios.

The interior design is fully integrated with the architecture, and the furnishings are by Moneo Brock, from the wood benches to the altar, the choir and the multiple screens, the sliding doors at the entry, the doors to the main sanctuary and the screen that separates the baptistery from the central nave.  We also designed elements of a more artistic nature, such as the stained glass windows of the “rose window” (a reinterpretation of the gothic feature, here oriented to the west for maximum effect during the evening Mass), the stained glass at the entry to the ossuaries, and the two sanctuaries, sunbursts made of gold or silver triangles canted to catch light from all angles.

Various artworks were commissioned for the church under Moneo Brock’s curatorial guidance: a large sculpture of Christ on the cross carved in wood by the Galician artist Francisco Leiro, a mural in encaustic of John Paul II in the third chapel painted by Pedro Cuní of New York, and a tall painting of the Christ the Merciful by Carmen Pinart of Madrid, now hanging in the second chapel.  These pieces by contemporary artists, respectful of the traditional content called for by church’s benefactors and clergy, complete the space.  

Thanks to the opening up of two large sunken patios, the various spaces on the basement level are flooded with natural light.  Around the north patio are the parish’s administrative offices.  The patio to the west with the cascading waterfall has to one side classrooms and multifunctional spaces for the community and to the other the ossuaries and a small chapel for funeral rites, spaces that are made more private in their location behind the waterfall.  One of the challenges facing us in the design of the basement was the need to connect to the commercial atrium at the lower level; to create a space of transition between atrium and church, we designed a vestibule lit by an open-air, prismatic skylight and, immediately below it, a reflecting pool.

The landscape design of Harari LA successfully integrates the architectural concept with that of the larger urban project, using Holm oaks and a spectacular control and selection of the planted material to mediate between the different built structures that compose the larger development.  

 

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Client

Plaza Serena (Real Estate in Huajuco Canon)

Location

Carretera Federal 500, Monterrey México

Building size

17,222 sqft

Budget

$ 2.077.717

Architects

Belén Moneo, Jeffrey Brock

Architects team

Irene Alberdi, Andrés Barrón, Fabrice Leray, Jaime Salvador, Sara Pericacho, Irene Hernádez, Juan Galloso

3d model

Fabrice leray, Andrés Barrón

Structural engineer

RGT Engineering (Gerardo Hernández)

Acoustical consultant

Arau Acustic (Higiniarau)

Contractor

Plaza Serena

Photographer

Jorge Taboada

The University of El Rosario Laboratory Building

The Quinta Mutis campus in Bogotá is one of the three campuses of the University of El Rosario in Bogotá. The projected building is located on the southwest corner of the campus adding almost 25,000 m² of classrooms, laboratories and common spaces. The building will replace some temporary structures built years ago, currently used as classrooms, adding significant new area and at a much higher level of amenity.

Moneo Brock has carefully designed the project to emphasize and update the values of the University, with the goal of opening the campus and providing it with a large agora having been priority throughout the project’s development.

The taller volume of laboratories has been given the shape of a mineral outcropping that responds to the city-scape of Bogotá and its environment, while the lower volume adapts to the surrounding buildings, some of them of historical value for the city. Both shapes share common spaces and emphasize communication, facilitating the practical use of the building.

A large terrace on top of the lowest volume opens the cafeteria to panoramic views of Bogotá. This plaza-garden is not only open to the interior common spaces of the campus, but to the surrounding city and its inhabitants.

Sustainable design and flexibility were both high priorities in the design of the new building. This project is being developed by a multidisciplinary team based in Madrid and in Bogotá.

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Location

Bogotá, Colombia

Gross area

270,000 sqft

Architects

Belén Moneo, Jeffrey Brock, Fernando de la Carrera, Alejandro Cavanzo

Architects team

Francisco Blázquez, Irene Alberdi

Model

Moneo Brock

3d model

Moneo Brock

Park on the River Tajo

This sustainable proposal seeks to preserve and revitalize the ecosystem of the River Tajo, recuperating this natural area for the enjoyment of all citizens of Talavera pointing out the possibility this Tajo Natural Park, beginning in Talavera, can grow, adding territories and cities in such a way that, in a few years, we could follow the river from the Guadarrama mountain to its mouth in Lisbon.


The project is understood as a series of interventions, all consisting with this promising idea. The River’s protagonism in the Talavera de la Reina cityscape will be reasserted. It will be made accessible for the enjoyment of all citizens through a series of interventions and activities that bring the natural landscape of the river closer to the city. Finally, this park could become a tourist attraction for Talavera at a national level, as a supra-municipal infrastructure, with economic and social opportunities for the whole city.


The proposed solutions and objectives include sustainable measures to improve water quality, recover the habitats and species of this section of the Tajo River, improve the landscape and enable an increase in the use of the river and its banks in forms commensurate with the conservation of its biodiversity and its landscape. Opening the project to citizen participation should furthermore serve to achieve greater knowledge of the river’s history and evolution.


It is intended that the river be for "all" in the broadest sense; allowing the growth of the vegetation and the complex of habitats specific to the place, sheltering numerous autochthonous species of flora and fauna, improving and recovering the enormously attractive scenic landscapes of the river and its fertile plain, and allowing access by the citizens of and visitors to Talavera to the shores and islands for their use and enjoyment. In short, it is about achieving a Natural and Human River Landscape Park.

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Client

Confederación hidrográfica del Tajo y Ayuntamiento de Talavera de la Reina

Location

Talavera de la Reina

Architects

MONEO BROCK, BLASCO ESPARZA, EIN

Architects team

Irene Alberdi, Mathilde Noirot