Rowe Laboratories Headquarters
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The ROWE building is the headquarters of Laboratorios ROWE, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the Dominican Republic. The main façade faces north and is composed of a large flat cantilever that appears to float and casts shadows on the glazed curtain wall that forms the enclosure of the spacious double-height lobby. An inverted L-shaped portico emphasises the entrance.
The envelope on the east and west sides is more exposed to the sun, and Tempio’s extruded ventilated façade with a ceramic tile system, which can also be seen in the interior, was used to achieve greater continuity between the exterior and interior.