Torre Mapfre, Barcelona, Spain

Inigo Ortiz & Enrique Leon Arquitectos
Date Built
Carrer de la Marina
Torre Mapfre occupies a site close to Barcelona's beach looking out across the Mediterranean.  Named after its owner, Mapfre the insurance company, it stands 153 metres high providing 40,000 square metres of office space distributed over 42 floors.  Eight double-decker high-speed elevators transport people between floors.  The building features projections on each floor designed to protect the occupants from the sun.