Torre de Gas Natural, Barcelona, Spain

Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue
Date Built
Carrer del Dr. Aiguader
The architect's website says of this remarkable building that, "The aim is to reconcile several objectives: to create an urban landmark in the skyline of Barcelona, to set up a dialogue with the low-rise houses of the neighbourhood and to generate quality public spaces.  The constructable volume, the singular character of this new building, its relationship with the urban periphery makes the new office building of Gas Natural a member of the family of contemporary buildings, that have started to appear on the skyline of the city".

"The treatment of the facades follows a similar criteria… A series of large windows create interest close up, while an indifferent volumetric treatment protects the building from the sun and the noise and shows a series of abstract volumes that confuse with the other buildings along the periphery."

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