Isozaki Atea Twin Towers, Bilbao, Spain

Arata Isozaki
Date Built
Completed 2008
Ercilla Street
The Isozaki Towers are the tallest residential buildings in Bilbao.  They stand 83 metres high comprising 23 floors.  "The first two floors are used for mixed-commercial purposes, and the remaining floors are residential. The towers are part of a five-building complex. The other three buildings' heights range between six and eight floors." (Wikipedia)

"Atea" means "gate" in Basque; the complex is intended as the entrance to the Ensanche of the city from the other side of the Nervión river as a footway directly connects the staircase between the two towers to the Zubizuri footbridge. The staircase leads to Ercilla Street."