Torre Seville, Seville, Spain

César Pelli.
Date Built
Completion 2016
La Cartuja
This development on the site of the 1992 World's Fair consists of a 37-storey multi-tenant office tower with a 4-storey podium designed to accommodate offices and retail spaces. 

The architect says that, "... The tower will define the new skyline of Seville. It will be harmonious with important Seville landmarks and will engage in a dialog with La Giralda, church spires and the masts along the bridges that contribute to the rich character of the city. ....

... The curved edges of the podium buildings will define a plaza that opens on the north and south and narrows at the center, creating a pedestrian-scaled commercial street, protected from the sun. ....

.... In the north, the plaza will grow to accommodate some café terraces, shaded with orange and jacaranda trees. A long canopy and three linear fountains will extend through the center of this area, guiding people to the entry of an auditorium located under the plaza."

The roof of the podium is home to an attractive garden terrace that will offer views across the river.

Cesar Pelli describes the tower as having, "... a simple and pure geometry. A delicate form, the tower becomes thinner in diameter as it rises. The building is elliptical in shape, with its narrow side facing the city. Topped with a public terrace and a restaurant, the building will offer spectacular views of the city."