DataSituation: Gran Via de les Corts, Llacuna St
Floor Area: 10.500m2
Architect: Eduard Gascón
Associate Architect: Lupe Álvarez
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Team: Jordi Mestre, Ignasi Pérez, Norberto Díaz
Structure Engineer: BOMA
Facilities Engineer: JSS, Engenieria i Arquitectura
Facades: Xavier Ferrés, architect
Photos: Jordí Bernado, Lluís Casals.
DescriptionThis 13 storey office building is not meant to become a corporate emblem or enter the slippery terrain of metaphors. In fact, the opposite, it is simply presented as a place to work intended for multiple companies and users. Thus, the main options of the project, such as the search for formal essentialness and modularity of the construction, tend to underline the most generic of the high-rise building, setting a level of agreement between architecture, technique and city.
The tower facades are designed emphasizing its horizontal structure. Each floor is divided into three bands: an opaque one that is faced with steel sheets and two of transparent glass. The upper band which is slightly behind the outer plan in order to underline the mullions and to create a shadow that enhances interior comfort and adds further complexity to the volume.