Situation: 682 Diagonal Avenue
Floor Area: 12.000m2
Architect: Eduard Gascón
Associate Architect: Victor Brosa
Quantity Surveyor: Vicenç Galiana
Team: Andreu Pareja, Amalia Manso
Structure Engineer: Cotca
Services Engineer: Ramón Codina
Facades: Xavier Ferrés, architect
Construction: Contratas y Obras S.A.
Photos: Jordi Isern
DescriptionThis project involves the integral renovation of an existing building to suit the specific requirements of current office buildings. This intervention has meant a radical change in its image, where the arbitrary ornamental motifs of the old facade have been replaced by a neutral and uniform curtain wall with a profile that emphasize its relief and provides a considerable shadow effect.
The building presents this generic treatment on three sides, but introduces a special motif in the Diagonal Avenue façade. It consists of a vertical succession of inclined planes of glass that span the entire plant height and show the ideal attempt to open the tower to this important urban artery. This resource could be compared to the temples "in antis" of the Greek world, in which the side walls frame, through the columns, a large opening in the shorter facade.
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