Torre Agbar Barcelona, Catalan Tower Photos, Architect, Tall Spanish Building Pictures
Torre Glòries Barcelona
Skyscraper Building by French Archietct Jean Nouvel in Catalonia, North East Spain
post updated 28 July 2021
Agbar Tower / Torre Agbar
Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona
Date built: 1999-2004
Design: Jean Nouvel Architects
Photos of this Jean Nouvel building:
This skyscraper is 142m high, the third highest in Barcelona in 2005.
The Agbar Tower project in Barcelona reaffirms the celebrity status of architect Jean Nouvel once again. It has been compared to Foster & Partners Swiss Re building of course but in various articles it has been articulated by Nouvel’s office that this is incidental.
Type: Office, conference
Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates: 41°24′12″N 02°11′22″ECoordinates: 41°24′12″N 02°11′22″E
Construction started: 1999
Opening: June 2005
Owner: Merlin Properties
Roof: 144.44 m (473.88 ft)
Top floor: 128.3 m (421 ft)
Floor count: 33
Floor area: 51,483 m2 (554,158 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect: Jean Nouvel and Fermín Vázquez
Structural engineer: Brufau & A. Obiol
Awards and prizes: International Highrise Award 2006
The Torre Glòries, formerly known as Torre Agbar is a 38-story skyscraper located between Avinguda Diagonal and Carrer Badajoz, near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which marks the gateway to the new technological district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in association with the Spanish firm b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos and built by Dragados.
The Torre Glòries is located in the Poblenou neighbourhood of Barcelona and it was originally named after its owners, the Agbar Group, a holding company whose interests include the Barcelona water company Aigües de Barcelona. The tower is 144.44 m high with a diameter of 39 m.
It has a total of 50,693 m2 (545,650 sq ft), of which 30,000 m2 (320,000 sq ft) are offices, 3,210 m2 (34,600 sq ft) technical facilities, 8,132 m2 (87,530 sq ft) services, including an auditorium, and 9,132 m2 (98,300 sq ft) parking space. It cost €130 million to build.
More Torre Agbar images available upon request: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi
Location: Avinguda Diagonal, 211, 08018 Barcelona, Spain, south western Europe
Porta Fira Hotel
Design: Toyo Ito & Associates / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
photo from FCC
Torre Diagonal Zero Zero
Design: EMBA – Enric Massip-Bosch
photo : EMBA
Jean Nouvel – Agbar Tower Architect
Jean Nouvel Background
The architect was born in France in 1945; he opened his own office in 1975. His break came in 1981 when President Mitterand commenced his Grand Projets and by 1988 his lnstitut du Monde Arabe was complete. Its facade was unlike anything seen before and catapluted Nouvel into international architect stardom.
Spanish design by this architect
Hotel Puerta America
Torre Agbar, Jean Nouvel Architect, Barcelona building photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt
photo : Milos Stipcic
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Torre Agbar – Website -: www.torreagbar.com