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Torre Agbar

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Jean Nouvel
location Barcelona
function landmark, office
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"This tower might be a distant echo of old Catalan obsessions, carried on the winds that blown in from Montserrat" said Jean Nouvel. Inspired by the architectural legacy left behind by Gaudi and by the hills of Montserrat, the Agbar Tower rises from the ground with the power and lightness of a geyser. The tower consists out of 3 non-concentric oval cylinders. The inner cylinder holds the vertical traffic nucleus and the installations. Between the central axis and the exterior there are 31 spacious floor without internal columns. Its first skin covers the concrete walls, is a layer of polished aluminum in earthy tones and blues, greens and greys. The second skin is made up of sheets of clear an translucent glass. A LED system is used for the night lights. The leds are orientated toward the interior skin of the sheet plating, bathing it in uniform light, without projecting the light outwards.

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Belgrade, Serbia 13-Sep-12
mmax001 says:
Here is my short film... Tore Agbar & more of contemporary architecture in Barcelona.
Belgrade, Serbia 11-Sep-12

Napoli, Italy 22-Apr-11
julione says:
The interior of the tower is great, and the view spectacular
Maracaibo, Venezuela 13-Jan-11
Matt says:
Check out the lightning new years eve:

Den Haag, Netherlands 03-Jun-08
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Torre Agbar
Avda. Diagonal 211
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How to get there? The Agbar Tower is located at the Placa de Les Glòries, the meeting point of the city's three most important communication arteries: La Diagional, La Gran Vía and la Meridiana. Located at the entrance to the new technological and business district know as 22@. Take the subway to Glòries, Line 1. Bus: 7, 56, 60, 92, 192, B21, N2, N0, N7. tram: 4. or call (34) 93 342 21 29
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Completion 7- 2005
Floor area/size 47500 m2
ArchitectJean Nouvel
associate architectb720 arquitectos
Client Layetana Inmuebles
Project ID 1596
Latitude/Longitude 41°24'13N 02°11'22E
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