Torre Agbar – English

Barcelona incorporates a new silhouette in 2003: a huge cylinder with a glass surface which reflects the Mediterranean colors.

The Agbar Tower  has become a symbol of modern Barcelona.
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Located in the Plaza de las Glories at the confluence of the Diagonal avenue Badajoz Street marks the entrance to the technological district known as Barcelona 22@ .

The building has 50,693 square meters, of which 30,000 are offices, 3,210 technical facilities, 8,132 services, including an auditorium, and 9,132 parking. It has 34 floors above the surface and four underground floors for a total of 145 meters. The building was inaugurated on September 16, 2005 and had a cost of 130 million euros.


Torre AgbarLa tower was designed by architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with the signing Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos.

The building was heavily influenced by the most representative symbols of Catalan culture. On one side was inspired by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí reference to the bell towers of the Sagrada Familia and based in turn on the idea of ​​the Hotel Attraction, a supposed project by Reus teacher in 1908 for some hoteliers New York which was redesigned in 1956 by his disciple Joan Matamala and in 1978 was included in the book Delirious New York by Rem Koolhaas.

In turn, the architect Nouvel was inspired by the characteristic pinnacles of the mountain of Montserrat.

The main materials used in building construction were on one hand the concrete with which the tower structure was performed and secondly the aluminum and glass in the form of lacquered sheet of different colors, for the completion of the project was necessary that a total of 25,000 m3 of concrete and steel 250,000 kg were employed.

Barcelona546Uno of the most characteristic elements of the building is lit up at night. The system designed by Yann Kersalé creator, has over 4,500 lighting devices, which can be operated independently using LED technology that enables the generation of luminous images in all its facade. The system allows forecasting 16 million colors, thanks to a sophisticated system of hardware and software, plus the ability to create transitions also independent color.

In mid-2008, several Catalan public institutions compiled a list that included those she felt were the main cultural icons of the Autonomous Community and intended to serve as models for tourist souvenirs Catalan identity

How to arrive to Torre Agbar?

Location: Avinguda Diagonal, 211

Metro:  Line 1 Station Glòries,.

Bus: Lines 7, 56, 60, 92, 192 y B21.

Tranvía: Glòries, línea 4

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