The uniqueness of the building, visible from almost every geography, it became a place of sightseeing
He emerged from the Plaza de les Glories ten years ago. A building, the third highest of the city that received all kinds of adjectives and left no one indifferent both its aesthetics and what it represented. The iconic architecture that companies and municipalities coveted at that time to show the power of an economic boom that now after the economic crisis has reneged. The building work of the French architect Jean Nouvel was officially opened to host the offices of Aigües de Barcelona ten years ago today and-if you leave- now aspires to be a luxury hotel.
The uniqueness of the building, visible from almost all the geography of the city, quickly became a place of pilgrimage for tourists. The Barcelona, meanwhile, have devoted all kinds of adjectives: howitzer, geyser, suppository, dildo or cucumber, among others. However, major obstacles beyond its aesthetic singularity, always came by his controversial integration with what was then the knot Glóries now a place in transformation.
They rained criticism from a sector considered that the tower 142 meters high was an example of the architecture of solitude. So said the architect Manuel de Solà-Morales, who judged that the building represented an isolated, insolent and uncooperative architecture with its environment. But solitude did not last long and after one year proliferated other iconic buildings in their environment to give substance to the territorial limit of 22 @ and the Eixample. Chipperfield towers or Ferrater in the new Diagonal, Fermin Vazquez Els Encants, Dhub MBM or are some of them. Undoubtedly, the construction bothered to Nouvel, who always considered that the tower should shine alone, was the neighboring hotel Silken work of Juli Capella.
Future use that arises now for the tower must solve issues related to interior design, which is largely influenced by the 4,500 windows pierce the facade and the nucleus of vertical communications that travel up and down around the center of the building. Inconveniences have had much to do with the limited success to rent space inside.
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