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Torre Glòries Barcelona

Skyscraper Building by French Archietct Jean Nouvel in Catalonia, Northeast Spain

post updated 28 July 2021

Agbar Tower / Torre Agbar

Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona
Date built: 1999-2004
Design: Jean Nouvel Architects

Torre Agbar Barcelona, Catalan Tower
photo © Adrian Welch

Torre Glòries

Photos of this Jean Nouvel building:

Agbar Tower Barcelona Torre Agbar Barcelona Torre Agbar
photographs © Adrian Welch

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.

Barcelona Design Museum Building
photo © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Torre Glòries

General information
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
Completed: 2004
Opening: June 2005
Cost: €130,000,000
Owner: Merlin Properties

Roof: 144.44 m (473.88 ft)
Top floor: 128.3 m (421 ft)

Technical details
Floor count: 33
Floor area: 51,483 m2 (554,158 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators: 9

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

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Location: Avinguda Diagonal, 211, 08018 Barcelona, Spain, southwestern Europe

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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.

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