Jul 2, 2008

Gas Natural Group's New Head Office.

Gas Natural Group's New Head Office.

This is the new corporate head office (complex, with a 20-storey glass tower) of Gas Natural Group in Barcelona, which stands on the very same place where the first gasworks were built in Spain 160 years ago. Designed by the prestigious architect from Barcelona Enric Miralles & by Benedetta Tagliabue, the urban periphery is characterized by a spectacular 20-storey glass tower creating an urban landmark in the skyline of Barcelona & made itself a member of the family of contemporary buildings in the city. Its between the 5th & 10th storeys that a horizontal building projects out of the tower giving this modern architecture its own personality. Apart from this, from the architectural point of view, it enables the skyscraper to integrate into the entire complex. Also this tower is surrounded by a garden area for the enjoyment of all the residents in the district, which again shows the architectural integration with its immediate surroundings. The glass panels are specially treated to change the reality. "They are special panes placed in a perfectly studied way to create an unexpected, surprising effect", says Benedetta Tagliabue . "The outer layer which covers the building is never the same, but changes depending on the light, the weather and the place from where you observe the building. You could say that the building is in a constant state of metamorphosis".

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