The building is located in Barcelona´s 22@ district. This district develops throughout the characteristic Eixample city blocks renovation, promoting innovation, technology and business. The building is located on the corner of Tánger and Badajoz streets inside Pons Factory city block (Tánger St, Ciudad de Granada St., Sancho de Ávila St. and Badajoz St.). The factory is completely refurbished throughout new green space and landscape complementing the actual urban condition.
The building consists of two independent volumes surrounding a new plaza projected to be on the corner of Tánger St. and Badajoz St., generating an amplitude feeling and enforcing the two building overview as well as both their accesses. The silver building has a surface area of 9920m² while the gold building has a surface area of 6494m². A common basement links both buildings, communicating its foyer entrances. Both buildings share a three level underground car park which occupies the entire plot surface. The car park provides space for bicycles, motorcycles and cars (258 spaces).
Both towers are the same height (ground level plus 8 levels) with 3.84m height in between slabs, which results in 2.70m interior height. A curtain wall is used to resolve the façade. Several vertical reflecting elements on the facade provide high solar protection, allowing, at the same time, total visibility from the interior of the building.
The layout in the building allows each office for a maximum gross net area granting many different configurations for work space. All
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE, JOAN ROIG – ARCHITECTS CLIENT GRUPO CASTELLVÍ TEAM HELENA SALVADÓ, JOSEP MARIA NAVARRETE, MERITXELL MOYÀ – ARCHITECTS COLLABORATORS STATIC INGENIERÍA S. A. – STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / PGI ENGINEERING – MEP ENGINEERING BUILDER DRAGADOS SURFACE 26.390 SQ M PROGRAM OFFICES LOCATION 22@ DISTRICT, BARCELONA START AND FINISH DATE 2010 – IN PROGRESS