La Torre Diagonal Zero Zero, a work of architecture workshop EMBA Enric Massip-Bosch and new corporate headquarters of Telefonica in Catalonia, has become the 110 meters in a new icon on the skyline of the city of Barcelona. The tower located at the end of Avenida Diagonal which flows to the sea in the area of ??influence of digital district 22 @, stands on a plot of 4,000 m2.
Telefónica’s new headquarters will complete the architectural uniqueness of the coastline of Barcelona at the beginning of Avenida Diagonal, and that is a neighbor of the Forum building by Herzog and De Meuron, and so will the future Spiralling Tower Zaha Hadid.
The tower, with its profile-shaped white diamond-diamond, has 24 floors above ground and two underground floors for 280 parking spaces. The building has a large amplitude and a light and bright, thanks to the play of light penetration between the ribs of the thin walls.
The proposed Massip-Bosch has a double meaning, far and near, in response to the two scales that this type of high-rise buildings to solve. The tower was presented to the city as a trapezoidal prism, sharp and stylish in a clean and quiet, lightweight, white crystals, which reveals transparency dynamic and diverse volumes that meet the different specificities of the interior program and is relate to the different heights of nearby buildings. The external form claims to the city and the distant vision. Internal forms to functions and near vision.
The building houses since the beginning of 2011 to the professionals Telefonica in Catalonia, but is also open to the public, it houses on its ground floor a new demo center for new technology that acts as a new focus for social disclosure information technology and communication.
This part relates the major public urban flows tower. The open to the public, located on the ground floor, in fact takes place at three interrelated levels around an atrium of 30 meters below the slope adjacent to the Plaza Forum. The physical and visual continuity with the city makes the tower involved in the activity of the city and in turn, involve citizens in the activity of building and enjoy.
The upper floors dedicated to offices are open plan, using the structural pattern-in-tube tube adopted with a central core and perimeter structure bearing on the facade. This structure is split into two parts: a section of interior pillars of very small and very slender, working in compression, and some exterior elements that meet the horizontal forces and torque.
These are presented in the diamond lattice façade follows the static of each part of the building, with higher concentrations of elements resistant to the lower and lighter in the upper parts. The floors are solid slabs of concrete that these horizontal forces transmitted to the core.
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