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Gas Natural Headquarters – Barcelona, Spain

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Building: Gas Natural Headquarters
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Completion: 2007
Architect: Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT
Project Director: Josep Ustrell
Structural: Julio Martinez Calzón

AE Interests: The primary goal of this design was to combine several objectives: create an urban landmark, to reconcile with the surrounding low-rise houses and create quality public spaces. The glass façade of this structure, meant to reflect a bite from a shark, is made of 100 trapezoidal panels of stratified glass with high rigidity for safety. 

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Written by Christopher Lawrence

February 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Built

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