Gas Natural Headquarters – Barcelona, Spain
Building: Gas Natural Headquarters
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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.