G&O – GUINOVART & OSHSA
An office building on a trapezoidal site which forms part of the actions for sector 22@ in Barcelona. The 22@ project is transforming two hundred hectares of industrial land of Poblenou. This is an initiative of urban renewal and transformation in the city of Barcelona, where many important companies are fixing their headquarters.
The slender office tower for the enterprise information technology Indra is located there, with a total height of fifty-two meters and a minimum width of only fourteen meters. The total built surface area is 10,375 m2 and it consists of a ground floor plus 12 more floors.
The headquarters is located in a solar trapezoidal appreciably plane and its floor is rectangular, exceptionally interrupted by the corner of the intersection of streets. The floors located above grade are devoted to offices, and those below grade to parking for 40 vehicles and service rooms for private use. The proposal is for a tower rising above a more solid and compact three-storey plinth, aligned with Carrer Tànger. The tower section, with a rhomboid floor plan, follows the line of the chamfered corner, without slavishly reproducing it, to reinforce the slender complexity of the resulting volume. Its ten storeys are separated from the plinth by a service floor, recessed with respect to the plane of the facade, so that it seems to float above the base, lending it lightness.