Caixa Galicia Towers

Caixa Galicia Towers.

We start from the assumption that an office tower cannot have the same treatment as a residential tower: the first looks for notoriety for being the symbol of who is behind it; the second should be associated to intimacy.

We thought the office tower with the will of creating an inner space illuminated and ventilated. At the same time, we propose a remarkable image associated to dynamism and freshness, and because of that we avoid monolothic elements, symbol of rigid power.

 

The inner courtyard's evolution

Caixagalicia Towers

Caixa Galicia Towers.

We start from the assumption that an office tower cannot have the same treatment as a residential tower: the first looks for notoriety for being the symbol of who is behind it; the second should be associated to intimacy.

We thought the office tower with the will of creating an inner space illuminated and ventilated. At the same time, we propose a remarkable image associated to dynamism and freshness, and because of that we avoid monolothic elements, symbol of rigid power.

 

“We can explain our tower from a new typology that knows how to transform the old central courtyard from low rise public buildings, into a new cross shaped courtyard type, opened to the exterior.

This courtyard is formed through nerved screens which are the building’s main structure, and allow the formal game manifested by the tower. We can resume that the structure’s approach gives us the sculptural image, also the inner space quality.”

StudioEstudio Carme Pinos
Dates2007 (competition)
Lead ArchitectCarme Pinós
TeamJuan Antonio Andreu (Project Director), Elsa Martí, Javier Jimenez Iniesta, Daniel Cano
Webwww.cpinos.com