NEW HEADQUARTERS OF GAS NATURAL

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Location: Barcelona (Spain)

Owner: Gas Natural S.D.G.

Type: Group of office blocks of different type with concrete and composite structures

Design: 2002

Construction: 2002 - 2006

Architects: EMBT. Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue

Collaborators: Nilo Lletjós Masó (IOC - Barcelona)

Scope of work: Conceptual design, basic design, construction design, construction management

Description

The new headquarters of Gas Natural is a group of buildings forming an integrated architectural complex; highlighted amongst them are:

- The 86 m tall tower building counts 21 storeys and includes 3 reinforced concrete cores, steel columns and composite slabs with decking.

- The capitel building counts 8 storeys and has an external stepped cantilever.

- The aircraft-carrier building counts 5 storeys and has a large 42 m overhang. It includes a vertical concrete core, a set of large steel trusses in the lateral facades and some suspensión elements which all together drive the acting loads towards the said central core.

Technical specifications

- Height of tower: 86 m (21 storeys)
- Cantilever: 42 m - 5 storeys
- Slab area: 80,000 m2


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