Geometric complexity (128)

It is not easy to constructively solve the façade of a building when this facade is supposed to be placed between the edges of the slabs, and the slabs have all of them different perimeters. The distance between a point on the edge of a slab and the equivalent point on the upper slab is always different.

Solving the facade closure by means of a vertical plane fixed to the slabs horizontal surfaces allows avoiding this variability. Only the red tubes, the formal finishing of the building, must respond to this geometric complexity, free from any functional exigency.

 

Torre Fira

Location: 
Plaça d'Europa, 45
08908 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
Year of construction: 
2009
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Photographer: 

Ph 1-3 Cristina Pardal

Ph 4-10  B720 Architects

Authorship of the graphical documentation: 

B720 Architects