Puig Tower | Rafael Moneo
Architects: Rafael Moneo, Antonio Puig, Josep Riu Architects, Lucho Marcial
Location: Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Architect In Charge: Roser Huguet (GCA), Josep Puig (GCA), Juan Velasco (GCA), Cristian Naudin
Photographs: Rafael Vargas
10-27-2014:ArchDaily: The Plaza Europa was constructed halfway between the El Prat Airport and Barcelona city, with the intention of it becoming a new point of reference for the whole metropolitan area. The floor plan well reflects the original intentions of the man who drew it, Alberto Viaplana, winner of a competition organised for this project. It cannot be overemphasised that the architect seems to have been more concerned with emphasising the value of the intersection of Joan Carles street and the Granvia de Hospitalet Avenue- in which the Feria de Muestras plays an important role- than in merely configuring an urban space in which notions of volume and space prevail. In the face of a possibly complex, turbulent layout; an abstract spread of clearly-identifiable and autonomous towers…Read More!