Torre BBVA

June 2, 2009

Architect: Javier Saenz de Oiza

Date: 1979-1981

Location: Madrid, Spain

Torre BBVA is part of the group of buildings built in the 1970s.  The entire building is supported on a central core with the floors cantilevering out.  Although the building was built before the green movement this building employs the use of sun shades to help keep it cool which give the building its unique look.

Torre BBVA

Torre BBVA

The tower has one of the most interesting interactions with the ground.  Rather than just hitting the ground like most skyscrapers it opens up at ground level.

Torre BBVA Entry

Torre BBVA Entry

We were allowed to take pictures while in one of the meeting rooms where the structure is visible.  The large concrete outriggers that bring the exterior weight to the core can be seen.

Torre BBVA Outrigger

Torre BBVA Outrigger

Torre BBVA Photos

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