Torre Gloriès, Barcelona

Torre Agbar, Barcelona, Spain

Torre Gloriès - 144m high “water fountain” in the heart of Barcelona.

With its 16,000 m² aluminium façade that spreads over 33 floors, the Torre Gloriès looks like a liquid, organic mass. 4,400 irregularly placed window openings are incorporated into the building. A “glass skin” with thousands of slats was put over it, covering the building with reflections and colour gradients depending on the incidence of light. This effect was achieved by using 40 different paint colours.

Star architect Jean Nouvel perfectly translated the client's demand for a post-modern, extraordinary landmark whose colour effect – like water when exposed to light – constantly changes. Nouvel also sees his building as a tribute to Antoni Gaudi, who designed, among other things, the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona.

The interior design was also of the highest quality and therefore, of course, the products from KNOPP. The product of choice was the proven screed drying accelerator CONTOPP® Accelerator 20, not only because of the excellent handling and installation but also the safe and timely readiness for covering. This meant that all work was completed as planned, punctually and reliably.

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Construction project
Torre Gloriès, Barcelona, Spain
Size in m²
Work execution
Cement screed on polythene
Strength class
3 days

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