According to Jean Nouvel, the shape of the Torre Agbar was inspired by Montserrat, a mountain near Barcelona, by the shape of a geyser rising into the air. Jean Nouvel, in an interview, described it as having a phallic character. The Agbar Tower measures 144.4 m (473.75 ft) in height and consists of 38 storeys, including four underground levels.
Its design combines a number of different architectural concepts, resulting in a striking structure built with reinforced concrete, covered with a facade of glass, and over 4,500 windowopenings cut out of the structural concrete. The building stands out in Barcelona; it is the third tallest building in Barcelona, only after the Arts Hotel and the Mapfre Tower, both 154 m (505.25 ft).
Location: Barcelona, ES
My Role: Architectual Photographer
Additional Credits: Jean Novel, Architect.
Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona, S.A. (AGBAR)