A unique facade for the world's best skyscraper
Its organic shape, inspired by nature,
changes and opens up like a flower.
A 28-floor tower with a height of 112.71 meters and a surface area of 34,688 m², an architectural and facade engineering challenge.
This skyscraper is an iconic feature of Barcelona, a work by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the winner of the 2010 Emporis Skyscraper Award.
We installed the Double Skin on a reinforced concrete structure with different floors. The inner skin features a curtain wall system, while the outer skin incorporates diagonal red metal tubes that adapt to the tower’s geometry. A total of 16,056 tubes of varying lengths add movement to the building and create different perspectives depending on the point of view.
An integral facade project
MCM managed all the phases of the facade project: global design, construction details, structural calculations, samples, tests, manufacturing drawings, layout and assembly. We also provided certificates and warranties for all materials. The engineering was completed in two months, and the construction work was executed very efficiently, finishing in ten months.
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010, the highest international recognition.
Every year, renowned architecture experts from over 65 countries select a globally iconic building. This award is the sole international recognition for skyscrapers. In 2010, Toyo Ito’s Hotel Porta Fira was acclaimed as the world’s best skyscraper. Its innovative design, functionality, and seamless integration with urban space have established it as a contemporary architectural reference.
The Japanese architect was also honored with the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest global recognition in the field. This Nobel Prize celebrates his career, marked by exceptional buildings such as the Hotel Porta Fira.