The TIC "Casa de las Tecnologías de la Innovación y la Comunicación" is an incubator for innovative companies and company founders. The steel structure with a facade of plastic membranes, is a building that requires almost no energy. The futuristic building was opened in 2010.
Another building in "Distrito 22@ de Barcelona" is the Edificio CTM of Batlle I Roig Arquitectos. The eye-catching, orange sunscreen elements completely cover the building of the "Comision del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones" (CMT). The office building was in completed in 2011.
The office building INDRA was built in 2006 as one of the first projects in "Distrito 22 @ de Barcelona", an urban transformation process in Poblenou. The former industrial factories were demolished and replaced by new buildings. The 10-storey office building stands on a pedestal in which the building technology is located. The design is by b720 architects. In front of the façade is a layer of stainless steel mesh that reduces solar radiation by 50%.
The Caxia Forum was created in 2002 in a former textile factory. The Art Nouveau building of Josep Puig i Cadafalch was opened in 1911. The new entrance area was added by japanese architect Arata Isozaki.
The covered market "Mercat Santa Caterina" of 1848 was redesigned by Enric Miralles between 1997-2005. Striking is the curved roof with colorful, octagonal tiles. Unfortunately Miralles died in 2000.
The 142 m high "Torre Agbar" was built in 2005 by Jean Nouvel. The French architect was inspired by the "Montserrat Mountains" near Barcelona. However, the tower should also remind you of the power and brightness of a geyser. The construction of the "Torre Agbar" started in 1999. After six years the office building of Agbar (the water authority of Barcelona) was completed.
The "Auditori" (auditorium) is the music complex of Barcelona opened in 1999. There is the National Orchestra of Catalonia, the Music Museum and the College of Music. From the outside you will see a concrete construction with a facade cladding of rusty metal. Inside it is the other way round, you will step into the light of an open patio. The building was designed by Rafael Moneo from Madrid.
The "Torre de Collserola" stands on the 425 m high summit of Turó de Vilana, which belongs to the Sierra de Collserola mountain range. The 288 m high TV tower was built for the Olympic Games in 1992. Sir Norman Foster was the archiect of the tower. There is a public observation deck on 135 m.
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