Offices in Diagonal 197

Barcelona (Spain)
Layetana Inmobiliaria
Total Area
25.773,15 m²
David Chipperfield Architects


The site forms part of the Campus Audiovisual, which occupies the lands bounded by Avenue Diagonal and the streets of Llacuna, Almogàvers and Ciutat de Granada. In consonance with the criterion defined by the PERI (Special Plan for Interior Reform) of the Campus Audiovisual sector and with subsequent adjustment of volumes occupied by the team of architects David Chipperfield Architects, b720 Arquitectos and BB GG Arquitectes, the building seeks integration into the new composition of the Campus Audiovisual sector in a coherent and harmonious way.
The proposal for the sector is that it should be a permeable comb linking Avenue Diagonal with the interior of the Campus Audiovisual, creating spaces to which the public has access that bring the various volumes together. Although it is a permeable proposal with a discontinuous facade giving onto Diagonal, the fact that the facades of all the buildings are aligned with the avenue produces an effect of integration with the whole of the axis that springs from Plaça de les Glòries, creating a sequence of volumes initiated by the Agbar Tower.