Porta Fira Towers

Location L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Spain)
Client Hoteles Santos / Layetana inmobiliaria
Area 90.108 m²
Year 2009
Status Completed-Built
Collaborator Toyo Ito & Associates Architects
Typology Workplaces, Hotels
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2010, “Best Skyscraper in the World”
Promotion of Innovation Award 2011
Promotion of Building Quality Award 2011
Special Mention ASPRIMA-SIMA 2011, “Best non-residential real estate performance”
Photography Adriá Goula
Team Fermín Vázquez, Alexa Plasencia, Cristina Algás, Laia Isern, Ana Caffaro, Magdalena Ostornol, Andrea Rodríguez, Peco Mulet, Gemma Ojea, Carolina Ferrer, Gaëlle Lauxerrois, Anaïs Blanc, Joao Miguel, Gustavo Sapiña, Pietro Peyron, Amparo Casaní, Daniel Valdés, Eduardo Calcerrada, Eike Grossmann, Helia Pires, Ileana García, Joao Cegonho, Leonardo Novelo, Mirko Usai, Nicolás Perfumo, Nikki Ross, Tosca Salinas, Valeria Merola, Giusy Otonelli

Located between El Prat airport and Barcelona, the Porta Fira Towers take advantage of their strategic position as the tallest towers of the new Plaza Europa and act not only as a gateway to the new L’Hospitalet de Llobregat exhibition center but also as a gateway to Barcelona.

The project consists of two 110-meter-high towers – a hotel and an office building -in a subtle dialogue with each other. Formally differentiated and with a strong symbolic charge, the complex seeks a complementary relationship with the use of a similar vocabulary. In a way, the Porta Fira Towers pay homage to the historic Venetian towers that give way to the fairgrounds in Barcelona’s Plaza España.