Woermann Tower

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Woermann Tower
Torre Woermann, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.jpg
Alternative names Ferrovial Torre[1]
General information
Type Residential, library
Location Las Palmas, Spain
Construction started 2001
Completed April 2005
Cost €10,338,900[2]
Client Ferrovial Inmobiliaria
Height 60 metres (197 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 18
Design and construction
Architect Abalos & Herreros, Joaquin Casariego and Elsa Guerra[2]
Structural engineer Obiol y Moya

Woermann Tower also Torre Woermann is a mixed-use tower in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. Completed in 2005, the tower was designed by Abalos & Herreros in collaboration with Joaquin Casariego and Elsa Guerra, and built by Ferrovial Inmobiliaria, the company also built around the same time one of the two Torres de Santa Cruz, in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.[3] The Woermann Tower forms part of a complex which includes a public square, constructed using Portuguese stone with the artist Albert Oehlen, and a seven storey block to the south, containing retail units and offices.[2]

The ground floor contains a main entrance area and retail units whilst the first floor contains a library.[4] The floors above contain apartments, usually four or five per floor. The floor slabs are separated by 3.6 m (12 ft),[4] offering views over the Atlantic Ocean through the 2,000 m2 (21,528 sq ft) glass facade. The facade is protected from the sun by solar fins running horizontally around the building, with vegetable motifs etched into the glass.[2] Yellow colour inserts were placed in the windows in strategic locations on the facade.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torre Woermann". Emporis. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jodido, Philip (2007). "Chapter 1: Abalos and Herreros". In Kobler, Florian. Architecture In Spain. Court, Christiane; Bosser, Jacques. Italy: Taschen. pp. 20–25. ISBN 978-3-8228-5261-3. 
  3. ^ Ferrovial Inmobiliaria adquiere dos solares sobre los que promoverá las Torres de Santa Cruz, en Tenerife
  4. ^ a b "Woermann Plaza in Las Palmas". Konzept High-Rise Buildings. detail.de. 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  5. ^ Badia, Laura Della (April 2006). "Woermann Tower, Ábalos & Herreros.". Floornature. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

Coordinates: 28°08′44″N 15°25′47″W / 28.1456°N 15.4298°W / 28.1456; -15.4298