Intempo

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Intempo
In Tempo enero 2015.jpg
Intempo
General information
Status On Hold[1]
Location Via Parque, Benidorm
Spain
Coordinates 38°32′17″N 0°09′18″W / 38.5381°N 0.1549°W / 38.5381; -0.1549Coordinates: 38°32′17″N 0°09′18″W / 38.5381°N 0.1549°W / 38.5381; -0.1549
Construction started 2006
Completed 2015
Cost £72,500,000
Height
Roof 192 m (630 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 47 above ground
3 below ground
(55 floors total)
Design and construction
Architect Pérez-Guerras Arquitectos & Ingenieros
References
[2]

Intempo is a 47-floor, 192-metre-high skyscraper building in Benidorm, Spain.[1][3] The design of the building was officially presented on 19 January 2006 and work began in 2007. Originally scheduled for completion in 2009,[4] work was significantly hampered by the economic crisis of 2008 which seriously affected the real estate sector in Spain.[5] Construction was completed in March 2014.[6]

Height[edit]

It is the tallest building in the city of Benidorm (surpassing the Gran Hotel Bali), the tallest in Spain outside Madrid, one of the tallest in the world for a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, and the tallest residential structure in Spain.

Structure[edit]

The building consists of two parallel towers separated by a gap of 20 metres (66 ft) and connected by a cone-shaped structure between floors 38 and 44. Its frontal view, vaguely resembling the number 11 and the letter M, has led commentators to speculate about a possible reference to the terrorist attacks of 11 March 2004 in Madrid. It is one of the few skyscrapers in the world which has the shape of an arch (another in Europe being the Grande Arche in Paris). The façade of the building will be glass, a first for a residential building in Benidorm.[citation needed]

Problems[edit]

The architects, Perez Guerra and Olcina and Raduan, resigned.[5]

While reports that the building did not include elevator shafts [5] were false,[7] poor planning has led to unsafe working conditions for the builders, construction outpacing design, and a construction elevator collapse which injured several of the thirteen workers aboard. Efforts to assist these people were hampered by design flaws which did not permit emergency vehicles onto the building site.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Residencial In Tempo". CTBUH. 
  2. ^ Intempo at Emporis. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ Gutiérrez de Tejada Espuelas, Enrique; Regalado Tesoro, Florentino (2010). "Intempo. Estructura de un edificio de 180 metros de altura" (PDF) (PDF). 61 (257). Hormigón y acero: 41–55. ISSN 0439-5689. 
  4. ^ "In Tempo: towering testament to madness of Spain's construction boom". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d Benidorm's prized high-rise tower becomes a symbol of incompetence, in: El País, 26 July 2013
  6. ^ "La recta final del In Tempo". Diario Información. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Griffiths, Alyn (2013), Developer attacks "ridiculous" reports that skyscraper has no elevators, dezeen magazine, retrieved 2015-03-10 

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