Since Barcelona held The Olympic Games in 1992, the city has welcomed the global tendency of growing up iconic skyscrapers in the urban fabric. However, its coastal-Mediterranean pattern focused on maintaining architectural integration and balance as planning criteria, making all the difference. The skyline of Barcelona, where the tower buildings commonly stay under 150 meters high, embraces sustainable design, creativity and its own character. Here are the seven most beautiful skyscrapers in Barcelona.
This skyscraper has been, with the neighboring Torre Mapfre, the highest building in Barcelona, since it was designed by Bruce Graham for The Olympic Games in 1992. Both are located in the waterfront of the Vila Olímpica, and just a few steps from the emblematic sculpture of Frank Gehry called El peix d´Or. The Hotel Arts was inspired by the aesthetic of high-tech architecture as we can see in its perimeter a steel structure that is absolutely exposed. Composing the facade with this exoskeleton, there is the curtain wall, which gives prominence to the industrial image and allows aerial views of the bay.