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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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BARCELONA | Torres Fira | 113m | 27 fl | 113m | 24 fl | Com

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The extension of the Fira de Barcelona in Montjuïc is planned half inside and half outside Barcelona's municipal term, at the back of the Montjuïc hill, following the Gran Via avenue straight to L'Hospitalet de Llobregat. Japanese starchitect Toyo Ito won the competition for the masterplan of the project. Among the new pavilions, he has designed a couple of towers (called Porta de la Gran Via), 114 m tall, one for offices and the other an hotel -with commercial spaces on the ground floors-, and a lower, huge pavilion that will provide more space for exhibitions, fairs, congresses, etc. The towers (and the whole project) are due to be finished in 2009 and are conceived as a landmark, one (a curvilinear red tower, the hotel) being the counterpart of the other (similar red, organic tower but placed inside a translucid prism, offices).
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #2
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very cool designs, especially the red one!
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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Old January 29th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #4
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WOW,how interesting.I look forward to seeing these in person,when I'm in Barcelona in May.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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neat looking buliding! I sort of like how it looks as it does now with those slits on the side for the crane. When the facade is completely enclosed it will look overly cartoonish i think. Still a great building though.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 04:51 AM   #6
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The whole plaza has a striking contrast to the rest of the city...I like it!
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Old February 1st, 2009, 05:48 AM   #7
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Those 2 towers are crazy.Very artistic
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Old February 1st, 2009, 09:59 AM   #8
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Nice design, I like the color and the organic form.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:18 PM   #9
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Wow, I love the red tower; great design.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 08:40 PM   #10
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Nice design!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 10:28 AM   #11
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It looks very interesting, I like the red one... Bravo!
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:38 PM   #12
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I guess I am the only one that thinks its atrocious. I think Barcelona deserves MUCH better.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 08:18 PM   #13
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Gorgeous, amazing the red tower
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #14
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I am surprised how little attention these tower have got so far. They have a very distinctive design.
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Cool buildings! Will make a much better entrance coming from the airport!
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Old March 6th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #18
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barcelona looks like miami a little more better
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they fit barcelona's unique style way to go!!! and to think that 3 years ago i was there in the orchestra's tour...
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