Torre Espacio is a skyscraper located in Madrid, Spain. Translated as Space Tower in English, this new skyscraper forms part of the Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) Complex. It is considered as the one of the tallest buildings in Spain.
Torre Espacio History
Torre Espacio was constructed in 2004. When the structure was topped out in 2007, it was briefly was considered as Spain’s tallest building. The distinction has since been taken by the neighboring Torre Caja Madrid when it was completed in 2008. Torre Espacio was designed by American architect Henry N. Cobb.
Torre Espacio Features
Torre Espacio is designed with a oval central structure that feature cosine curves on two sides. This design provides the structure with a unique transition between its square base and its elliptical floor plan. It stands 235 meters or 774 feet high. It has a total of 57 floors above ground and with 6 additional floors that can be found underground, mostly reserved as parking space.
The tower also features a more modern air conditioning system, a hybrid air-water system that features exterior ventilation air flows through raised floors and panels. The system also allows for independent temperature control for each floor. Building occupants are serviced by 27 elevators.