The Yacht. BBVA’S efficient and sustainable HQ

The Yacht is the main building in the new headquarters being created by the financial institution BBVA in Las Tablas, Madrid. An efficient and sustainable building with a spherical shape 93 metres tall and with 19 storeys, as designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, which will form part of a complex including another seven constructions, to be known as BBVA City.

BBVA’s employees chose the name for the most singular building in the new headquarters the bank is planning in Las Tablas (Madrid, Spain) after an internal competition for ideas. This elliptically shaped, 19-storey tower, 93 metres high, designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, will be called La Vela.

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La Vela is the most important component of a 114,000 m2 complex of offices and services which includes another seven buildings of three storeys each, which will be named after the continents. The buildings are separated by streets with the names of seas and oceans.

Article published in: FuturENERGY June 2013