With this plan, we contributed to the definition of the formal regulatory criteria for the north façade of the Nova Diagonal avenue, as set out in a specific Master Plan. This plan envisages a continuous built frontage at a constant height, involving a system of approximately equidistant towers located in strategic positions. As well as the UA10 area, part of this frontage is made up of the Glòries tower by Jean Nouvel, the Hotel Meliá Barcelona Sky by Dominique Perrault and the Hotel Princess by Òscar Tusquets, and the Chamber of Commerce tower by Eduard Gascón (in the UA13 area), and the Diagonal-Llull tower (in the UA9 area), as yet unbuilt.


Between Bac de Roda and Fluvià streets, the plan covers a frontage topped at the continuous height of the buildings on the avenue, with a ground floor and seven upper storeys. Where Diagonal avenue meets Pallars and Fluvià streets, this built side increases in height in order to signify the crossroads, forming a rectangular tower created by a three-storey building with a portico. The seven-storey frontage and the tower, undertaken in three independent developments, share two basic criteria: the treatment of the façades and the alignment on Diagonal avenue, which emphasise its character as a continuous built frontage.

Planning: Adolf Martínez / Josep Lluís Sisternas, architects MSA+A. José Luís Pérez / Jaume de la Cruz, lawyers

Building designs: Adolf Martínez / Josep Lluís Sisternas, architects MSA+A

Developer: Compensation Board

Area: 30.830,00 m² land

Building capacity: 38.931,80 m² floor area

Chronology: 2002