Calatrava Building, Barcelona Architecture, Montjuic Tower, Photos, Spain, Design
Montjuic Communications Tower
Barcelona Building, Catalonia, Spain – design by Santiago Calatrava, architect
Communications Tower Montjuic
Torre de Comunicacions, Montjuïc
Photos from Summer 2011:
Hill of Montjuic, southwest Barcelona
Design: Santiago Calatrava, Architect
The Montjuïc Tower is 136m high and very stylised like many Calatrava buildings. It could be read as a piece of sculpture carved from pure white marble, or as half a dough-ring speared by a bloated toothpick. There is a resemblance to the Skylon once built in London but without the paired-down panache.
This is a show-off building designed to be seen from all over Barcelona to symbolise the power of the Olympic Games coming to Catalonia. Admirers of architect Santiago Calatrava will no doubt enjoy its bonelike scultping and poetic expression but since I first saw it in 1991 my view remains cool.
Older photos of this Santiago Calatrava building – Montjuïc Tower:
More Santiago Calatrava building images available upon request
Location:Hill of Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain