viernes, 20 de enero de 2017
Jean Nouvel's Torre Agbar skyscraper has been sold for the second time in just three years, as it struggles to hold onto tenants in Barcelona's emerging technology district.
Dirty windows, an awkward donut-shaped floor plan and inoperable sun blinds are among the gripes of the building's previous tenants.
Merlin Properties has just paid €142 million (£123 million) for the 38-storey tower, originally designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, 71, for the water company Agbar Group.
The Spanish developer plans to invest €15 million (£13 million) to refurbish the famously phallic-shaped office block, which is Barcelona's third-tallest building. It will also convert the interior for multi-company occupation.
But it becomes the Torre Agbar's third owner in as many years, and both of its past occupants have described the building as impractical.