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Torre Sevilla

Project Management for the first skyscraper in Seville
Seville, Spain

Seville’s first skyscraper office tower is 180 meters high, located on Isla de la Cartuja and developed in collaboration with the prestigious U.S. firm Pelli Clarke & Pelli Architects.

The total area of the complex is built over 213,000 m², including a tower of 180 m. high.

The international contest organized by Puerto Triana SA Holdings, was won by the prestigious team of Cesar Pelli, author among other highlights of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. For the architecture, detailed engineering and drafting of construction projects, the client considered necessary to hire an internationally recognized engineering, able to perform the required tasks of an integrated large-scale project. Ayesa’s team was chosen for this work, preparing the best résumé in the drafting stages of projects. Our technical vice president, Gines Aparicio, former CEO of the construction of Expo 92 and renowned engineer, has the ultimate responsibility for managing the various contracts that our company has signed with the client: baseline, integral construction project, architecture, structures and facilities, optional direction, coordination of health and safety and integrated management of the project.

The construction project complex has provided an important challenge for its scale and architectural design. We have also had to master the various regulations and codes used by the American firm Pelli Clarke & Pelli Architects. They have also been rigorous conditions imposed by the client: maximum safety for people and goods, combined with functionality and modularity in the distributions and high-energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

An important aspect of high-rise buildings uniqueness is to obtain an A according to Galen, the best mark to be achieved, by the national energy rating system. This was possible through the cooperation of the energy facilities and architecture teams from Ayesa in collaboration with the University of Seville, allowing the optimization of the active and passive measures of energy efficiency improvements in the building. In addition, all facilities have implemented special fire safety and the ability of providing the whole complex a degree of comfort and safety that allows the protection of people and goods, following standards above those covered by mandatory regulations.