08 Wrz Banc Sabadell Block
The block, now used as offices by the Banc Sabadell-Atlántico, stands diagonally on a four-sided site, reviving the traditional chamfered corner of the Eixample. Structurally, the corners become four vast concrete screens that combine with four pilasters-propped up together to form a large central structural box-to provide a successful solution for the main structure of the edifice. This “structural skeleton” is reflected on the glass and aluminium curtain-wall facade in the form of vertical strips of plaques of white marble cladding, mortared in place up the entire height of the building, accentuating the slenderness of the block.
Frances Mitjans Miró