Torre Cepsa

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Height: Occupied
210.2 m / 689 ft
Height: To Tip
248.3 m / 815 ft
Height: Architectural
248.3 m / 815 ft
Torre Cepsa Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
107,966 m² / 1,162,136 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Torre Cepsa
Other Names Torre Repsol, Torre Caja Madrid, Torre Bankia
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Spain
City Madrid
Street Address & Map Paseo de la Castellana 259
Postal Code 28046
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2008
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Regional Ranking #19 Tallest in Europe
National Ranking #2 Tallest in Spain
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Madrid

Companies Involved

• Current Pontegadea Inmobiliaria
• Past Bankia; Khadem al-Qubaisi; Repsol YPF
Developer Repsol YPF
Design Foster + Partners; Gonzalo Martínez-Pita Copello
Structural Engineer
Design Gilsanz Murray Steficek; Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer
Design Aguilera Ingenieros S.A
Other Consultant
• Lighting Años Luz
• Property Management Cepsa
• Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates Europe
Material Supplier
• Aluminium INASUS
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Façade Maintenance Equipment CoxGomyl
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About Torre Cepsa

Compositionally the building can be thought of as a tall arch, the services and circulation cores framing open office floors. The orientation of the typical floor plan positions the unoccupied cores to the east and west to minimize heat gain on the inhabited space. The office space is enclosed within a unifying curtain wall system composed of triple glazed units with a solar protective coating and motorized internal blinds for glare control integrated within the cavity. The opening at the top of the building mitigates wind impact and is designed to house wind turbines as a possible future innovation.

Although the building is conceived as a corporate headquarters—housing Caja Madrid, the largest savings bank in Madrid—it also has the flexibility to be partly sub-let, enabling Caja Madrid to expand or contract its accommodation easily in the future as required. This degree of flexibility results in part from pushing the service cores to the edges of the plan to create uninterrupted 1,200 sq m (12,900 sq ft) floor plates. Vertical circulation routes occupy minimal space with the core area use being optimized through the installation of a lift destination control system.

Research Papers

Torre Caja, Madrid, Spain
13 Jan 2013 – Corporate Publication

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