Torre Cepsa
Madrid Spain
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

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To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

248.3 m / 815 ft
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Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

248.3 m / 815 ft
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Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

210.2 m / 689 ft
1 2 3 Torre Cepsa Outline
Floors

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

49
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

5
Height 248.3 m / 815 ft
Floors 49
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Torre Cepsa
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Torre Repsol, Torre Caja Madrid, Torre Bankia
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2008
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
28046
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

office
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite
Core
Reinforced Concrete
Columns
Steel
Floor Spanning
Steel
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
248.3 m / 815 ft
To Tip
248.3 m / 815 ft
Occupied
210.15 m / 689 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

49
Floors Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

5
# of Parking Spaces

Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

1150
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

19
Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

107,966 m² / 1,162,136 ft²
Rankings
#
21
Tallest in Europe
#
2
Tallest in Spain
#
2
Tallest in Madrid
#
220
Tallest Office Building in the World
#
8
Tallest Office Building in Europe
#
2
Tallest Office Building in Spain
#
2
Tallest Office Building in Madrid
#
250
Tallest Composite Building in the World
#
7
Tallest Composite Building in Europe
#
1
Tallest Composite Building in Spain
#
1
Tallest Composite Building in Madrid
Construction Schedule
2004

Construction Start

2008

Completed

Architect
Structural Engineer

Façade Maintenance Equipment

Owner

Current

Pontegadea Inmobiliaria

Past

Bankia; Khadem al-Qubaisi; Repsol YPF
Developer
Repsol YPF
Architect
Foster + Partners; Gonzalo Martínez-Pita Copello
Structural Engineer
Gilsanz Murray Steficek; Halvorson and Partners
MEP Engineer
Aguilera Ingenieros S.A

Lighting

Años Luz

Property Management

Cepsa

Vertical Transportation

Lerch Bates Europe

Aluminium

INASUS

Construction Hoists

Alimak Hek

Elevator

Otis Elevator Company

Façade Maintenance Equipment

Paint/Coating

AkzoNobel

Research

13 January 2013

As the tallest building in Spain, the Torre Caja Madrid is an iconic landmark. Norman Foster Architects designed an archway that rises from the ground,...

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.

13 January 2013

As the tallest building in Spain, the Torre Caja Madrid is an iconic landmark. Norman Foster Architects designed an archway that rises from the ground,...